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Paul Morphy vs James Thompson
Knight Odds match (1859) (unorthodox), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Jun-??
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Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: looks like 1. f4 is better than we thought
Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: 1. f4 might have thrown Black off balance
Jan-06-12  Dymdez: lol Morphy plays the Polar Bear!!
Mar-04-12  Lashab: Thompson made 2 major mistakes which equalized the game. And one more which was fatal.

Morphy made no mistakes, although in mistakes I consider moves that are more than 0.30 evaluation points from the Houdini recommendation.

Mar-05-12  RookFile: When you're down a piece, you can't play correct chess, you have to play with the opponent in mind.
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  MissScarlett: The score in the <Chess Monthly> for July 1859, p.219, stopped after <30...Qc6> <to enable the curious to exercise their ingenuity in solving the above end-game>. But where did the the full score first/early appear?
Aug-06-22  Rip2632: Where did rounds 1-4 first appear?

This is a middlegame threatening checkmate. The white rooks show a fine sense of timing.

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