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Ludwig Otto Hesse vs Sophia Hesse
Blindfold (1897), Bethlehem, PA USA, Jan-28
King Pawn Game: McConnell Defense (C40)  ·  0-1

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Jan-30-21
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  MissScarlett: <L O Hesse Lame>
Jan-30-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

His wife beat him but I can't figure out from the article if one or both of them were unsighted.

In his defence he did finish in the top half of the <Continental Correspondence tournament> with 51%, but two places too low to make the finals.

Jan-30-21
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  fredthebear: His wife blindfolded him, then beat him?!? Did he require stitches? Were there witnesses? Was anybody arrested? Did she leave him afterward? Are there any details in an Irving Chernev book, such as The Bright Side of Chess? Really, we must know more.

Edward Winter has investigated some chess murders: https://www.chesshistory.com/winter...

Jan-30-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<fredthebear> I hadn't thought about it like that but that is PRECISELY what appears to have happened.

Hang on there is another "casual" game in which <Hesse> beat his wife, but there were no blindfolds involved: Sophia Hesse vs L O Hesse, 1897

Blindfoldgate...

Mr. Winter is in semi-retirement, so I have referred this new scandal to his capable assistant, Olimpiu Urcan

It is fortunate you are on the case, my good <bear>.

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