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Simultaneous blindfold exhibition at Birmingham
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The following eight games were played by Morphy in Birmingham on the afternoon of Friday, August 27, 1858, during his brief visit to the B.C.A. Congress. His opponents were perhaps chosen rather with regard to their official positions in connection with the Association than for their chess abilities alone. But they included some strong players, and Morphy's performance in winning 6 games, losing 1, and drawing 1, was a good one. It "excited the wonder and admiration of the brilliant gathering assembled from all parts of the kingdom," says Lowenthal. The performance began at 1 o'clock and ended about 6.15 p.m.

Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs J Rhodes, 1858  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Kipping, 1858  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs J Carr, 1858  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs J Freeman, 1858  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Thomas Avery, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morphy vs W R Wills, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

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