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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs J H Shayler
Blindfold simul, 10b (1879) (blindfold), Witney ENG, Oct-02
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  1-0



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Jan-23-18  mifralu: This source has M.J.H. Shayler and game played in Glasgow, 24 October 1879.


Jan-23-18  Nosnibor: <mifralu> I believe the source you have quoted is correct and this agrees with Harding`s bio on Blackburne.He played in Witney on October 1st 1879 and for the last two weeks of October toured Scotland giving numerous blindfold exhibitions.
Jan-23-18  morfishine: Love these fluid, smooth as silk games from the good old days :)
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  MissScarlett: Just one problem. The game appears in the <ILN> of October 18th, 1879, p.370. Black is <Mr. J. H. Shayler>, vice-president of the Witney Athenaeum's chess club. #fakenews
Jan-23-18  Nosnibor: <MissScarlett> It would therefore appear that the German report for some reason not only as the wrong venue but also the wrong date.
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  MissScarlett: Wrong country - Austrian report.
Jan-23-18  Nosnibor: I was of course referring to the language and not the country. I am not trying to mislead but attempting to establish the correct time and destination where this game was played. According to Harding he gave this display in Witney against ten players with a score of +6 -2 =1,one of these players probably being Shayler. Strangely enough this particular event his not mentioned in the appendix at page 530,however what is mentioned that the only game he did lose in Glasgow on 24 October was to a player named Court.Therefore this validates the place at which this game was played.
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  MissScarlett: Calm yourself. The <ILN>, as mentioned, claims he played blindfold the same number of boards, viz., twelve, on October 2nd, as he had in the regular simul the evening before. But <Jackson's Oxford Journal>, of October 4th 1879, p.8, states he faced only ten opponents on the second evening, which supports Harding's figures.
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  MissScarlett: <ten players with a score of +6 -2 =1>

Is this right?

Jan-23-18  zanzibar: <Is this right?>

Not according to your own source.

Jan-24-18  Nosnibor: <MissScarlett> <zanzibar> Apologies ! At Witney he won all of his blindfold games this comprised 10 opponents and the day before in a regular simultaneous he played 12 opponents.
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  MissScarlett: The wheels of <> turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
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  louispaulsen88888888: Glad we got that settled.

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