|Dec-18-02|| ||bishop: Anderssen is not his usual self in this game. 8...Nf6 does not look good at all, ...h6 seems to be a better move. |
|Aug-21-03|| ||Blumster: seems to me that Morphy is not himself either, the master of the sacrifice missed a great knight sac: perhaps 8.Nxg5 would be better than d4. If 8. ... Qxg5 then 9. Bf7+ Kd8 10.Bxg8 and thus white is up two pawns and has still prevented Blacks chances of castling. Granted white accomplishes all of this eventually, still, this is a very viable option. If you ask me I feel Anderssen should have resigned after move seven, and probably didn't only to save himself the embarrasment. |
|Aug-21-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Blumster> What about 8.Nxg5 Qxg5 9.Bf7+ Kf8? |
|Aug-21-03|| ||ksadler: <Honza> I'd figure that you'd then have to play 10. d4. I agree with Blumster that the Knight sac would have been in Morphy's character: saccing pieces to open even more pieces for attack on f7. |
|Aug-21-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: <ksadler> I think that 10.d4 Na5 is quite good reason for not to play 8.Nxg5. |
|Aug-21-03|| ||ksadler: Yes, it seems that there isn't much there once the Queen is forced off the a2-f7 diagonal. |
|Dec-01-05|| ||Chopin: Whenever Morphy beat Anderssen, he simply destroyed him.|
|Feb-06-07|| ||Themofro: How about
8 Nxg5 Qxg5
9 Bxf7 Kf8
10 Bxf4 Q (wherever)
11 Bxd6+ cxd6
12 Bxg8+ which i think shold win.
This is all just in my head, but i think white's won here, comments or refutations?
|Feb-06-07|| ||IMDONE4: <Themofro> in your variation, u assume that the pawn is already on d4, because the bishop cant take the pawn on f4 unless the d pawn moved (which was on move 8).|
|Feb-07-07|| ||Themofro: <IMDONE4> Your'e right, lol, was thinking of the combination after Morphy's move, sigh, chess would be so much easier if you could move twice in a row wouldn't it? I still think that line would have won though if it could have been played.|
|Nov-12-08|| ||gambitfan: < bishop: Anderssen is not his usual self in this game. 8...Nf6 does not look good at all, ...h6 seems to be a better move. >|
I am having a look !
|Jan-21-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I'm thinking maybe 8...Nh6 might work.|
|Jul-10-10|| ||soothsayer8: Why the bishop sac 12...Bh3 ? it looks to me like Anderssen didn't look at that line close enough.|
|Feb-25-11|| ||Llawdogg: Cut them both some slack. This was a casual game played after the big match to kill some time while waiting for a photographer to take their picture.|
|Feb-25-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: Morphy was much better than Anderssen, but the match result was really lopsided for a player of Anderssen's strength.|