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|Oct-01-10|| ||nvrennvren: one rook..ohaha|
|Oct-22-10|| ||healthystart: This game goes to show that if you know the trick it's not a trick. Paul shows Charles that proper castling will make for a well placed bishop. The mate was not as important as the fact that Le Carpentier felt impelled to move his bishop back to f8. Charles was only an amateur and this game compares well with Morphy vs Allies.|
|Jan-04-11|| ||jkromero05: one rook?|
|Jan-29-11|| ||Abhijeet123459: Unbelievable!|
|Feb-26-11|| ||Tigranny: This has gotta be the most unbelievable mate I've ever seen.|
|Feb-26-11|| ||sevenseaman: Makes the Black Q feel useless while the Black mansion goes crashing to bits. Nice. Very nice pun too.|
|May-21-11|| ||Llawdogg: Un-freakin-believable!|
|Jun-07-11|| ||checkmateyourmove: nastyyyyy|
|Jun-11-11|| ||ZeejDonnelly: <tamar>, a very fine pun off Salinger.|
|Sep-05-11|| ||DrMAL: This game is particularly fascinating to me for two reasons. First how Morphy, after spotting his opponent a rook, goes for a wide open position even sac-ing two pawns. For myself I often spot "average" (non-club) players stuff even a Q or more, but develop ASAP without taking such risks. Second how Morphy, surely seeing 10.Bxf7+! for a big advantage, gambles instead with 10.Nxe5 to expose black's king further hoping for 11...Ke7? (with 11...Kd8 allowing the queen to be taken back for a simple trade still up a rook, white's goose is nearly cooked). With 12...Kxf7?? I guess he knew his opponent's chess inability.|
<botvinnik64: I think Fischer was right: He once said that Morphy would/could school any of the mmodern masters even without knowledge of opening theory.> Fischer may have been right when he said it, but today is dramatically different, there are so many amazingly brilliant chess players out there. Take a look at the 2700+ list it's not due to some silly/illogical "rating inflation" it is due to the fact that today there are a simply a LOT of extremely knowledgeable extremely well skilled players!
|Sep-27-11|| ||skcin: One thought I have not seen is the concept that earlier players with great brilliance like morphy and others is how their combinations might have been helped by no clocks???? Although I know morphy moved fast|
|Sep-27-11|| ||Calli: <DrMAL> wrote "Morphy, surely seeing 10.Bxf7+! for a big advantage, gambles instead with 10.Nxe5"|
Yes. I wonder if the score is correct. 10.Bxf7+ Ke7 11.Nxe5 Qxd1 12.Ng6+ arrives at the same position and makes more sense. Black might miss 13.Nh8# but more likely to see 11...Kd8 getting out of a discovery.
|Sep-27-11|| ||AGOJ: I love the symmetry of it, recovering the odds rook at the same time that mate is delivered.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||skcin: To me part of the beauty of morphy's play is that a great deal of the beauty is more on the surface. I do of course acknowledge the depth that is there too-- like picasso paintings one can sort of feel the beauty. There is something in these games for players of every level.|
|Oct-20-11|| ||Mozart72: Morphy has great material disadvantage value: 17.2 against Le Carpentier: 31.2, and Morphy still won!|
|Nov-03-11|| ||sevenseaman: Confound chess! How can a checking piece go sit in such an inaccessible place! All black pieces seem to ensconce it as if they had the rarest of gems and they were perfidiously glad about the mate.|
|May-31-12|| ||Llawdogg: Brilliant.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: WC MORPHY at 11/12 years of age!
|Jun-22-12|| ||pericles of athens: wow!!!|
|Aug-06-12|| ||Capacorn: Morphy's best games are so much fun to study. Never mind that many of his most brilliant finishes came against inferior opposition. I doubt that many modern grandmasters would've given us such a delightful sampling of their talent, especially at such a young age. I agree with those that believe Paul would've been astonishing had he been born in the modern era. Morphy would've benefited from every advantage today's players have over their predecessors. But Paul would've had one advantage over them all: a chess talent for the ages. That's something that can't be taught.|
|Dec-30-12|| ||amadeus: Ouch!|
|Apr-26-13|| ||MountainMatt: Holy shhhhhhh.......|
|Apr-27-13|| ||morfishine: Morphy's "Immortal Game"
...and rightly so, since this is no doubt the greatest game every played by a 1-year old
|Apr-27-13|| ||perfidious: <morf> Morphy turned twelve that year.|
|Apr-27-13|| ||Shams: What I love about this game is that I can't really think of a game with a similar mate. Can any one of you?|
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