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Paul Morphy vs Thomas Barnes
Blindfold simul, 8b (1859) (blindfold), London ENG, Apr-20
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-05-05  SBC: .

This game was one (board 8) of eight boards in the blindfold simul given by Morphy at the St. George's Club in London on April 20, 1859.

The other boards were occupied by:

1. Lord Cremorne (the President of St. George's)

2. Capt. Hugh A. Kennedy (Vice-president of the BCA)

3. H. G. Catley

4. Lord Arthur Hay

5. T. S. Worrall (Mexican player who played and lost to Morphy in 1858 at Knight odds)

6. J. Cunningham

7. J. Thrupp

Feb-24-07  sambo: Is that Worrall of the Worrall attack/opening?
Feb-25-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <sambo: Is that Worrall of the Worrall attack/opening?>

Apparently so. The Oxford Companion to Chess has this entry under "Worrall Attack"

<757 in the spanish opening, first played in the 1840's. Thomas Herbert Worrall (1807-78) subsequently appointed British Commisioner to Mexico, was afterwards transferred to New York.>

Apr-14-14  yureesystem: Horrible played by Morphy, white had such a large advantage, he should of won this game against Barnes.
Oct-25-14  Eusopp: Hi, Can anyone tell me if this variation is correct: 29. bxa4 Nxe1 30.Kf1
Apr-20-18  GrandMaesterPycelle: <Eusopp: Hi, Can anyone tell me if this variation is correct: 29. bxa4 Nxe1 30.Kf1>

After Nxg2 Kxg2, the material is equal and you have 5 isolated pawns. So no, not the greatest idea.

Nov-16-20
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  FSR: <yureesystem> Morphy was playing a blindfold simul against eight masters, tying his own world record for number of boards played in a blindfold simul. Cut the guy a little slack.

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