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|May-26-07|| ||chancho: Please stand up.
|Aug-21-07|| ||Benzol: Louis and his brother Wilfrid came from a chess playing family.|
To illustrate their importance to chess theory I offer the following quotes.
"The only master to have had the slightest inkling of the correct way to handle fiachetto defences was Louis Paulsen. In this respect he was strangely ahead of his otherwise more gifted contemporaries - Anderssen, Zukertort, Steinitz, Blackburne and Tarrasch, to proceed from one end of the chronological scale to the other." - Ray Keene and George Botterill in 'The Modern Defence'.
See Max Weiss vs Paulsen, 1883 as an example.
"Paulsen discovered a larger number of opening ideas than any of his contemporaries. For the attack he contributed to the Scotch Game, the Goering Gambit, the Paulsen Attack, the Paulsen variations of the Vienna Game, and the Four Knights Opening. For the defence he discovered the Boleslavsky variation, the Paulsen Defence of the Kieseritzky Gambit, and the Paulsen Variation of the Sicilian Defence. He introduced the Pirc Defence and improved Black's chances in the Muzio Gambit and in several lines of the Sicilian Defence. His contributions were not confined to an odd move or improvement here and there: he also invented whole systems of play."
"Paulsen wrote no books, and none has been written on his theoretical contributions." - David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld in 'The Oxford Companion To Chess'.
|Jan-26-08|| ||Knight13: This guy is clearly better than his brother, Wilfried Paulsen.|
|May-16-08|| ||Knight13: Chessmetrics Player Profile: Louis Paulsen
Best World Rank: #1 (39 different months between the April 1862 rating list and the July 1878 rating list )
Highest Rating: 2710 on the October 1862 rating list, #1 in world, age 29y9m
Best Individual Performance: 2660 in Frankfurt, 1887, scoring 7.5/13 (58%) vs 2622-rated opposition
|May-16-08|| ||brankat: You are not feeling well today?|
|Oct-24-08|| ||Karpova: From Jeremy P. Spinrad's "Chess Journalism: Old and New", May 2007: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/spinr...|
<Another example is this reprinted letter from the 'London Globe' describing a simultaneous blindfold exhibition by Paulsen in Düsseldorf:
'New York Times', Oct 11, 1863: "Herr Paulsen, says the same letter, is a young man of 29, tall and lank, as Westphalians generally are, and with a cranium which would be the delight of phrenological science.">
|Mar-02-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Is he any relation to Pat Paulsen?|
|Jul-23-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"The Father of Hypermodern Chess" P.1
'... Wilhelm Steinitz at least gave posthumous credit to Paulsen’s pioneer work - ...'
by Imre Koenig
|Nov-11-09|| ||fred lennox: Calling Paulsen the father of hypermodern depends how much you want to consider the child father of the man. There's Staunton, Anderssen, Steinitz and a not so obvious Lasker, all forshadowed hypermodern. Father is a bit misused. Establisher is more the point, though less fluent.|
|Jul-06-10|| ||David2009: <Dec-17-04 and Dec-05-04 vonKrolock: <SBC: Louis Paulsen's only chess problem.> only, so surely this one: 8-2B5-8-1n2Rp2-8-3bpkpB-4N3-4K3 #2 (5+6)- In American Chess Nuts, number 334. [snip]>
click for larger view
Mate in 2. Nice problem! Thanks <SBC> and <vonK>.
Nice to see Louis Paulsen getting recognition. He was one of Blackburne's motivators to take up chess: they met in 1861 during Paulsen's Manchester tour Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861 (first recorded Winawer?); Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861 (blindfold simultaneous).
|Jul-06-10|| ||vonKrolock: <David2009> Merci beaucoup, aussi pour le diagramme, très gentil - back then in 2004 there was not yet such facility here|
|Jul-31-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of a young Paulsen:
|Sep-09-10|| ||GrahamClayton: A description of Paulsen from the "Hobart Town Daily Mercury", dated 17 November 1858:|
"...Paulsen is described in one of the Chicago papers as tall and muscular. His face smooth, hair light and cut short, grey eyes, compact facial muscles, and a head of prodigious size. His head is said to be the largest of any man in the country. He seems to perform his astonishing feats with ease, never experiencing the least headache, and feeling quite clear throughout. He declares that he can play better blindfold chess than in the usual manner, and had he always his choice would never play otherwise. While playing, he looks remarkably calm, and yet, if a bystander feel his pulse, he would count as many as 110 and more."
|Oct-03-10|| ||DarthStapler: The Salieri to Morphy's Mozart|
|Jan-15-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday louis!|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: I wish someone would write a decent book on Paulsen and his games.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||thomastonk: <Benzol> There is a book on Louis Paulsen, his family and his games, but it is written in German. Author: Horst Paulussen, title: "Louis Paulsen 1833 - 1891 und das Schachspiel in Lippe 1900 - 1981", year: 1982, 312 pages.
It is still available and has even a low price.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: <thomastonk> That's great news. Is there an English translation available?|
|Jan-13-12|| ||thomastonk: <Benzol> No translation - it's the only book by this author.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: <thomastonk> OK thanks. I might just have to start learning German. I think I'm too old now though.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Calli: Iowa State Chess Association has a file with 53 more games than CG. Download at http://wwx2.tripod.com/chess.html Don't have time right now to sort it out myself.|
|Jan-15-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Paulsen.|
|Jan-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Dec-26-12|| ||thomastonk: <chessgames.com> From the biography: "He defeated Ignatz Von Kolisch (+7, =18, -6) in 1861 ..." Several others have kibitzed it before, and maybe you like to change it: the match ended drawn (though the qouted result is correct).|
Before the match it was agreed that nine wins would be necessary to decide it. After 17 games Paulsen was leading by 6:1. But then Kolisch won three games in a row and after 31 games the result was only 7:6 in Paulsen's favour. Here both men agreed the draw.
|Jan-15-13|| ||Kikoman: Rest In Peace Sir Louis Paulsen.|
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