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Paul Morphy vs James Thompson
Knight Odds game (1860) (unorthodox), New York, NY USA, Sep-22
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Jul-29-13  JureIvanusic: Well, this is the master at work! Crushing revenge after losing the game with the same odds few days ago, now winning at all costs (11. Rae1 Bxe1 12. Rfe1) and finally crowning the attack with a wonderful 21 Nd8+. Beautiful mate!
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  kingscrusher: 15.Bxg8 would have been absolutely crushing

201: Paul Morphy - James Thompson 1-0 0.0, Thompson - 3 Casual Knight Odds 1860

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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. +- (10.38): 15...Nxg8 16.Qd5 g5 17.Bxd6+ Kg7 18.Bf8+ Qxf8 19.Qxg5+ Kf7 20.Ne5+ Ke6 21.Ng6+ Kd6 22.Qe5+ Kc6 23.Rc1+ Kb6 24.Rb1+ Kc6 25.Nxf8 b6 26.Rc1+ Kb7 27.Qc7+ Ka6 28.Qc4+ b5 29.Qc6+ Ka5

In the game continuation, Black missed Qa5:

201: Paul Morphy - James Thompson 1-0 0.0, Thompson - 3 Casual Knight Odds 1860

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Analysis by Stockfish 14:

1. -+ (-2.06): 16.Bb4 Qxg5 17.Bxg8 Rxg8 18.Bxd6 Bd7 19.h4 Qf6 20.Rxe7 Qxe7 21.Qa3 Qxd6 22.Qxd6+ Ke8 23.Qxd4 a5 24.Qe4+ Kd8 25.Qxb7 Rc8 26.Qb6+ Rc7 27.Qxa5 Re8 28.Qa8+ Rc8 29.Qa5+ Ke7 30.Qa3+ Kf7 31.Qd3 Re1+ 32.Kh2

Qa5 hits g5 and e1 - causing a major concession to the attacking potential

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