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|Oct-14-05|| ||OJC: Ariel, I'll check your lines early next week and post on game three. |
In the case of 8. ...c6, note that it doesn't actually support 9. ...d5 since after 10.exd5 cxd5 Black loses his Queen to 11. Re1. It is because of this flawed plan that Paul obtains the passed pawn on the d-file.
Have a good weekend.
|Oct-17-05|| ||OJC: At move 8, Crafty at depth of 14 ply prefers to give up the f-pawn immediately with ..d6 followed by 9. Bxf4 0-0 and gives white a small (+0.34) advantage. |
After 8. ...Nh5 Crafty gives white a larger advantage (depth 15 ply, +1.14) following: 9. e5 h6 10.Nd5 Qf8. Also, 9.Nd5 is considered almost as good as 9.e5 by Crafty. Protecting the f-pawn does not look worth the bother.
If after 8. ...Nh5 9.Nd5 Qd6 I think the state of Black's Q-bishop is too much locked in and the kingside looks vulnerable to attack.
|Dec-01-05|| ||Chopin: 18. Rxe6 and the Queen is gone. Even an 11 year old Morphy was too much talent for his father to handle.|
|Jan-14-06|| ||morpstau: Paul morphy was incrediable|
|Jan-15-06|| ||Jim Bartle: I think I've read that something similar to that post somewhere before. |
Oh, yeah. On about every single d--- page on this website!
|Jan-16-06|| ||morpstau: Paul Morphy was invincable!|
|Jan-17-06|| ||blingice: The double threat at the end for a revealed double check/mate could be stopped only with a loss.|
|Jan-17-06|| ||blingice: <morpstau> http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
Mmm, 59 lost games, looks like he ISN'T good...
<Jim Bartle> You HAVE to love that defiant post above yours.
|Jan-17-06|| ||blingice: Sorry, 51 lost games. Still is an AWFUL player, gosh, Morphy is worse than C Super (Computer).|
|Jan-18-06|| ||Jim Bartle: If anybody is wondering, the ALLCAPS post which was above my previous post, a general diatribe, has been expunged, not only from this page but from at least a dozen others I saw.|
|Jun-17-06|| ||Rocafella: Be6 is a blunder of huge proportions. I mean, fancy putting a piece on e6 when white already has a lot of pressure on it, and even more can be added. Also, that happens to be the file that the queen is on! Honestly!!|
|Jun-17-06|| ||Rocafella: And the diagonal that the king's on!|
|Jan-25-09|| ||WhiteRook48: after Rxe6!! Black is busted as the discovered checks. Wow.
Morphy was not worse than C Super, he played more often.|
|Feb-24-09|| ||whitebeach: What is with this yo-yo <blingice>? Almost all of the games Morphy lost were at strong odds--a knight, a rook, at best pawn and move. Maybe bling should take off a knight next time he plays some tough opponent and see how that goes.|
|Apr-20-09|| ||fparnon: Morphy was an incredible player for his time, but in the modern era he would probably not do as well because he would actually have some competition, rather than simply stomping on everyone he played. Another thing is that all of his lines are well known now.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||xmanter: A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy, is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth. In a set match, Morphy would beat anybody alive today. – Bobby Fischer|
|Jun-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Morphy, I think everyone agrees, was the greatest of them all. - Bobby Fischer|
|Jan-02-10|| ||blazerdoodle: I'm fascinated by the listing of the greats. Who knows? Fischer would. Morphy and Capablanca were naturals who would play great in any era, especially Capa, who would only need to brush up on an opening or two.|
Morphy is 1st because he is so anceint, and so astonishing, and I almost put him with Fischer and Tal because his career was so short, but then, no one in his time came close until Steinitz, and does that count? Capablanca would otherwise be #2, but I personally like Alekhine better in that spot, as he beat Capa - who was still in his prime. Whether or not he gave a rematch is beside the point, as Capa played the same shinanagins with him, didn't he? What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Fischer and Tal at 5 and 6 because they just didn't play long enough and don't get the respect Morphy had. And frankly, Kasparov could top the list, but I put him last because he is so new.
I got this list from my obsession from reading blogs. I think you could suffle it and it wouldn't matter an inkling.
|Sep-21-10|| ||tentsewang: The chess lesson of the century!|
|Dec-06-10|| ||celessar: How not to play KGA..
4...Bc5 isn't effective after 5. d4, driving back the black bishop and opening White's DSB
...Qh4 is also ineffective... it might seem good but Nf3 attacks while developing the knight
|Dec-23-10|| ||Llawdogg: Wow! Just wow.|
|Mar-30-11|| ||SeanBurdine: If I were to list the greats in order...
1(tie) Morphy / Alekhine
5 Em. Lasker
It's strictly a matter of opinion. They're all far better than 99.9999% of chess players will ever be.
|Apr-05-11|| ||Llawdogg: How to Beat your Dad at Chess.|
|Jan-29-12|| ||SoundWave: Is this Morphy's first recorded game of chess?|
|Jan-03-13|| ||blazerdoodle: LOST IN TIME:
@arielbekarov: I cannot stand the personality of Alekhine, but he was a brilliant chessplayer.
This appears to be the common perception, but remember, he was probably no different than any of the other jerkoffs, bully’s and @#$%*@!s that can dominate some chessclubs. Those who go to the trouble to right about him were probably nice guys who got rolled by him, and you have to have a pretty tough exterior to play through all.
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