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A First Book of Morphy Compiled by Melodie
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 69 games was compiled by Melodie. Thank you Melodie! Fredthebear will leave this collection intact with no additions or subtractions, but may modify the title of each game.

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.

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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 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 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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