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|May-02-07|| ||Starf1re: i just played this exact game against someone, except at move 11 he played ...f6 crafty evaluates it as -3.something wonder what morphy would have replied with|
|Aug-18-07|| ||Whitehat1963: If your king is in the slightest bit of trouble, Morphy will find a way to destroy him! This game is all the proof you need. Who else has ever played like this? And he was only 13!! Words cannot describe ....|
|Aug-18-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Whitehat1963: If your king is in the slightest bit of trouble, Morphy will find a way to destroy him! This game is all the proof you need. Who else has ever played like this? And he was only 13!! Words cannot describe ....>|
This is, indeed, a wonderful game by the very youthful Morphy. It is the first game annotated in "The Genius of Paul Morphy" by Chris Ward (Cadogan Books 1997, pp. 16-18).
As far as the question of who else ever played like this , two examples that come to mind for comparison (as brilliancies by 13-year-old players that are sparkling by any standard) would be Fischer’s famous “Game of the Century”, D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956, and the following less-well-known gem, Navara vs J Helbich, 1998.
|Aug-19-07|| ||Whitehat1963: <Peligroso> Here's another example, of course, from my all-time favorite:|
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901
|Aug-19-07|| ||Whitehat1963: To say nothing of the young Judit Polgar around the same age: Judit Polgar vs P Angelova, 1988|
|Sep-11-07|| ||dycotiles: But Fisher's one is still the greatest!|
|Oct-04-10|| ||sevenseaman: 14. Rxe8+ is exquisite. In Morphy's plan that follows its all important to take out Black's light-squared B. Thereafter its a walk in the park.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||Whitehat1963: What's the best line after 14...Kc7? It's obviously hopeless, of course, but does white just go after material at that point, or is there something better?|
|Apr-19-12|| ||Whitehat1963: I think I see it:
14...Kc7 15. Qxc8+ Kb6 16. Na4+ Kb5 17. Nxc5.
But perhaps there's something even better for white?
|May-11-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF MORPHY.
Your score: 18 (par = 17)
|May-11-12|| ||AVRO38: WOW!!!|
|Nov-18-12|| ||Llawdogg: Wow! Just wow!|
|Oct-13-13|| ||MJCB: I saw 17. Qe6# when playing the game, I find Morphy's ending prettier.|
|Oct-13-13|| ||Travis Bickle: Brilliant game!!|
|Oct-13-13|| ||SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: Come on people, just a 1900+ patzer here, move along move along.|
|Oct-29-13|| ||davide2013: 5.Ng5 is a bad move, and in my database the computer gives a -1.09. However strangely in the Guess the Move feature this move gets 3 points!! And if one plays 5.Ne5, which is the correct move to equalize, he gets only 2 points. Maybe the Guess the Move feature should have a modern opening database added, to know which moves are good and which are bad.|
|Jan-09-14|| ||MarkFinan: <davide2013: 5.Ng5 is a bad move, and in my database the computer gives a -1.09. However strangely in the Guess the Move feature this move gets 3 points!!> That's because 5.Ng5 was played and you have to... guess the move. It doesn't matter whether your computer agrees it's a bad move, you guess the move correctly and you get the points. |
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Morphy has no right to win from here. If Nf6 is played. This is a perfect example of playing the person and not the game!
|Dec-26-15|| ||waustad: Yet another magnificent 19th century attack!|
|Dec-26-15|| ||Steve.Patzer: This is a keeper.|
|Dec-26-15|| ||morfishine: Drop the "You" leaving "Reap What Rousseau" would've been a humongous improvement (raising the quality all the way up to routine lameness). As it is now, the title is awkward, nonsensical and just plain dumb|
|Dec-26-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: Drop the "You" leaving "Reap What Rousseau" would've been a humongous improvement >|
Agree 100%. Having the word "You" in the pun just makes it clunky.
|Dec-28-15|| ||kevin86: Morphy wins big!|
|Jan-28-16|| ||juanhernandez: A bond of love,
A medal of trust.
|Nov-06-17|| ||MariusDaniel: Very nice chess game!|
|Dec-06-17|| ||schnarre: ...A classic game by a Master of the Game!|
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