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Wilfried Paulsen
Number of games in database: 141
Years covered: 1858 to 1892
Overall record: +33 -70 =38 (36.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Center Game (16) 
    C22
 Uncommon Opening (11) 
    A00 B00
 French Defense (10) 
    C02 C01 C00
 Evans Gambit (10) 
    C51 C52
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B43 B40 B23 B58 B46
 Sicilian Kan (21) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C84 C65 C61 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Schwarz vs W Paulsen, 1880 0-1
   W Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1878 1-0
   A W Franke vs W Paulsen, 1877 1/2-1/2
   Loman vs W Paulsen, 1892 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig (1879)
   Berlin (1881)
   Nuremberg (1883)

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WILFRIED PAULSEN
(born Jul-31-1828, died Feb-06-1901) Germany

[what is this?]
Wilfried Paulsen was the elder brother of Louis Paulsen. His sister was Amalie Paulsen. He was a farmer by profession, and a reknowned potato breeder.

In 1862, he tied for 3rd-5th at Düsseldorf (2nd Western German Congress, Kongresse des Westdeutschen Schachbundes), in 1863 he placed 2nd at Düsseldorf behind Max Lange, and in 1876 he placed first at Düsseldorf. He won at Cologne, 1867.

notes: Wilfried also played consultation chess on the team of H Von Gottschall / J Mieses / W Paulsen / Riemann.

Wikipedia article: Wilfried Paulsen


 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Paulsen vs W Paulsen 1-029 1858 NassengrundC01 French, Exchange
2. W Paulsen vs A Paulsen 0-126 1858 NassengrundC41 Philidor Defense
3. W Paulsen vs A Paulsen  ½-½53 1858 NassengrundC41 Philidor Defense
4. W Paulsen vs O Wuelfing 1-023 1862 WSB-02.KongressC01 French, Exchange
5. W Paulsen vs G Schultz  1-021 1862 WSB-02.KongressC50 Giuoco Piano
6. K Hoeing vs W Paulsen 0-116 1863 WSB-03.Kongress fA00 Uncommon Opening
7. W Paulsen vs P Schwengers  1-023 1863 Dusseldorf (Germany)C51 Evans Gambit
8. M Lange vs W Paulsen 1-037 1863 DusseldorfC39 King's Gambit Accepted
9. W Paulsen vs M Lange  ½-½19 1863 Dusseldorf (Germany)C51 Evans Gambit
10. C Schultz vs W Paulsen 0-138 1863 WSB-03.Kongress prelC54 Giuoco Piano
11. M Lange vs W Paulsen ½-½21 1863 WSB-03.Kongress fC50 Giuoco Piano
12. C W Vitzthum von Eckstaedt vs W Paulsen  0-136 1867 WSB-06.Kongress playoff-1plC26 Vienna
13. A Ehrmann vs W Paulsen  1-046 1867 WSB-06.KongressC26 Vienna
14. W Paulsen vs E Schallopp 1-032 1867 WSB-06.KongressC51 Evans Gambit
15. Anderssen vs W Paulsen 0-142 1868 Aachen, 7th congress WDSC39 King's Gambit Accepted
16. W Paulsen vs Zukertort  0-159 1868 Aachen, 7th congress WDSC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. M Lange vs W Paulsen 1-051 1868 Aachen, 7th congress WDSC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Zukertort vs W Paulsen 1-046 1869 WSB-08.KongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. E Schallopp vs W Paulsen  1-052 1869 WSB-08.KongressC41 Philidor Defense
20. R Hein vs W Paulsen 0-145 1869 WSB-08.KongressA02 Bird's Opening
21. W Paulsen vs Anderssen  0-155 1869 BarmenC51 Evans Gambit
22. W Paulsen vs C T Goering 0-138 1871 WSB-09.KongressC51 Evans Gambit
23. W Paulsen vs Anderssen  0-134 1871 KrefeldC51 Evans Gambit
24. J Minckwitz vs W Paulsen  ½-½54 1871 WSB-09.Kongress+C01 French, Exchange
25. W Paulsen vs J Minckwitz  0-129 1871 WSB-09.KongressC44 King's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 141  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-17-05  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Wilfried's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/pauw.html
Nov-17-05  AlexanderMorphy: He seems to have played many games against the elite players of that era....even though he lost most of them i think that he was a decent player maybe of IM status today....
Jul-31-06  BIDMONFA: Wilfried Paulsen

PAULSEN, Wilfried
http://www.bidmonfa.com/paulsen_wil...
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Jul-31-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We put on our editors' caps this morning and removed a sentence--at least temporarily--from the biography. The sentence reads: <He is best known for the important analytical work he did with his brother.> The Louis Paulsen biography also refers to this analytical work.

