chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
Compiled by adrien79
--*--

The collection contains all the games featured in A First Book of Morphy by Frisco del Rosario. Comments correspond to the chapter titles, sometimes abbreviated.

Open with a center pawn (N/A)
Morphy vs J Carr, 1858  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Open with a center pawn (N/A)
Morphy vs S Lewis, 1859 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Develop with threats (66/42)
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Develop with threats (27/15)
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Develop with threats (N/A)
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

Develop with threats (N/A)
W Budzinski vs Morphy, 1859 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Develop knights before bishops (N/A)
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

Develop knights before bishops (42/32)
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Develop knights before bishops (32/23)
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Don't move the same piece twice in the opening (43/31)
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Make as few pawn moves as possible in the opening (27/18)
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Make as few pawn moves as possible in the opening (N/A)
Morphy vs Maurian, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Make as few pawn moves as possible in the opening (55/38)
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Don't bring your queen out too early (N/A)
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Don't bring your queen out too early (N/A)
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Don't bring your queen out too early (44/35)
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Castle as soon as possible, preferably on the kingside (N/A)
Morphy vs W Budzinski, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Castle as soon as possible, preferably on the kingside (N/A)
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Castle as soon as possible, preferably on the kingside (N/A)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Play to get control of the center (N/A)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

Play to get control of the center (69/59)
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

Play to get control of the center (29/24)
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Play to get control of the center (N/A)
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Play to maintain at least one pawn in the center (39/33)
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
W Springe vs H Gebhardt, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
Morphy vs T Hampton, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Don't sacrifice without a clear and adequate reason (N/A)
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Have all your moves fit into a definite plan (N/A)
Morphy vs J Chamouillet / Allies, 1858 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Have all your moves fit into a definite plan (N/A)
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

Have all your moves fit into a definite plan (N/A)
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

If ahead in material, exchange as many pieces as possible (N/A)
Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

If ahead in material, exchange as many pieces as poss. (51/48)
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

If ahead in material, exchange as many pieces as possible (N/A)
Morphy vs H Knott, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns (34/39)
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns (55/62)
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

Avoid doubled, isolated, and backward pawns
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

In cramped positions, free yourself by exchanging
J Laroche vs Morphy, 1858 
(C00) French Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Don't expose your king while the enemy queen is still there
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Don't expose your king while the enemy queen is still there
Staunton / Owen vs Morphy / Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

All combinations are based on a double attack
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

All combinations are based on a double attack
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

When your opponent has pieces exposed, look for a combination
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

To attack the enemy king, open a file or a diagonal
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

To attack the enemy king, open a file or a diagonal
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1850 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

To attack the enemy king, open a file or a diagonal
Morphy vs Worrall, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

Centralize the action of your pieces
Morphy vs Guibert, 1858  
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Centralize the action of your pieces
Morphy vs George Maude, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

The best defense is a counterattack
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1859 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

To win without pawns, you must be a R or two minor pieces ahead
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

The king must be active in the endgame
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Passed pawns must be pushed
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Passed pawns must be pushed
H Kennicott vs Morphy, 1857 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

The easiest endings to win are pure pawn endings
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

The easiest endings to win are pure pawn endings
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

When one pawn ahead, exchange pieces, not pawns
Morphy vs C A Seguin, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Don't place pawns on the same color squares as your bishop
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 47 moves, 0-1

Don't place pawns on the same color squares as your bishop
Morphy / Barnes vs Staunton / Owen, 1858 
(B01) Scandinavian, 52 moves, 1-0

B's are better than N's in all but blocked pawn positions
James Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

B's are better than N's in all but blocked pawn positions
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
Owen vs Morphy, 1858 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 0-1

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Rooks belong behind passed pawns
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Rooks belong behind passed pawns
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Blockade passed pawns with the king
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

69 games

 » View all game collections by adrien79 PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC