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John William Schulten vs Paul Morphy
Casual game (1857), New York, NY USA, Nov-29
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  0-1



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Jan-18-05  InspiredByMorphy: Morphy's passed pawn on e3 makes 17.Bxh2+ a very effective move as it not only blocks the queen from f3&g3&h3 , but it also blocks the crucial escape square of the white king - f3.
Jan-10-06  morpstau: Yes you are right Inspired by Morphy and the old drunk as was j.w.s. was referred to was properly disposed of again by the Morphy avalanche!
May-11-09  notyetagm: 27 ... ?

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White has just captured a Black knight on d5 with 27 ♘f4x♘d5.

Instead of making the obvious recapture 27 ... ♖d8x♘d5?!, Morphy as Black played the *much* stronger <ZWISCHENZUG> 27 ... e3-e2!, exploiting the tactical point that White's last move 27 ♘f4x♘d5 <LEFT BEHIND> or <WEAKENED> the e2-square.

27 ... e3-e2! <zwischenzug>

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May-11-09  notyetagm:
Jul-24-10  soothsayer8: Why not 24. Bd3 instead of Bc2 to attack the square directly in front of passed pawn?

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