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Esteban Canal vs NN
Blindfold simul, 5b (1917) (blindfold), Leipzig GER, Apr-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52)  ·  1-0



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Sep-17-03  evertoexcel: A fantastic finish. NN goes down again!
Aug-11-05  stijn: Oh no, not this NN guy again, when will this guy ever retire? Korschnoi says he has played against players of 5 different generations, this man must have played at least a zillion different generations of chess players. It's really remarkable how he can still contribute to chess at his advanced age. Respect dude!
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  Phony Benoni: The game was published in <Chess Review>, uly 1935, p. 165, as part of an article about Esteban Canal.

Chess Review gives no information beyond it being from a blindfold exhibition: no venue, year, or even clarifying if it was a single game or simul.

ChesLab places it in Leipzig, 1916. This is not always a dependable source, but it's certainly more likely than the "1991" we had previously, so I've added it for now until more reliable information can be found.

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  Jean Defuse: ...

Played in a 5-board blindfold display in April 1917, shortly before Canal left Leipzig.

The black player's name was Löwy...

Source: Neue Zürcher Zeitung 7.7.1917


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  Phony Benoni: <Jean Defuse> Thank you for the information.
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  fredthebear: Gee whiz, FTB hates to be the party pooper of this fantastic blindfold finish, but Black can threaten checkmate w/the superior game after 19...Qh5 20.h4 Ne5, etc.

More proof of Savielly Tartakower's adage "The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."

Personally, it's thrilling to escape the chopping block and deliver such a devastating combination for victory. Beauty and joy do not require perfection, thank goodness!

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