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Adolf Anderssen vs Louis Paulsen
Casual game (1862), GER - ENG
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  0-1



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Sep-29-05  Poisonpawns: Nice counter attack by Paulsen,especially when white only needed 1 move.He didnt give him time.Also i like the penetration of the black pieces on the queenside,while white was focused on the kingside attack.Paulsen slowed the attack just enough to get his counter attack in.Nice game
Mar-31-11  madhatter5: 30.e7 may give white a chance.
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  MissScarlett: Bell's Life in London, August 31st 1862, Supplement p.1: <The following game was played between Messrs Anderssen and Paulsen en route from Germany to England, to be present at the late Chess Tournament.>
Sep-23-18  zanzibar: <Missy> would that put this game most likely played in the early part of July then?


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  MissScarlett: First half of June. The London Congress was a sprawling affair, played across several weeks and locations, but the first game in the Grand Tournament seems to have been June 14th. Attempting a coherent tournament collection is a daunting affair: Game Collection: London 1862

I have found - and will submit - the score of an unknown - to, at least - game (drawn in 39 moves) between Anderssen and Paulsen.

From <The Era>, June 22nd:

<Messrs. Anderssen and Paulsen. These gentlemen, on their journey to England, curiously enough, made each other's acquaintance for the first time in a railway carriage in Prussia. On arriving at Cologne they immediately encountered each other at Chess, and the game that follows was the result of the sitting.>

Sep-24-18  zanzibar: <<Missy> ... but the first game in the Grand Tournament seems to have been June 14th. >

Do you have a source for this?

I realize I mistakenly thought the tournament began on 7/14 when I made the comment the other night.

This is an admittedly pathetic "first-look", and I'm not proud of it - but the xtabs do reflect the PGN, which was the best around at the time.

I did assemble a slightly more informative post on the tournament:

Clearly, a 2nd pass on this tournament seems warranted - if one had better access to the contemporaneous British newspapers.


Sep-24-18  TheFocus: <zanzibar: <<Missy> ... but the first game in the Grand Tournament seems to have been June 14th. >

<<Do you have a source for this?>>

Yes. You should download <London Chess Congress of 1862> by Lowenthal and Medley. On pg. liii - liv, we see:


Monday, the 16th of June, was the day fixed upon for the beginning of play; but Messrs. Mongregien and Barnes being eager to commence hostilities, the first passage of arms took place on Saturday, the 14th, at the London Club. The game, which was marked by great vicissitudes, terminated in favor of Barnes>.

Sep-26-18  zanzibar: Thanks <Focus>, for that.

It appears I missed adding that info to either of my blog posts (or just plain missed it altogether).

Now, even if I post the links to my researches (which I can find rather quickly), I don't always have time to reread them - let allow my unpublished notes.

Given that I often forgot most of the details of my researches over the course of time - it puts me in the category of just another interested reader in the <CG> forums.

So, I wonder about the sources, just like the general <CG> reader might...


Sep-27-18  gokusano: Brawl! Evans gambit is not for the faint heart.

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