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Joseph Henry Blackburne gave a simultaneous display over 18 boards at Leeds Chess Club on Wednesday 13/09/1882.  Play started 7.00 p.m. and ended at 10.15 p.m.  Blackburne won 15 games and lost three.

 

His opponents and their results were as follows:

 

Name as Reported

Result

Inferred Identity

D. Y. Mills

win

Daniel Yarnton Mills

Bilbrough

loss

Alfred Bilbrough

Bennett

loss

Charles George Bennett

T. R. Clarke

loss

Thomas Robert Clarke

Chas. Clarke

loss

Chas. Clarke

G. E. Wainwright

win

George Edward Wainwright

Eddison

loss

Thomas Eddison

Shaw

win

J. S. Shaw

Henry

loss

 

Pemberton

loss

C. Pemberton

M Wright jun.

loss

Murrell Wright jun.

Jas. Rayner

loss

James Rayner

Stringer

loss

John William Stringer

Moorhouse

loss

James Moorhouse

Spinks

loss

 

Birdsall

loss

James A. Birdsall

Harland

loss

James Walter Harland

G. V. Rose

loss

G. V. Rose

 

Two of the games, from the Chess Player’s Chronicle, 27/09/1882, page 468:

 

Blackburne Simul, Leeds, 13/09/1882

White: Joseph Henry Blackburne,

Black: J S Shaw;

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb6 5. O-O d6 6. c3 Be6 7. Bxe6 fxe6 8. a4 a6 9. Na3 Nf6 10. d3 O-O 11. Nc4 Ba7 12. Be3 h6 13. Qb3 Qd7 14. Nh4 Qf7 15. Bxa7 Nxa7 16. b5 axb5 17. axb5 g5 18. Nf3 g4 19. Nh4 Qh5 20. g3 Nh7 21. b6 Ng5 22. f4 gxf3 ep 23. Rxa7 f2+ 24. Rxf2 Nh3+ 25. Kg2 Rxf2+ 26. Kxh3 Raf8 27. bxc7 Qe2 28. Nf3 Qxf3 White resigned, 1-0

 

Blackburne Simul, Leeds, 13/09/1882

White: Joseph Henry Blackburne,

Black: James Raynor;

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 5. h4 g4 6. Ng5 h5 7. d4 f6 8. Bxf4 fxg5 9. Bxg5 Be7 10. Qd2 d6 11. Bc4 Bxg5 12. hxg5 Na5 13. Bxg8 Rxg8 14. Rxh5 Nc4 15. Qe2 Nb6 16. O-O-O Qe7 17. Rh1 Bd7 18. a4 O-O-O 19. a5 Na8 20. Nd5 Qg7 21. Qc4 Be6 22. Nb6+ axb6 23. Qxe6+ Qd7 24. Qxd7+ Rxd7 25. Rh8 Rdg7 26. Rxg8+ Rxg8 27. g6 Kd7 28. d5 Ke7 29. Rh7+ Kf6 30. axb6 cxb6 31. Rxb7 Kxg6 32. Rd7 Re8 33. Rxd6+ Kg5 34. Rc6 Kf4 35. d6 Rxe4 36. d7 Rd4 37. Rc4 Black resigned, 0-1

 

 

Created

07/08/2013

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07/08/2013