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Leonard William Barden vs Nicolas Rossolimo
Hastings (1950/51), Hastings ENG, rd 1, Dec-28
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  0-1

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Jul-30-06  notyetagm: What a great Black Sicilian game by Rossolimo! No wonder he played 3 ♗b5(+) against the Sicilian.
Apr-22-09  SimonWebbsTiger: I was flicking through some of Barden's archived "the Guardian" newspaper columns today. There is a funny fact - he played Mieses in his Hastings debut back in the 50s; Mieses played Paulsen in 1889(!); Paulsen himself was a contempory of Morphy. As Barden remarked, if you play him (and he still plays on the web) then you will have a sort of quick chess link back to Morphy!
Sep-25-11
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  FSR: <SimonWebbsTiger> Indeed, and I have done just that. I hadn't known about Mieses vs Paulsen, 1889, but only about Bird vs Mieses, 1895, which is another route to Morphy.
Dec-12-16
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  Tabanus: Played 28 Dec 1950.

The Times, December 29, 1950 says "The game was adjourned in a favourable position for the French master", so there may be some missing moves.

Dec-12-16
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  roberts partner: The game score is complete. The time limit was 36 moves in two hours, and White's 37th was sealed.
Dec-13-16
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  Tabanus: <roberts partner> Thanks! :)

I think the dates can be easily found in The Times. Someone should clone and write up Game Collection: Hastings 1950/51!

Nov-26-19  kostich in time: Chernev includes this in The Most Instructive Games Of Chess Ever Played.
Mar-07-20  ronaldpatzer: 19. b4? (giving c4 to the Knight and here black Knight takes a LOT of space from white) and after 22. exd5 (letting black's center pawn become mobile) white was already beyond lost.

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