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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Frederick Karl Esling
Blindfold simul, 8b (1885) (blindfold), Melbourne AUS, Jan-08
Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-13-16  optimal play: 16.c4 is ok but 16.e5! is better.

<<<EXHIBITION BY MR. J. H. BLACKBURNE.>

Mr J. H. Blackburne, the renowned English chess player, gave a remarkable exhibition of his powers before a large assemblage in the hall of the Equitable Co-operative Society last night.

He fought blindfold against eight of the strongest chess players of Victoria.

The names of his antagonists were:-

board 1 Mr. Fleming
board 2 Mr. Esling*
board 3 Mr. Witton
board 4 Mr. Loughran
board 5 Mr. Stephen
board 6 Mr. Landells
board 7 Mr. Lush
board 8 Mr. Hamel

Out of the eight games, Mr. Blackburne won five, and three were drawn...

Won by Mr Blackburne; five - Mr. Fleming, Mr. Witton, Mr. Landells, Mr. Lush, Mr. Hamel.

Drawn - Mr. Esling, Mr. Loughran, Mr. Stephen.>

- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Friday 9 January 1885>

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