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Paul Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen
"Morphology" (game of the day Aug-25-2009)
Anderssen - Morphy (1858), Paris FRA, rd 9, Dec-27
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44)  ·  1-0
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Feb-24-12  dionysisgalanis: The mistake was ...14.Kg6. The correct move is ...14.Qxd5!
Jul-30-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF MORPHY.
Your score: 19 (par = 18)

LTJ

Aug-15-12  drpavno1: Nothing would have been ground breakinh even if black had played 14.....Ke7 as white would have moved Qh5 with an attack on f7 and e5 both resulting in check and ultimately mate.
Apr-14-13
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  TheTamale: I have NEVER UNDERSTOOD this game. The assumption is the finish is a slam-dunk for White. Why can't Black just take the rook, weather a barrage of checks, and emerge way ahead in material? Does White have some decisive way of preventing that? (Or am I just that much better than Anderssen, Morphy, and every commentator who's ever lived? Hmm...)
Apr-14-13  disasterion: <TheTamale> After 17 ... Nxa1, white has 18.Rf1+ Ke7 19.Qxe5+

Then either 19 ... Be6 20.Qxe6#
or 19 ... Kd7 20.Be6+ Kc6 21.Rc1+ Kb6 (21 ... Bc5 22.Qxc5#) 22.Qb5#

Apr-14-13
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  TheTamale: <disasterion>: Thanks so much; you are my new hero.
Apr-15-13  disasterion: <TheTamale> Why thank you.

Now you've said that I can confess that it took me longer to find than I'd expected, and it's not such an obvious resignation as it first appears.

Mar-20-14  RookFile: This game looks like a Tal effort from white.
Jul-26-14  Xeroxx: Impressive.
Sep-23-14  vincepawn: nimh Nov 14.07 / identifies 2 mistakes by Anderssen using Rybka analysis. But the moves Anderssen plays (move ...14 and move ...16) have higher Rybka ratings than the moves recommended.

Typos? What's going on?

Sep-23-14  nimh: Scores are given from white's perspective.
Oct-11-15  The Kings Domain: Boy, Anderssen looked like a patzer there. It's no surprise his tournament record improved after this match; he certainly learned a lot from games like this!
May-16-17  Mr. Blonde: I just put Morphy and Anderssen personalities to play against each other in the Chessmaster GM Edition and they recreated exactly this game... Weird.
Jun-05-17  User not found: I can't quite believe black, one of the greatest players of his era took the Bishop on move 9!? My inner monologue went full Admiral Ackbar screaming "It's a trap, it's a Trap!", lol.
Jun-05-17
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  moronovich: <User not found: I can't quite believe black, one of the greatest players of his era took the Bishop on move 9!? My inner monologue went full Admiral Ackbar screaming "It's a trap, it's a Trap!", lol.>

Back in these days they often ate everything you throw in their mouth.It was a question of honour and principles.

Jun-05-17  User not found: <moronovich: <User not found: I can't quite believe black, one of the greatest players of his era took the Bishop on move 9!? My inner monologue went full Admiral Ackbar screaming "It's a trap, it's a Trap!", lol.> Back in these days they often ate everything you throw in their mouth.It was a question of <honour and principles.>>

Honor and principles!? For what? The lack of intelligence, foresight and chess understanding to see you'll be chopped liver in under 7 moves, straight out of the opening! I guess after playing the head scratching f5? in the first place <against a well known tactical genius renowned for those king side attacks,!!> then f4 he may as well but he threw this game away quicker than I would lose. Real talk!

Jun-05-17
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  moronovich: <Unf>

Back in these day you were sometimes seen as a pussy if you didnīt accept the sacrifice.

Jun-05-17
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  keypusher: < moronovich: <User not found: I can't quite believe black, one of the greatest players of his era took the Bishop on move 9!? My inner monologue went full Admiral Ackbar screaming "It's a trap, it's a Trap!", lol.> Back in these days they often ate everything you throw in their mouth.It was a question of honour and principles.>

I don't think that's true, at least not in serious match games. Loewenthal regularly declined Morphy's King's Gambit in their match, for example. Anderssen didn't try to hang on to the d-pawn here.

Jun-05-17
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  moronovich: <I don't think that's true, at least not in serious match games.>

I was talking in general.
Fortunately chess has moved on since then.But it takes time and effort.

Jul-20-17  talhal20: My guess is that Morphy himself framed at least 20,000 chess games with all the then known openings with variety of variations and with his extra ordinary memory could recall any move appropriate to the occasion and play in actual game. And if any player plays unknown move he has the answer for that too. It is nothing less than chess engines of today.Perhaps that explains his upper hand against any player played against him. Remember Adolf Anderssen was not an ordinary player.
Jul-20-17
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  TheFocus: <talhal20> Where would he have found 20,000 games in the 1850's?

There were not that many books or magazines then.

I doubt he had access to even a 1,000 games.

Just look at ChessBase and see how many games they have in it dated before 1850.

A lot of wishful thinking on your part.

Imagine trying to play through that many games.

Jul-20-17
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  offramp: <talhal20...My guess is that Morphy himself framed at least 20,000 chess games with all the then known openings>

I agree. I think he would have sorted out 20,000 of the best chess games ever played and written out the game scores in neat handwriting on very small and thin pieces of paper, a bit like cigarette paper. These he would have memorized. Then he would have rolled up the bits of paper into tiny balls and poked them into his body-holes. I mean his nostrils, earholes, belly-button and (mainly) his arsehole. Then, while playing, if he could not remember the game, he would have pulled the game out of his body-hole and examined it. It is cheating, in a way.

Feb-25-18  gpbear: This game took all of 30 minutes to complete.
Aug-28-18  RKnight: Despite Lowenthal's claim to the contrary, I don't really see a win for Morphy after: 14...Qxd5 15. Nfxd5+ Nxf3+ 16. gxf3 exf2+ 17. Kxf2 Bc5+ 18. Ke2 Rb8. He is a (backward) pawn up, but Andressen has two B's to Morphy's 2 N's heading to an endgame.
Mar-24-19  par5vin: White (Murphy) should have Checked with his Queen on 16th move (skewering Blacks Queen). 16. Qh4+ Kg6 17. Qxd8 Nxc2+ 18. Kf1 exf2 19. h4 Be7 20. Qxe7 Kh5 21. Qg5#
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