|Dec-10-02|| ||bishop: Morphy is checked seven moves in a row but when the checks end Black is hopelessly lost. It seems that 7...Qe7 loses. |
|Dec-11-02|| ||mdorothy: Of course he killed him once the checks stopped.. what happened up to that point, Morphy has a bishop for three pawns, and those three pawns being gone gives his bishop pair and easily developed powerful rooks and queen absolute dominion. Just the fact that the board is so open and he has the bishop pair is probably enough, but the rooks and queen are brought in quickly, whereas black cant get his major pieces out for a while. |
|Dec-11-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: Usual move is 7...Qd7 but I don't think that 7...Qe7 loses. After 8.d5 Nd4 9.Bb5!? Kf8! black is O.K. and if 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.Qa4+ then 10...Kf8! 11.Qxa5 Qxe4+ 12.Kd2 (12.Kf1 Qc2; 12.Kd1 d3) 12...Bf5 13.Na3 Qxg2 14.Re1 (14.Rf1 d3) 14...Nf6 with good play of black. |
|Dec-11-02|| ||bishop: Honza, your analysis seems convincing. Do you think that 7...Qe7 should replace the awkward looking ...Qd7 as a main line. |
|Dec-11-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something important, but as you can see it is not easy for white to refute this move and black can even gain strong initiative in some variations. On the other hand 7...Qd7 is quite solid move. |
|Dec-12-02|| ||Honza Cervenka: 9.Qa4+ (after 7...Qe7 8.d5 Nd4) can be an improvement for white. White forces here the win of two minor pieces for rook and pawn - 9...Bd7 10.Qxa5 Nc2+ 11.Kd1 b6 12.Qa6 Nxa1 13.Bb2 Nf6 [13...f5 14.exf5 Nf6 (14...Bxf5 15.Bxa1 Bxb1 16.Qb5+ and 17.Qxb1) 15.Bxa1 0-0 16.Re1! Qf7 (16...Bxf5? 17.Rxe5!) 17.Nbd2 Bxf5 with little material advantage of white] 14.Nbd2 Ng4 15.Rf1 0-0 16.Bxa1 etc. White has little material advantage but black is not without counter-chances. It seems to be a playable position for black but main line 7...Qd7 gives him probably better chances. |
|Nov-18-03|| ||lordazol: Last position at this game shows that white uses all his material even pawns.
This game reminded me Napoleons Kings Gambit,he uses all pieces to make mate.Than last few soldiers kill the opponens king. |
|Mar-16-04|| ||dag: It looks to me as though, at 11, Black was motivated by desperation. He saw the threat against his Rook, and just started his Hail Mary cascade of checks, hoping to profit from it, at the very least by somehow preserving his ability to castle on the King side. It's pointless to second-guess done games, of course, but I wonder why he didn't at least grab the White King's Rook when he had the chance. No one can know what the endgame will bring, so it never hurts. (Of course, in this game as played out that Rook wasn't part of the threatened checkmate, but still . . .). Or if he'd stopped the attack at 16, there might have been hope––he'd lose the Rook, but his King would be safely tucked away, and he might be able to get his walled-in pieces out, and preserve that Bishop. |
|Jan-23-08|| ||JimmyVermeer: dag, taking White's rook was never a commendable move for Black. If Dr. Ayers had taken White's rook at h1 on move 18, White mates in 9 (look at cxb7+) If he does it before then, Morphy still plays cxb7+ and wins some material.|
Had Black not resigned at the end, the game might have continued:
26 Bd2 Rde8 27 Rec1 Qxc1 28 Qa8+ Kc7 29 Ba5+ Nb6 30 Rxc1+ Kd7 31 Qc6+ 32 Re1+ Kf6 33 Qf3+ Kg5 34 Rg1+ Kh4 35 Qg4#
|Mar-18-08|| ||heuristic: <Honza: 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.Qa4+ Kf8! 11.Qxa5 Qxe4+ 12.Kd2 Bf5 13.Na3 Qxg2 14.Re1 Nf6 with good play of black >
doesn't 11.Bd3 even the game?
either 11...Bb6 12.cxd4 f5 13.f3 or 11...Bxc3+ 12.Nxc3 dxc3 13.0-0
|Apr-20-10|| ||Pierulis: 16...B:c3+??? work for white
good mouve was16... b:c6 and black is OK
|Jan-04-12|| ||gezafan: Morphy shows he can play well defensively as well as offensively.|
|Jun-27-12|| ||e4 resigns: Wait a second, the king is crawling all over!
Are there any blunders?