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Paul Morphy vs Celso Golmayo Zupide
Blindfold simul, 3b (1864) (blindfold), Havana CUB, Feb-16
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-04  Zembla: A nice straightforward Evans Gambit by Morphy. 21...Kb7 might have been a little better for black.
Dec-10-04  Pawn Ambush: What after 24...ab5?
Dec-10-04  Minor Piece Activity: 24...axb5 25. Rxg7+ Kc8 26. Rc7+ Kb8 [Kd8? Bf4+) 27. Rxh7+ Kc8 wins I think. Just a windmill.
Dec-18-04  Pawn Ambush: Yeah!! I over looked 26...Kd8; 27.Bf4!

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Aug-24-05  Agent Bouncy: Does anyone know where this game was played? New Orleans? Havana?
Aug-24-05  sneaky pete: Havana, February 16, 1864.
Aug-25-05  RookFile: The ugly looking 12... Qd7 looks
like a tough nut to crack. The
defensive threat is.... Na5. So,
White goes 13. Ng5, forcing ... Nd8.
Now 14. Rad1 and black plays ...Ne6.
Aug-25-05  sneaky pete: <RookFile> 12... Qd7 13.Ng5 Nd8 14.Rad1 Ne6 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Nb5 .. (Cafferty & Harding) is very unpleasant for black.
Nov-25-05  aw1988: Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857
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  ketchuplover: Does anyone else like 17Qxd7 ? Not that it matters. A win's a win :)

I wonder if he considered it?

Jan-25-06  Boomie: I'd love to see Morphy at the Amber blindfold. Any guesses on how well he'd do?
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: 26 Re7+.
I almost forgot the discovered check
Apr-08-09  heuristic: 12...Qd7 is the best reply
13.Rae1 Na5 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.Bxb5+
is better than
13.Bb5 a6 14.Bxc6 Qxc6
which is better than
13.Ng5 Na5 14.Bxf7+ Kd8
(13...Nd8? 14.Rad1 Ne6 and 15.Nf3 seems more forcing than 15.Bxe6)

22.Nxc7 a5 23.Ne8 Nd5 24.Rxd5 Rxe8

Jun-21-12  Llawdogg: A blindfold simul while chatting. Incredible.
Jun-21-12  LoveThatJoker: <Llawdogg> Good job commenting on this game. This is a masterpiece!


Mar-17-15  Cactusjuice: It seems like that morphy is bulldozer just pushing forward for checkmate he dont know about draw
Nov-14-15  fork: Wht a game
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  Ziryab: Golmayo deviated at move 16 from Morphy's well-known game against Stanley in 1857. The link is posted above by aw1988. Stanley put up more stubborn resistance.
Sep-24-20  paulmorphy1969: 1864 Return to Cuba
At the end of January Morphy embarked for Santiago de Cuba and then taking a steamer arrived in Havana on February 16 stopping for two days. The gentlemen of Havana welcomed him with great pleasure and with many honors. The wealthy banker Señor Francisco Fésser gave a luxurious banquet in his honor which was attended by wealthy landowners and passionate chess players whom Morphy had already known in 1862 as Lords Golmayo Zúpide, Sicre, Dominguez, Medina and others such as Villergas Palmer, Valdes, Cespedes, La Calle, Diaz, Albertini. the following day February 17, 1864, invited by his admirers, Morphy made a blind simultaneous against Messrs Félix Sicre, Celso Golmayo Zúpide, Placido Dominguez. The event was played at the Havana Chess Club. It was Morphy's last blind simultaneous. And he won with ease. While playing the simultaneous, Morphy had conversation with F. Fésser. (Havana El Tiempo, February 18, 1864). Celso Golmayo y Zúpide
(Logroño, April 24, 1820 - Havana, April 1, 1898) was a Cuban chess player of Spanish origin. A lawyer by profession, he was a public prosecutor at the Havana court. He was champion of Cuba from 1862 (when he defeated Félix Sicre in a match) to 1897. He participated in the great tournament of Paris 1867, finishing 7th-8th (Ignatz von Kolisch won). In 1864 he won a handicap match 3 to 2 in Havana with Paul Morphy, who gave him the advantage of a horse. The match took place on February 16 in the home of Francisco Fesser, a Havana banker (El Tiempo, February 18, 1864). He played several matches: in 1867 he lost 0–3 to Gustav Neumann; in 1883 he lost 2–9 to Wilhelm Steinitz; in 1887 he won 7–0 to Andrés Vasquez and lost 3–6 to George Mackenzie; in 1890 he won 7–4 with Andrés Vasquez; in 1891 he lost 4–6 to Joseph Blackburne; in 1893 he lost 0.5–2.5 to Emanuel Lasker

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