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George Alfred Russell vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Sydney (1885)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Defense Deferred (C39)  ·  0-1

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Sep-30-08
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  GrahamClayton: Blackburne spent the first 5 months of 1885 touring Australia, giving simultaneous, blindfold simultaneous and exhibition games in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. He gave this opinion of the strength of Australian chess:

"Taken as a whole, the players were not as strong as I expected. I thought that I would meet more first class players. Burns and Fisher are comparable to Thorold and Wayte, the top London amateurs. Esling is also very promising."

Source: Anthony Wright, "Australian Chess to 1914", Melbourne 1995.

Oct-02-08
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  GrahamClayton: Blackurne and M Russell played a 6 game match in Sydney in April, 1885, with Blackburne giving odds of the exchange. Blackburne won the match +5, =1, -0

Source: John von Manen "The Records of Australian Chess - Tournament and Match Tables - Volume I", Modbury Heights, 1987

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