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Amalie Paulsen
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1858

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(born May-25-1831, died Aug-11-1869, 38 years old) Germany

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She was the sister of Louis Paulsen and Wilfried Paulsen.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Paulsen vs W Paulsen 1-0291858NassengrundC01 French, Exchange
2. W Paulsen vs A Paulsen ½-½531858NassengrundC41 Philidor Defense
3. W Paulsen vs A Paulsen 0-1261858NassengrundC41 Philidor Defense
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Nov-17-05  AlexanderMorphy: sister of wilfried paulsen?
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  Honza Cervenka: Yes, she was Wilfried's and Louis' sister.
Nov-17-05  notsodeepthought: Wilfried Paulsen was a strong master (according to this database he won a few games against Adolf Anderssen, Zukertort and Winawer, among others). Yet in two of the three games on this page, he gets schooled by his sister? Pity she didn't play more often...
Nov-17-05  AlexanderMorphy: <notsodeepthought> yeah exactly i think she was quite a good chess player herself!
Apr-02-06  tripleneck: Hi, I would like to play through Amalie's win over Alexander Meek. It was an unofficial game during the 1857 Congress in New York. If someone can post the game, I'd greatly appreciate it. Or if anyone definitively knows that the game was never recorded, that be good to know too. Thanks, TN
Apr-02-06  Calli: Fiske mentions it in the tournament book on page 85. He says Amalie played one game with Frederick Perrin (a loss) and the win against Meek. Games were played Oct 20, 1857. No scores are given. They may have been recorded but unpublished. Attitudes in those days may have prevented "embarassing" Meek and Perrin might have thought it equally impolite to publish a win over a lady.
Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A Pic
Jul-10-15  zanzibar: From the tournament book mentioned by <Calli>

<Mr. Paulsen's sister, the wife of a physician practising in New York, played two games of chess [...] This lady is believed to be the strongest amateur of her sex in the country, and would certainly be ranked as a first-rate in any chess club. Her style very much resembles that of her brother, with whom she has had considerable practice.>

Jul-10-15  zanzibar: A little more from here:

<Mr. Paulsen states that the lady used to compete with him on equal terms, but household duties have somewhat interfered with the practice necessary to a continuance of skill.>

Aug-01-15  zanzibar: <The Field> on 1870-09-17 gives some coverage of all the Paulsen's, including mention of Amalie

<had she lived -- she died in September 1869 -- and enjoyed the advantage of practice with her brothers, a very high degree of excellence was in her reach.>

Dod - Sept, 1869

Aug-01-15  zanzibar: Hey, I found, quite by accident, five games (#2883-2887) in <Schachzeitung (Feb 1870) p49-52 (65-67)> between W Paulsen and Amalie Lellmann.

Seems <The Field> might have Amalie's married name wrong? (i.e. Leumann (sic?)).

Aug-01-15  thomastonk: <zanzibar> I observe that you have a liking of Amalie. There is a book <Louis Paulsen 1833-1891: Das Schachspiel in Lippe 1900-1918> from 1982, which contains a lot of information on all family members. The author, Horst Paulussen, had access to the family archives, and so the book contains even very interesting pictures, at least two of 'Malchen', as she was called.

Amalie's husband was Dr. Lellmann, a physician. I have added the dates of birth and death from this book.

Aug-01-15  zanzibar: <<zanzibar> I observe that you have a liking of Amalie.>

Well, I'd call it a certain fondness - but only due to the charm inherent in chance encounters while researching other topics.

Given the name used for her by <Schachzeitung>, shouldn't we advocate changing her name to Lellmann here on <CG>?

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