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Simultaneous blindfold exhibition at London
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The following eight games wewre played on April 20, 1859, at the "aristocratic" St. George's Club - as a chess magazine of the day calls it - and show Morphy to great advantage as a blindfold player. The opposition included Barnes, the strongest adversary Morphy was ever called upon to meet in a contest of the kind, Captain Kennedy, and Worrall, whom Morphy had already come across in New Orleans. The performance lasted from 2 p.m. to 6.30, when it was necessarily ended to allow time for a banquet given in Morphy's honor by the member's of the St. George's. The final score was 5 wins and 3 draws to the single player.

Morphy vs R Dawson, 1859  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs H Kennedy, 1859  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs H G Cattley, 1859 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs A Hay, 1859  
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morphy vs Worrall, 1859  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859  
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs J Thrupp, 1859  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morphy vs T Barnes, 1859  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

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