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|Feb-25-13|| ||Conrad93: This game looks like something that would be played on ICC.|
|Jun-17-13|| ||Snehalshekatkar: One of the greatest games of all time for me!! Salute Mr. Morphy!!|
|Jun-17-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Amusingly, I've played the white side of this game not once but several times in blitz against the late Don Gardiner, who had a fatal fondness for 3. ...Bg4 in the Philidor.|
As <Nightsurfer> says, most of Black's play in this game is naïvely plausible. To anyone who hasn't seen this game, it is even quite logical: All of Black's moves have a purpose, although they are made in what, *because* of this game, we know for a lost cause.
|Aug-03-13|| ||BlackFront: <Bobby Fischer annotates Paul Morphy>|
The two Serbian simul games that Fischer mentions went:
<1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.dxe5 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 Qf6 7.Qb3 b6 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bg5 Qg6 10.Rd1 Be7 11.Bxe7 Nxe7 12.Bxf7+ Qxf7 13.Rd8+ Kxd8 14.Qxf7>
|Oct-18-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...|
Bobby Fisher annotates this game, this CB version has a java-script re-play board, so that you can see all of the lines that Fischer was looking at. (You can also download the PGN version of the analysis.)
|Oct-18-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...|
My web page on this game.
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My video on this game.
|Oct-18-13|| ||offramp: This could be called "Philidor Defence Norma Variation."|
|Oct-18-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I found the Fischer video to be thrilling!!! [I had known that Bobby Fischer had analyzed this game (for TV) many years ago, but I was told that the footage no longer existed, and that it had been lost over time.]|
|Oct-18-13|| ||Joshka: Yes, a real gem to see, although, with all the reports about memorizing game after game, I found it quite interesting that Bobby kept on looking at the paper to see what the moves were? We've read where Bobby memorized hundreds of games, and even some insignificant at that. So a game like this where even I (average patzer) could memorize, finds Bobby constantly looking at notes.|
|Oct-18-13|| ||diceman: <Joshka:
I found it quite interesting that Bobby kept on looking at the paper to see what the moves were? We've read where Bobby memorized hundreds of games, and even some insignificant at that. So a game like this where even I (average patzer) could memorize, finds Bobby constantly looking at notes.>
Probably some mix of reflex/public shyness.
(he looks at the sheet for, 1...e5, and 2. Nf3.
|Oct-18-13|| ||RookFile: I think diceman has the right explanation. There are some effective public speakers who type out their whole speech and look at it, even though they are quite capable of speaking without notes.|
|Oct-18-13|| ||offramp: Performance poets almost always have a book in their hands, even though they have memorized the poems. It looks better and it creates something for their hands to do - like George Burns's unlit cigar.|
|Oct-21-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Fischer obviously knew the game, I think that he had notes because he was on TV, and did not want to make a mistake ... in his early years, he often seemed very shy.|
|Oct-21-13|| ||Joshka: <Life Master AJ> <RookFile> <offramp> Hey thanks for your thoughts. Guess with someone like Bobby having something memorized is no big deal, since his mind is able to almost memorize at sight. I know how I feel when I've practiced something over and over (rote) I don't want anything in front of me, basically I want to prove to myself, that I don't need the notes. Example: If I were to perform a musical piece, I'll have all ready practiced it, many times, so having notes in front of me defeat the purpose, but that's just me. thanks for your responses!!|
|Oct-21-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: You are definitely welcome ... I had no idea anyone even cared. I know that - for me, personally - seeing that video was a real joy. To be honest, if not for Bobby Fischer, I would probably be your next-door plumber, and not involved in chess today. |
Poor Bobby, so talented, such a brilliant mind. It still bothers me that he ended the way that he did.
However, I can ALWAYS separate the man from his games. Bobby's games - for me - are like jewels that only grow brighter with age.
All the best - aj
|Oct-21-13|| ||RookFile: Fischer showed one variation in the video involving Qd5+ and Qxa8 that I don't remember seeing in anybody's else's notes to the game.|
|Oct-24-13|| ||diceman: <FSR: GREATEST CHESS INSTRUCTIONAL RAP VIDEO EVAH!!! http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20>...|
I liked LL Cool J’s:
“Going Back to Colle”
|Jan-07-14|| ||paramount: make 13.Rxd7 a POTW. Maybe friday...?|
|Jan-22-14|| ||Nightsurfer: A great discovery! These days the German ChessBase-author MARTIN WETESCHNIK has found out some very interesting details with regard to the partner of Duke Karl with whom the foregoing had formed the legendary duo that wanted to face great MORPHY ... only to suffer that painful bashing during that fateful "Night at the Opera" 1858:|
# the COMPLETE NAME of that very <Count Isoard> - ATTENTION: the correct way of writing his family name is "Isoard" without the "u"!! -, namely --> <Count Marc Leon Bruno Joseph Gustave d'Isoard-Vauvenargue>;
# both the years of birth and death of <Count Marc Leon Bruno Joseph Gustave d'Isoard-Vauvenargue>, namely <1804-1883>.
THE SOURCE: http://de.chessbase.com/post/wer-wa...!
A superb find!
|Jan-22-14|| ||tamar: thanks Nightsurfer, amazing that no one had discovered it before.|
translated from the article on Isoard
<Only these five letters left over from those decades -long friendship. The two friends may have written hundreds of such small writing. One of these (dated October 26, 1867) by Charles II to his friend , the Count dIsoard is , :
Dear Count ,
I have every day sent someone to find out news from you , and I'm very sorry to know that you are still suffering .
In the event that you are back on your feet , I inform you that Paul Morphy to come to-night in the box at the opera today, and I 'll send you a card. But please do not come if you are not recovered properly , and you might catch a cold and backslide.>
|Feb-19-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Well of course I have to add this game to my favourites.|
The most famous game ever played?
The most reprinted game ever played?
You do know of course know that the game was between Morphy and Count Isouard only.
The Duke was only watching and never actually suggested any of moves.
(except those he made the Count take back when Morphy was off buying the choc ices.)
This is all explained quite cleary here.
|Feb-20-14|| ||RookFile: Morphy was annoyed because he wanted to watch the Opera instead. As a result, his play is very ruthless and direct here. There's one more thing: it's also very beautiful.|
|Mar-08-14|| ||Levo: One of my very favorites.|
|Mar-08-14|| ||offramp: < RookFile: Morphy was annoyed because he wanted to watch the Opera instead.>|
Can you tell us anything else about Morphy's state of mind?
|Mar-08-14|| ||keypusher: <offramp>
From Frederick Edge's account of the evening.
<H. R. H. the Duke of Brunswick is a thorough devotee to Caissa; we never saw him but he was playing chess with some one or other. We were frequent visitors to his box at the Italian Opera; he had got a chess-board even there, and played throughout the performance. On our first visit "Norma" was performed. The Duke's box is right on the stage; so close, indeed, that you might kiss the _prima donna_ without any trouble. Morphy sat with his back to the stage, and the Duke and Count Isouard facing him. <Now it must not be supposed that he was comfortable. Decidedly otherwise; for I have already stated that he is passionately fond of music, and, under the circumstances, wished chess at Pluto.> The game began and went on: his antagonists had heard _Norma_ so often that they could, probably, sing it through without prompting; they did not even listen to most of it, but went on disputing with each other as to their next move. Then Madame Penco, who represented the Druidical priestess, kept looking towards the box, wondering what was the cause of the excitement inside; little dreaming that Caissa was the only _Casta Diva_ the inmates cared about. And those tremendous fellows, the "supes," who "did" the Druids, how they marched down the stage, chaunting fire and bloodshed against the Roman host, who, they appeared to think, were inside the Duke's box.>
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