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Paul Morphy vs George Walker
Blindfold simul, 8b (1859) (blindfold), London ENG, Apr-13
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-31-05  sneaky pete: From an 8 board blindfold simul against members of the London Chess Club, April 13, 1859. Black is the invaluable George Walker.
Aug-31-05  aw1988: Invaluable, indeed! What draw?
Aug-31-05  RookFile: Well, the final position is a draw, after ... Qg4+, right?
Aug-31-05  aw1988: Ahhhh!
Feb-09-06  Whitehat1963: A classic whoops for Morphy!
Mar-06-08  sambo: Sneaky Pete, do you know the other seven games (or the opponents) by any chance?
Mar-07-08  sneaky pete: <sambo> Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859; Morphy vs J Jones, 1859; Morphy vs P Maude, 1859; Morphy vs F Greenaway, 1859; Morphy vs G Medley, 1859; Morphy vs J Jansen, 1859 and a drawn game against stock Exchange Chairman F Slous that's missing here.

Sergeant: The arrangements for the performance do not appear to have been good. It began at 5 P.M., and at the end, 1 P.M., only two games had been finished (both wins for the single player); while of the remaining six one was a forced draw, and the others were abandoned as drawn, Morphy having a great advantage in one of them. The young master was not in the best of from, as is obvious from his play in some of the games, which betrays a certain languor very unusual in him.

Mar-15-09  Calli: <a drawn game against stock Exchange Chairman F Slous that's missing here.>

Slous game is now in the database. See Game Collection: Morphy's blindfold exhibition at the London CC

Jun-27-18  Helios727: Does the master get to feel the pieces in a blindfold simul?

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