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Augustus Mongredien vs Paul Morphy
Morphy - Mongredien (1859), Paris FRA, rd 3, Feb-28
Dutch Defense: Classical Variation (A84)  ·  0-1



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Apr-26-05  takeithome: The authorities have commended 40. ♘e6 although Black is still kicking, or maybe still holding the edge.
Apr-07-06  EmperorAtahualpa: 47...Bd6! Very clever move.
Aug-04-07  sanyas: White holds easily after 42.♘e6, and 46.♖h2 may well have saved him.
Oct-23-08  heuristic: 26.Na4 Bc7 27.Bc3 Qd8 28.c5 b5 seems better.
28.Kh1 Rg6 29.f5 Rg5 30.h4 Rg7 seems better.
31.f5 Qe7 32.cxd5 exd5 33.Nf4 Bxf4 seems better.
35...a4 36.Qd1 axb3 37.cxd5 exd5 38.Nc3 seems better. 41...Be5 42.Ne6 Bxd4 43.Qxd4 Qf6 44.Qxf6 seems better 42.g5 hxg5 43.Ne6 Kg8 44.Rg1 Bc1 is better.
45...Rxb3 46.Qe5 Re7 47.Qb8 Bc3 48.g5 is better.
46.Rh2 Rxb3 47.Ng6 Rxg6 48.fxg6+ Kxg6 is better.
49.Qg3 e3+ 50.Rf3 Qxg3 51.Rgxg3 Bxf4 is better.
Jul-21-14  Ke2: Even in the closed positions Morphy screams "I'm attacking"
Oct-19-14  Ke2: 4... a5!
Jan-01-20  Carrots and Pizza: < Ke2: 4... a5!>

My thoughts exactly. Then Morphy puts his LSB on b7 and suddenly it looks like Nimzovich is playing black!

Morphy was no great genius when it came to closed positions. Even against Mongredien, who is nowhere near Morphy's strength, he barely managed to maintain equality for some 40 moves, shuffling his pieces around behind his pawns.

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