The first published Norwegian chess game (probably)

The first published Norwegian chess game (probably)

From Nordisk Skaktidende 1875, pp. 73-74:

It has been a great pleasure to receive from Mr. Solberg of Drammen the following sprightly game, which he played against one of the best players in Kristiania. [now Oslo, ed.] We are so much more pleased, as it is not only the first Norwegian chess game our magazine has featured, but probably also the first Norwegian game in print in all the time the world has existed. Now that the ice is broken, we are convinced that the chess friends of Norway will help us make sure that this rarity will not be one-off.

S. Solberg – ?, Norway 1874 or 1875
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 c6 6. Bd3 h6 7. O-O Nf6 8. e5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 Bd6 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bf4 Qc7 12. Bg3 b5 13. Nxc6 Bxg3 14. Ne7+ Kh8 15. hxg3 a6 16. Ncd5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Qd6 18. Qh5 Nc6 19. Re3 Rb8 20. Rae1 Bd7 21. Rf3 Rbe8 22. Rxe8 Bxe8 23. Rf6 resigns

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