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|Jul-01-04|| ||AlexKearns: <Master of Sacrifice> I think in both of your variations, Morphy would have played Qe8 mate. He wasn't the type to extend the torture. |
|Aug-31-04|| ||square dance: thats what you get for moving 3 pawns 5 times on your first 5 moves. |
|Feb-07-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: This game proves once more Morphy's understanding of positional play.|
|Jul-02-06|| ||THE pawn: Another great exemple of morphy preventing the opponent from castling and using is double pawn center to open the king's defenses with the e pawn advance.|
|Jul-08-06|| ||RookFile: Black didn't even play that badly.... the ...Rh7 idea is a little silly, but that was the opening of the time.... he did make a conscious effort for example to develop his pieces.... Morphy was precise in exploiting his advantage.|
|Jul-10-06|| ||KingG: How does White refute 10...Nxe4?|
|Jul-10-06|| ||vertho: 3...d6.
Read "A bust to the king's gambit" by Bobby Fischer
|Jul-10-06|| ||RookFile: I'm sure Morphy would have resigned after 3... d6.|
|Sep-24-06|| ||vertho: yes. that was the point of my post... after playing 3...d6 morphy would have resigned. Never mind the main ideas of the fischer defence to the king's gambit. 3...d6 is a magical move which immediately makes your opponents throw in the towel.|
|Jun-14-07|| ||rogermorin: yae i got a 51
|Aug-26-07|| ||casecloser: Wow i got a perfect 75 i think, this game is very instuctive, go over it 3 times and you should absorb everything, Morphy is a genius, and 3. d6 is okay, but lines with Nc6 as eric shinler suggests, and korchnoi and zac have suggested are much better, in my opnion|
|Sep-18-07|| ||deadwood53: I liked 29. Rc8. What did I miss?|
|Jan-22-08|| ||JimmyVermeer: There's no way Morphy would've resigned after 3... d6 (the Fischer Defence). Get real. He would've played a very good reply, such as c4 or d4. Even if 3... d6 was a winning move for Black, there's no guarantee McConnell would've known how it works, especially since he was before Fischer's time. Give Morphy more credit than that.|
deadwood53, c8 isn't a bad move, but d1 is better. After 29 c8, Black probably plays d2+, followed by 30 e4 h8 31 xd8+ xd8 32 d1 f8 33 e3 h6 34 f2 h7 35 e4 f8 36 g5+ g8 37 d5 g6 38 e4 xe4 39 g5+, etc. Not as clean a finish as White would have had with d1.
Master of Sacrifice, Black has a better defence to 29 d1 xd1 30 xd1. Try h6, and then White mates in 9 instead of 1 (see how it gives the black king an escape square). Still a loss for Black, but if you can delay it for as long as possible, it gives the other player more opportunity to miss it. That's the theory behind finding mates in n moves.
So, with both players making their best moves, the game should end: 29 d1 xd1 30 xd1 h6 31 e4 f2 32 xf2 g6 33 xf7 d4+ 34 f5 g5+ 35 hxg5 d8 36 g7+ f8 37 e6 d5+ 38 xd5 b5 39 d8#
There's no faster way for White to win.
|Mar-17-08|| ||just a kid: Drat.5 under par.Oh well.Not the end of the world.|
|Dec-16-08|| ||RandomVisitor: Black was still in this game until 14...Bg7? It seems that 14...Nfg8 allows black counterplay.|
|Jan-21-09|| ||epiglottis5: <KingG: How does White refute 10...Nxe4?> The book "Morphy Chess Masterpieces" by Reinfeld has the order of white's 10th and 11th moves switched around. So according to the book, White played 10.Nc3 and 11.Nf4, which makes more sense than the move order given here.|
|Jan-21-09|| ||KingG: <epiglottis5> That's interesting. Chessbase give a third different move order. According to them the game went 9.g3 Nc6 10.Nf4 Bd7 11.Nc3 Nf6, which also looks plausible. Maybe one of the Morphy experts on this site can confirm which is the correct move order.|
|Jan-21-09|| ||Calli: I believe that the Chessbase version is the correct one. It follows Max Lange's 2nd edition which seems to be the first book to publish this game. P.W. Sergeant is apparently to blame for introducing the error in his Morphy collection. The modern book by Shibut also follows Lange.|
|Jan-22-09|| ||KingG: <Calli> Thanks, informative as always.|
|Mar-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: the pawn on h6 is really annoying|
|Jul-31-09|| ||tentsewang: Morphy always make chess game more colorful and proves that anything is possible.|
|Sep-10-09|| ||muwatalli: is 9 g3 really the best move?|
|May-23-10|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Well Morphy could have taken the pawn with gxf3, not sure why he played g3, but its not a bad move. Maybe he was confident of weakening the chain of pawns and clearing them up. Or more likely to protect the h pawn to release hes rook at some point and to also keep f4 strong or for the bishop to sit on it later in the game.|
|Aug-24-10|| ||epiglottis5: I remember Reinfeld's book saying that after 9.gxf3, 9...g3 gives black undeserved counterplay, or something of that nature. Makes sense to me, since Morphy's 9.g3 completely shuts down black's pawn attack on the kingside.|
|May-07-11|| ||Gambit All: 13.f2, instead of d2 and castling Queenside, was a sharp move. The King is in a little more danger; but, Morphy gets pressure down the e file a move faster and uses it to his advantage.|
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