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Albert Hodges vs Joseph Daniels
"The Tennessee Morphy" (game of the day Mar-23-2022)
Casual game (1886), Nashville, TN USA, Dec-08
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit (C28)  ·  1-0

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Sep-22-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<fredthebear> and other "mate pattern" enthusiasts:

In this game White set a mate trap with 21.Re1


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If Black captures the "free bishop" on offer, calamity will ensue...

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Is there a specific name for the mating pattern here?

Final position:


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Sep-22-21
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  chancho: Game Collection: Opera Mate
Sep-22-21
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Canyonero>! I had no idea you were a mating pattern afficinado.

You seem spot on with <These are all positions of the Opera Mate (where White mates with a bishop, supporting a rook, and in the original game (Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick / Count Isouard), the black king's only potential escape route (f7) is occupied by one of his own pieces.>

We have the bishop/rook combination plus the blocked king escape route, on (c7) in this case.

This game could be added to Game Collection: Opera Mate amirite.

There must be other examples Shirley?

Mar-23-22
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 6...Ng8 White has achieved a Hallowe'en Gambit type of position without the Knight sacrifice. Compare 1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.Nc3,Nf6; 4.Nxe5,Nxe5; 5.d4,Ng6; 6.e5,Ng8.

Unfortunately, White's 7.Bc4 blundered away almost all of his huge advantage. If 8.dxe5,Qh4+.

Mar-23-22
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  FSR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check...
Mar-23-22
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  piltdown man: Any relation to the Austrian Morphy?
Mar-23-22
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  Teyss: What a great pun. I'll submit the following:
"The Austrian Morphy" (the other one) J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898
"The German Morphy" Neberman vs Silbermann, 1902
"The Latvian Morphy" Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914
"The Polish Morphy" Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929
Etc. With some research and going down to States and Regions I'll explode the 300 pun limit.
Mar-23-22
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  igiene: Black had drunk at least 10 bottles of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey before the game....
Mar-23-22
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  MissScarlett: <What a great pun. I'll submit the following: "The Austrian Morphy" (the other one) J Krejcik vs J Thirring, 1898 "The German Morphy" Neberman vs Silbermann, 1902 "The Latvian Morphy" Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914 "The Polish Morphy" Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929>

Thanks, but I caution that of your four suggestions, two have already been <GOTD>s and <The Austrian Morphy> used before: Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1860

Of course, there is no suggestion that this game alone led to the half-jocular soubriquet, although its first record did occur after the game's wide publication.

Mar-23-22
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  playground player: Reminiscent of the Opera House game, by Morphy

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