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Jules Arnous de Riviere vs Paul Morphy
"De Riviere's Ride" (game of the day Jul-04-2007)
Paris (1863)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Kieseritsky Variation (C58)  ·  0-1


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Oct-18-05  Averageguy: Why does the date say it was 1863, while the event says it was Paris 1858 or 1859?
May-24-07  oao2102: Perhaps after 17. Qg6 white can hold on to a slight advantage

e.g. 17. ♕g6 ♗f5 18. ♕h5 ♗xf2 19. ♘d4 ♗d3

A knight sac on f3 or h3 doesn't seem to work after ♕g6 because of ♕g2

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  syracrophy: After 11.♘h2

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Black misses the strongest continuation 11...e3! (as played in the game Spero Irving vs Carlos Torre, 1924 and Korchnoi vs Sliwa, 1954) 12.♗xe3 ♗xe3 13.fxe3 ♘e4!

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Position taken from the games Spero Irving vs Carlos Torre, 1924 and Korchnoi vs Sliwa, 1954. Now White's up two pawns, but his position is already very weak. The threats now are 14...♘g3, 14...♕h4+ and 14...♕f6. The strongest continuation after 14.♘g3 <Avoiding 14...Ng3> is 14...♕f6 as played in Spero Irving vs Carlos Torre, 1924, and its much better than 14...♕h4+ that was played in Korchnoi vs Sliwa, 1954

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  syracrophy: Happy 4th of July to all the US!

From Mexico

Jul-04-07  chessamateur: 19... Bxh3 is a cute way of keeping the king close. Of course if 20. Kg1 then 20... Qg5+ 21. Kh2 Qg2#
Jul-04-07  gilbertblondy: Happy 4th of July to all the USA
(from France)
Jul-04-07  dabearsrock1010: happy 4th! sometimes we get it wrong but ill always be proud to be an american!
Jul-04-07  spacetimereality: Happy 4th!
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  Sneaky: <gilbertblondy: Happy 4th of July to all the USA (from France)> Thank you very much, and thanks for helping us achieve independence! We'll never forget you for that--plus that wonderful statue you gave us, too.
Jul-04-07  wolfmaster: 231 years ago today.....
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  Jim Bartle: De Riviere's Midnight Ride? One if by queen pawn, two if by king pawn...
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  Jack Kerouac: Okay, Sneaky. W will 'pardon' you for that remark.....
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  playground player: Man, that looks like a pretty good deefense against the Fried Liver. I've never seen it before, and it probably would have done me in OTB.
Jul-04-07  tacite: A very and truly happy 4th of July to all Americans! From your oldest partner in crimes : Canada.
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  fm avari viraf: In initio, I wish "A Peaceful & Joyful 4th of July to all the loyal citizens of the USA". Now, to the game, Morphy with his power of ratiocination cavorted his Knight to fracture White's castled King structure & wove a lovely mating plan where Jules Arnous was hapless. A lovely brevity!
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  kevin86: Happy 4th of July!! Today's highlight was the hotdog eating contest in NYC. Only in America do we make lunch a spectator sport-lol

Too bad,cg has the wrong holiday. Patroit's day in New England is a more exact day for this pun. It did,however,have America's "uncrowned champion"-Paul Morphy.

Mar-12-09  WhiteRook48: white seems to be a bad player
May-04-09  hidude: uggh 30 points... not much above par :(
Oct-15-10  redorc19: THIS game shows Morphy's skills, not the Le Carpentier one. This game shows how his develoopment can become an extremely useful thing. He would DESTROY any modern player.
Mar-27-11  Llawdogg: Wow! 17 ... Nf3+! Morphy still has it in this post retirement game. It's nice to see that he went to Paris again.
Mar-27-11  fab4: I like 11..Nh7! intending f5, but this knight is headed for f3!

What a cool game.

Paris in the 2nd empire was a colourful place to be. Nascent impressionism and extravagant court and fashions.. I hope Paul enjoyed his stay.

Jan-14-12  Rosbach: Looked at options to continue after 20...Rf6, however, game is over. Found a nice mate though 21.Rag1 Bf1#
Jul-07-13  coxscorner: 11...Nh7 is a well thought out move. It is clear that Morphy was already looking at the sacrifice on f3 this early in the game. 14...Bh2+ is a forcing continuation 15. Kxh2, f4!? saccing the e-pawn to set up the attack. This is a game Tal would have been happy to play.
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  naresb: Instead of 19... Bxh3, 19... Qxh3 was an early mate.
Aug-20-14  jnpope: After 19...Qxh3+ 20.Kg1 I don't see a quick mate for Black. I think 19...Bxh3 is the proper move.
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