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Paul Morphy vs Moncure Daniel Conway
New York (1859), New York, NY USA, Jul-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0
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Nov-22-04  DanielBryant: At which point does Conway leave theory and get pounced on by Morphy?
Nov-22-04  radu stancu: You can either click on 'games similar to this one' or go move by move in the opening explorer to see this.

'Games similar to this one' quickly shows you that the 'novelty' 7... Ne7 loses, but the other games it gives are also wins for white.

The opening explorer on the other hand gives some games that are either won by black or drawn, you should check them out. And you have a premium membership, so that should be a problem! :)

Nov-23-05  Chopin: What a deadly attack by Morphy. The Muzio is a really sharp line.
May-05-06
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  numbersguy70: Pretty, but this Conway was a stiff. Plenty of ways to defend f7 until O-O-O if Black puts his mind to it...and still stay up a the knight.
Jan-04-07  McCool: Instead of 6...♗h6? Black can afford to return some of his material in order to gain time for development: 6...d5!; 7 ♗xf4, ♘f6 and Black should live.
Jul-04-08  TheKingOfSpades: Morphy creams this man! I wonder if they laughed when they put up the pieces and realized black's entire queenside hadn't moved.
Jan-05-09
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  heuristic: this is a odds game (R).
Playing the muzio when already a Rook down shows confidence in one's ability!
Jan-05-09
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  heuristic: this is a odds game (R).
Playing the muzio when already a Rook down is confidence!
Apr-03-12
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  Phony Benoni: Evidently, Black was struck down in his prime by a violent case of Ghulam Kassim. Beastly fate.
Jun-12-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Morphy vs M Conway, 1859.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF MORPHY.
Your score: 24 (par = 12)

LTJ

Jul-22-14  Ke2: <LTJ> these morphy minis are fun guess-the-move
Oct-22-15  aaa12: Every time I watch Morphy's games I say to myself: "I wonder what would his games look like if he was alive today?"

Morphy didn't just win games, his playing was simply an "absolute beauty".

Jan-09-16  b.firm: Instead of 7.Ne7, what is the move seemingly to avoid mate?
Dec-29-16  john.owen: Engines recommend 7...Qh5 as about even. 7...Qg5 or Qf6 hold the position. Other playable lines start with 7...Nc6 or 7...d6. Ne7 is a real stinker.
Oct-16-17
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  mcb: Count how many moves Morphy has the check at f7 in hand. That's a mistake for anyone, to let your opponent hold onto chess for a while and see what they can make ...er...mate of it.
Oct-19-17
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  mcb: I had to play the game a dozen times until I saw suddenly that every move Morphy made was perfectly calculated to murder the King on f7. How many games are so well directed? I know mine aren't. (yet)
Dec-04-18  kwamzagsloeg: Not that it matters much, but according to a source in 1859 Morphy gave the odds of the Queen's Rook not the Knight, as also confirmed by Conway himself in his autobiography: [] I called on him at the Brevoort House, New York. He was a rather small man, with a beardless face that would have been boyish had it not been for the melancholy eyes. He was gentlemanly and spoke in low tones. It had been long out of the question to play with him on even terms: the first-class players generally received the advantage of a knight, but being a second-class player I was given a rook.
Mar-24-19  Mini Morphy: Oh my goodness! Chess can be soo easy!!
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