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A First Book of Morphy
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All the games from the book "A first book of Morphy" in the order presented in the book.

Games 1 - 30: Opening.
Games 31 - 52: Middlegame.
Games 53 - 69: Endgame.

1 (Openings); Open with center pawn.
Morphy vs J Carr, 1858  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

2
Morphy vs S Lewis, 1859 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

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

4
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

5
Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

6
W Budzinski vs Morphy, 1859 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

7; Develop N before B.
Z Djordjevic vs M Kovacevic, 1984 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 3 moves, 0-1

8
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

9
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

10; Don't move same piece twice (if possible).
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

11; Make as few pawn moves as possible.
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

12; (Book says date is 1858 & moves is 15.)
Morphy vs Maurian, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

13
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

14; Don't bring out queen too early.
P Frazer vs Taubenhaus, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 8 moves, 1-0

15
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

16
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

17; Castle ASAP. (Book gives 24. Rh3 Qh4 25. Rh4 mate.)
Morphy vs W Budzinski, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

18
Morphy vs Worrall, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

19; (Book incorrectly states game is from 1858, Morphy vs. NN)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

20; Get control of center. (Book says 1847.)
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

21
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

22
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

23
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

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

25; Don't sacrifice without clear reasons.
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

26
W Springe vs H Gebhardt, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

27
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

28
Morphy vs T Hampton, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

29
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

30; (Book adds line 26. ba4 Qb4 mate.)
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

31 (Middlegame); All moves to fit into definite plan.
Morphy vs J Chamouillet / Allies, 1858 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

32
Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 1-0

33
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

34; When ahead, exchange, especially queens.
Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

35
Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

36
Morphy vs H Knott, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

37; Avoid doubled, isolated, backward pawns.
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

38
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

39
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1849 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 46 moves, 1-0

40
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

42; Don't expose king when enemy queen is on board.
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

43
Staunton / Owen vs Morphy / Barnes, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

44; Combos based on double attacks. (Book says 20. Resigns.)
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

45; (Book only goes up to line 15.)
Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

46; Look for combos when you see opponents pieces exposed.
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

47; To attack enemy king, open a file or diag.
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

48
Morphy vs E Morphy, 1850 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

49
Morphy vs Worrall, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

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

51
Morphy vs George Maude, 1859 
(C58) Two Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

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

53 (Endgames); To win without pawns, be at least a rook ahead.
Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

54; King must be active. (Book has 48. d8(Q) Resigns.)
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

55; Passed pawns must be pushed. (Book says date was 1863.)
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

56
H Kennicott vs Morphy, 1857 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

57; Easiest endings = pawn endings.(Book puts 44. Kd6 Resigns.)
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

58
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

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

60; Don't place pawns on your bishop colors.
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 47 moves, 0-1

61
Morphy / Barnes vs Staunton / Owen, 1858 
(B01) Scandinavian, 52 moves, 1-0

62; Bishops are better than knights except around blocked pawns
James Thompson vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 0-1

63
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

64; Worth giving a pawn to get a rook on 7th rank.
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

65
Owen vs Morphy, 1858 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 0-1

66
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

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

68
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

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

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