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|Jul-31-10|| ||pier daniele: I can't understand 34. Nxd7.
And much less 34. ... Rxd7
It seems to me that Rxg1 could have been far better-
Some one can help?
|Sep-21-10|| ||morphy2010: What a route. This is aother example of Morphy thrashing his opposition.The paulson sicilian is dismnatled masterfully.|
|Feb-14-11|| ||geneven: Pier: After 34...Rxg1 34. Kxg1 Rd2 35. Bxe6 Ne7 White is a piece up, Black's K is hemmed in, f-pawn may march soon, White's B helps everywere.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||Oceanlake: a·void/əˈvoid/
Keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something): "avoid excessive exposure to the sun".
Contrive not to meet (someone): "boys lined up to meet Gloria, but avoided her bossy sister".
evade - shun - eschew - dodge - elude - shirk -
|Apr-20-12|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Morphy's Law--playing Morphy is harder than it looks; your development will take longer than you think; and if anything can go wrong against Morphy, it will.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||AVRO38: It's amazing that after all these years, the final match of the 1st American Chess Congress remains the greatest chess match ever played in New York City.|
The 1886, 1894, 1907, and 1990 WC matches were only partially played in NYC, as was the Fischer-Reshevsky match. That leaves the 1890 Steinitz-Gunsberg match, which pales in comparison to Morphy vs. Paulsen.
|Apr-20-12|| ||RookFile: What did you think of the 1995 Kasparov - Anand match?|
|Apr-20-12|| ||Rook e2: Very nice game, and ofcourse a win by Morphy. Only a pity there is this much of 'blabla' (staunton bashing?)on the page.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||Garech: Great game by Morphy; instructive both positionally and tactically - exploiting the d6 hole and attacking with seamless coordination; a pleasure to watch.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||RookFile: <realbrob: This game is interesting because it's almost the first time I admire Mr Morphy dealing with a "modern" opening, the Sicilian defense. >|
I was impressed with Paulsen's ideas in this losing effort. I had the same impression: he had some ideas that were ahead of his time, and just missed a couple of tactical points.
|Apr-20-12|| ||playground player: It's almost shocking to watch Morphy dismantle the top players of his era. In the game above, as in so many others, his play seems absolutely fearless. It's easy to imagine him watching an opera and turning every so often to make a move in a chess game.|
Like Mozart, a true genius and one of a kind...
|Apr-20-12|| ||kevin86: White's trickyness wins a piece and with it the game.|
|Apr-20-12|| ||AVRO38: <What did you think of the 1995 Kasparov - Anand match?>|
Good call. I forgot about that, I also left out Capablanca-Marshall 1909. But since there was nothing at stake in the 1909 match and since 1995 was an unofficial WC match, they don't rise to the level of the other matches I mentioned.
|Apr-20-12|| ||SuperPatzer77: White to play and mate - see diagram below:
click for larger view
37. 8g6+ h7, 38. g8+ h8, 39. h6+ h7, 40. xh7#
Nice game by the great Paul Morphy!
|Apr-20-12|| ||DarthStapler: Great game|
|Apr-20-12|| ||benjaminpugh: Black should have resigned after 26. Qxc6 and certainly after 27. Qxc8+. Going down a minor piece with the queens off the board against Morphy is a lost cause.|
That said, white to move at 26 would be a good mid week puzzle.
|Apr-20-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: This game could have easily been played by Petrosian. A beautiful positional and "little combination" game from Morphy!|
<SuperPatzer77> Excellent comment on the final position!
|Apr-20-12|| ||Gilmoy: <26.Qxc6 Qxf4 27.Qxc8+> is a contender for Immortal Mutual Threat Game. It's <still> mutual threat!|
(There are surely some silly prearranged draws where both sides "hang" their Qs in long capture-chains to set up elaborate stalemates, but (ahem) not in match play.)
|Apr-20-12|| ||BlackSheep: Paulsen should have realised something was up after he played what he thought was a clever tactical shot (Morphy lured him in with a "free" pawn) 25...Nxf6 and then Morphy played Qxc6 you would have thought he would have spotted the oversight and perhaps if not immediately but definitely after 27.Qxc8 respectfully resign on the spot just coming to terms with the fact the jig was up .|
|Apr-20-12|| ||Julian713: <<realbrob> I heard this discussion about Morphy being overrated about a billion times and I always say the same thing: when Morphy played chess, players knew less theory and spent less time OTB than today's players. So they made mistakes which a contemporary player wouldn't do, <but considering that Morphy, too, didn't have engines and databases to help him, he was a very talented player> and we can't possibly know what he would have done if he had been born today. And after all, even though his opponents aren't always perfect, let's just relax and see the game for what it is.>|
Hear hear! I don't see people complaining about how Nakamura or Carlsen are overrated because their blitz opponents only have 5 minutes for their moves.
|Apr-20-12|| ||drpoundsign: The Bobby Fisher games are like Ali-Forman-poetry in motion!|
Paul casting a Paul would be a good pun, too
|Apr-20-12|| ||Petrosianic: <drpoundsign>: <The Bobby Fisher games are like Ali-Forman-poetry in motion!>|
Not to question whether you're fully appreciating his games, but it's actually spelled "Fischer".
|Apr-20-12|| ||schnarre: ...Loved Morphy's 26. Qxc6!|
|Apr-20-12|| ||MindCtrol9: I love Morphy games.|
|Nov-19-12|| ||Llawdogg: Thanks for the finish, Super P.|
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