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Morphy's Game collection
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Morphys game collection for rules of fundamentals by Frisco Del Rosario

Develop with threats
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Develop knights before bishops
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Do not move the same piece twice if you can help it
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Make as few pawn moves as possible
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Do not bring your queen out too early
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Castle as soon as possible
Morphy vs W Budzinski, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Play to get control of the center
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Play to maintain at least one pawn in the center
T Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Do not sacrifice without a good reason
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Have all your moves fit into a definite plan
Morphy vs J Chamouillet / Allies, 1858 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

When ahead in material, exchange as many pieces as possible
Morphy vs A Mongredien, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Don't expose your king while the enemy queen is still on the bd
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

All combinations are based on double attacks
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

When your opponent has or more pieces undefended, double attack
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

To attack enemy king, you must first open up lines
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Edit later
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Edit later
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Centralize the action of your pieces
Morphy vs G Maude, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

The best defense is a counterattack
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1859 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Middle game I think
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Not sure
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1856 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

The King must be active in the endgame
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Passed pawns must be pushed
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

A bishop is better than a knight, except in closed positions
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Endgame
J Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

Middlegame
Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Middlegame
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Attack uncastled king
Morphy vs T Hampton, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Knights are better than bishops in all but open positions
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Develop with a threat
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Past pawns must be pushed
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

When one pawn ahead, trade pieces not pawns
Morphy vs C A Seguin, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Do not place pawns on the same color squares as your bishop
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 47 moves, 0-1

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Rooks belong passed pawns
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Blockade passed pawns with the king
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

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