There are two problems with this claim. First, the biographies should stick to facts, and it's very presumptuous to suggest for what a person was "best remembered". Moreover, we are compelled to supply more details: What was being analyzed? When was it published? Why is it so important?

With this in mind, can anybody help us improve the biography, by explaining what analytical work was being referred to? The volunteer editor who wrote this is a very sharp poster here, and he undoubtedly had something specific in mind--we just don't happen to know what it is.

Jul-31-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: I don't know much about Louis's brother. I only found this John Donaldson quote from another chess link: < ...if you have often heard of this opening <(sicilian Kan)> called the Paulsen you are also right, more so if you give credit to Wilfried Paulsen, who played it before his better-known brother Louis.>

Jul-31-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: I think that Paulsen's System (B40-B49) in Sicilian got its name after Wilfried rather than Louis though Louis used it as well. But <5...Qc7> after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 (or other move order leading to the same position) was undoubtedly Wilfried's invention and pet line.
Aug-21-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <chessgames.com> <With this in mind, can anybody help us to improve the biography, by explaining what analytical work was being referred to? The volunteer editor who wrote this is a very sharp poster here, and he undoubtedly had something specific in mind -- we just don't happen to know what it is.>

See my post on the Louis Paulsen thread to help answer this query.

Jul-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <"Paulsen discovered a larger number of opening ideas than any of his contemporaries. For the attack he contributed to the Scotch Game, the Goering Gambit, the Paulsen Attack, the Paulsen variations of the Vienna Game, and the Four Knights Opening. For the defence he discovered the Boleslavsky variation, the Paulsen Defence of the Kieseritzky Gambit, and the Paulsen Variation of the Sicilian Defence. He introduced the Pirc Defence and improved Black's chances in the Muzio Gambit and in several lines of the Sicilian Defence. His contributions were not confined to an odd move or improvement here and there: he also invented whole systems of play." "Paulsen wrote no books, and none has been written on his theoretical contributions." - David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld in 'The Oxford Companion To Chess'.>

I think that this note still mixes up opening contributions of both brothers together. While Boleslavsky variation of Sicilian and Pirc/Robatsch was introduced by Louis and he should be credited also for Paulsen Defense in Kieseritzky Variation of KGA as well as the above mentioned improvement of black defense in Muzio, the Paulsen Attack in Center Game and above all Paulsen Variation characterized by moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 (or 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 etc.) cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7!? were Wilfried's work.

Jul-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Honza Cervenka> <I think that this note still mixes up opening contributions of both brothers together.> You've hit the nail right on the head. See the previous posts by the administrators and myself on this thread. There appears to be some confusion about what I wrote on the Louis Paulsen thread and that information was transferred here. The brothers undoubtedly worked together but Louis seemed to be the more naturally gifted. I believe there was also an elder brother who played chess too.
Jul-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: I don't know about any elder brother of Wilfried and Louis Paulsens but their sister Amalie Paulsen was quite competent player too.
Jul-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Thanks <Honza>. I didn't know about Amalie.
Jul-31-08  euripides: Kmoch rightly plays a tribute to at least one of the Paulsens in 'Pawn power in chess'. In the light of history, their exploration of the Sicilian is one of the great pioneering contributions to the game. Is there a good book on them in any language ?
Jul-31-11  chessmaster102: wish I could see a 3 on 3 grude match between the paulsons and the polgars xp
Jul-31-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: So much for a "potato farmer"!

R.I.P. master W.Paulsen.

Sep-06-11  ARubinstein: a true innovator and pioneer in chess openings.
Sep-06-11  BobCrisp: More <King Edward> than King's Indian, one might say.
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