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Louis Paulsen vs H Schneider
Blind Simul 4b (1864) (blindfold), Leipzig GER, Jan-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51)  ·  1-0

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Jan-15-19  jith1207: Move 13 or 14 could be an early week puzzle. Impressive for a blindfold simul, but not tough for the master.
Sep-18-19
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  fredthebear: Louis Paulsen is sometimes underappreciated in the annals of chess history. Here is a blindfold simultaneous (no small feat of itself IMHO) where Paulsen sacrifices both rooks for a smooth mate on the diagonals.
Jun-03-21
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  Jean Defuse: ...

Louis Paulsen visited the Café National in January 1864 and upon being coaxed, he played four blindfold games simultaneously.

After Schneider's move 12... Qxa1


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<Paulsen announced a mate in 11 moves and Black resigned:>

13. Re1+ Be6 14. Qd7+ Kf8 15. Rxe6 Bxf2+ 16. Kh1 h6 17. cxb7 g5 18. bxa8=Q+ Kg7 19. Qe4 Qf6 20. Rxf6 Rf8 21. Qde7 Bc5 22. Rxh6 and 1-0

Sources: Illustrirte Zeitung (Leipzig) 1864, No. 1073, p. 66 & No. 1077, p. 130

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Jun-03-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Jean Defuse> Thanks for the correction!

I put your new score in to my old Shredder III Engine and it took just over a minute to find the <mate in 11> after 12...Qxa1.

I wonder how long <Paulsen> took to find it eh. Mind boggling calculation.

Jun-03-21
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  Jean Defuse: ...

<jessicafischerqueen: I wonder how long Paulsen took to find it...>

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1892, p. 30-31:

'... Zum allgemeinen Erstaunen sagte Louis Paulsen, in der entscheidenden Stellung den auf der Hand liegenden Zug nicht an, sondern schwieg längere Zeit. R. Mangelsdorf erwiderte hierauf Herrn Hirschbach, als dieser seiner Verwunderung über Paulsen's Schweigen Ausdruck gab: „Warten Sie nur, Paulsen sagt ein Matt an." Hirschbach entgegnete ungläubig: „Ach was, da ist gar kein Matt drin!" <Nach ungefähr 20 Minuten sprach zur grossen Verblüffung aller Anwesenden Paulsen das grosse Wort gelassen aus: „Weiss setzt spätestens mit dem 11. Zuge Matt."> Richard Mangelsdorf bat um Aufzeichnung der Stellung mit Mattführung für die „lllustrirte Zeitung" ...'

See (including the game): https://books.google.com/books?id=B...

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Jun-04-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Jean Defuse> Incredible. What drama!

Here is what Mrs. Google translator says- I adjusted a few words in the German passage you posted, in order to conform to English idiom, but what do you think?

<'... To everyone's astonishment, Louis Paulsen said that in the decisive position he did not start at the obvious move, but remained silent for a long time. R. Mangelsdorf replied to Mr. Hirschbach when he expressed his amazement at Paulsen's silence: "Just wait, Paulsen says mate." Hirschbach replied incredulously: "Oh, there is no mate in there!" After about 20 minutes, to the great astonishment of all those present, Paulsen uttered the big word calmly: "White will mate by the 11th move at the latest.">

Jun-04-21  SChesshevsky: <...After about 20 minutes....>

20 minutes? Suspect Paulsen might've been building up some drama. Guessing he saw the mate well below 10 minutes, maybe less than 5.

Nice finish but even more theatrical might've been using the B pin and Q sac with Paulsen's line to 20. Bb2 c3 21. Bxc3 Bd4 22. Bxd4 Rf8 23. Bxf6 Kg8 24. Qg6 fxg6 25. Qg7#.

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