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Ludwig Bledow
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1835 to 1845
Overall record: +16 -5 =3 (72.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-27-1795, died Aug-06-1846, 51 years old) Germany

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Ludwig Erdman Bledow became the strongest player in Berlin around 1840. He organised the developing chess scene there and gathered around him a group of very talented players including Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa, Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, Wilhelm Hanstein and Bernhard Horwitz. This group became known as the Berlin Pleiades and was very influential on German chess subsequently. He founded Schachzeitung (later Deutsche Schachzeitung), and his large library aided Lasa in writing the famous Handbuch des Schachspiels (together with Bilguer).

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 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bledow vs Von der Lasa  0-1261835?C24 Bishop's Opening
2. Von der Lasa vs Bledow ½-½401837Berlin m2C44 King's Pawn Game
3. Von der Lasa vs Bledow 0-1371837Berlin m2A80 Dutch
4. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 1-0571837Berlin m2C51 Evans Gambit
5. Horwitz vs Bledow 0-1141837BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 1-0371837Berlin m2C44 King's Pawn Game
7. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 1-0381838BerlinB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 1-0331838BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
9. Von der Lasa vs Bledow 1-0331838BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Bledow vs P Bilguer 1-0331838BerlinC23 Bishop's Opening
11. Bledow vs P Bilguer 1-0261838UnknownC51 Evans Gambit
12. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 1-0271839BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Bledow vs K Schorn 1-0211839UnknownC44 King's Pawn Game
14. Von der Lasa vs Bledow 1-0461839BerlinC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. Bledow vs Von der Lasa 0-1401839BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
16. Bledow vs Von der Lasa ½-½551839BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
17. Bledow vs Von der Lasa ½-½381839BerlinC53 Giuoco Piano
18. Von der Lasa vs Bledow 1-0171839?C38 King's Gambit Accepted
19. H Schumacher vs Bledow 0-1321841Correspondence 1840-41C53 Giuoco Piano
20. C Jaenisch vs Bledow  0-1281842BerlinC24 Bishop's Opening
21. Bledow vs Carl August Blankensteiner  1-0441844Match GameC51 Evans Gambit
22. Carl August Blankensteiner vs Bledow  0-1321844Match GameC45 Scotch Game
23. Bledow vs A Mongredien 1-0381845Berlin mC44 King's Pawn Game
24. Bledow vs A Mongredien 1-0291845Berlin mC53 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-15-03  fred lennox: Bledow was one of the first masters Anderssen was to compete against. The results were disasterous for Adolf. 0-4-1. The surprised Anderssen was not discouraged. He reliezed his all out attacking style would not do at master level. He wrote his attacks were too bold and lacking careful preperation before the impact. He set to improve and did. A foreshadowing to his Morphy match 23 years latter.
Jul-27-06  mack: It's good to know I share my birthday with someone other than Triple HHH, the inventor of Dungeons and Dragons and one of Torvill and Dean (I forget which).
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  Benzol: <mack> It must be Chris Dean as Jayne Torvill was born October 7th 1957.
Jul-27-06  Rocafella: Hehe, touché mack! Happy birthday to you as well mate!
Jul-27-06  BIDMONFA: Dr. Ludwig Bledow

BLEDOW, Ludwig

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  keypusher: Here is an article about Bledow from Chesscafe.

Jul-17-08  myschkin:
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  whiteshark: Bio: surprisingly shortish
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  WannaBe: Wait a cotton pick'n minute, wasn't he one of the bad dude in a few James Bond movie?! Trying to take over the (chess) world?
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  whiteshark: What did the rabbit smoke today? :D
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  whiteshark: Oh wait, he's almost a sort of right:
<B> <L> <O> F <E> L <D>
Jul-27-09  Knight13: Bernhard Horwitz was his pupil! NICE! Horwitz was an endgame genius!
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Jul-27-11  Antiochus: [Event "Berlin"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1838.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ludwig Bledow"]
[Black "Paul Von Bilguer"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C23"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "1838.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 fxe4 5. dxe4 Nxe4 6. Qd5 Nd6 7. Nxe5 c6 8. Qf7+ Nxf7 9. Bxf7+ Ke7 10. Bg5+ Kd6 11. Bxd8 Kxe5 12. f4+ Kf5 13. Bg5 Bb4+ 14. c3 Rf8 15. Bb3 h6 16. Bc2+ Kg4 17. Bd1+ Kf5 18. g4+ Kg6 19. Bc2+ Kf7 20. Bh4 Be7 21. Bg3 d5 22. f5 Nd7 23. Nd2 Bf6 24. Nf3 Re8+ 25. Kf2 Nc5 26. Rhe1 Bd7 27. b4 Ne4+ 28. Rxe4 dxe4 29. Bb3+ Kf8 30. Bd6+ Be7 31. Ne5 g5 32. f6 e3+ 33. Kg1 1-0

Feb-14-12  thomastonk: <From the biography: He also helped found 'Deutsche Schachzeitung' ...> He was in fact the founder of the 'Schachzeitung' (which became decades later the 'Deutsche Schachzeitung'), but died soon afterwards.

<... and inspired Lasa and Bilguer to write their famous 'Handbuch'.> The idea of the handbook is not Bledow's. This idea is due to Lehfeldt, the editor of Bilguer's first work, and to Bilguer. However, von der Lasa was allowed to use Bledow's large library, when he wrote the Handbuch (I do not write that he finished it, because he did the majority of this work).

Jul-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ludwig Bledow.

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