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Jules Arnous de Riviere vs Paul Morphy
Casual game (1863), Paris FRA, Jan-07
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50)  ·  1-0



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Dec-31-10  josejoasm: I forget something? 20...Nfxh2 if 21.Rxh2 Qxh2# if 21.Qxg4 Nxg4+ 22.Rh2 Qxh2# if 21.Bxh6 Nf3+ 22.Rh2 Qxh2# if 21.Rxg4 Nf3# I can't understand this naive mistake of Morphy.
Dec-31-10  sneaky pete: After 20... Nfxh2 21.Rg3 Qh4 22.Kg2 ..

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black is in trouble.

Dec-31-10  josejoasm: You are right I confused colors of Knights ;-)
Jul-31-12  andyatchess: Surely black could have drawn with 35. Kh2
May-03-15  MEISTERBRAU: 31...Rf5 - win.
Sep-03-16  whiteshark: <MEISTERBRAU: 31...Rf5 - win.> U'R R8!
Feb-02-18  JPi: <MEISTERBRAU> Indeed 31...R8f5 32.Be3 (32.RxN? Rf1+ 33.Kg2 R5f2#) 32...Rf1+ 33.Kg2 (33.KxN Rh5+) 33...RxR 34.KxR Nf1 Black wins. It's surprising Morphy missed such combination. But it's casual game with a good friend and a wine merchant "Is my Bourgueil good Paul?" I'm joking. I really prefer the King Gambit Arnous de Riviere won on Black side. One should not forget this amateur (As Paul Morphy was) won a match vs Lowenthal and nearly draw it vs Chigorin when this one became one of best of the world.
Oct-14-20  paulmorphy1969: On January 7, 1863, a friendly and intimate challenge began with his friend Arnous de Riviére in the home of M. Gabriel Eloy Doazan Morphy played evenly and lost three games in a row (La Nouvelle Regence, 1863/64, page 24). 1st race won by De Rivier.
The following day, January 8th, the 2nd game rematch took place at Arnous and Morphy lost again. Let's see how it went
1st Friendly Mach match
Mar-14-21  paulmorphy1969: Thus began a friendly and intimate challenge with his friend Arnous de Riviére at the home of M. Gabriel Eloy Doazan on 7 January 1863. Morphy played evenly and lost three games in a row (La Nouvelle Regence, 1863/64, p. 24) It also appears in Nouvelle régence, Editions 1-4 page 47 link: the complete game ends at the 64th move not at the 55th as reported erroneously in many books Shibut game 352 brings it back up to 55 moves Maroczy game 334 also 55 moves Sergeant game CCXL 55 moves.
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  Honza Cervenka: 20...Nfxh2 is bad for 21.Rg3 but 20...Ngxh2 was worth of consideration.
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  MissScarlett: Added the final moves - I trust with no mistake. The <ILN> of March 28th 1863, p.363, must have been the first to publish the truncated version.

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