|Jan-12-02|| ||Sneaky: Morphy psyched out his opponent. In all honesty, Black is winning EASILY. I guess he felt demoralized after losing his queen, not realizing that his minor pieces will quickly control the entire board.|
White has no immediate threats that I can see, especially after ...Be8.
|Mar-08-02|| ||The Young Learner: I completely agree, Sneaky. If you want to break it down into the point system they were actually even, and as far as positioning goes black did have a pretty good advantage. Though I can say white's last move I disagree with, he should have 16. Qg6+ forcing the king in the corner with no where to go and then black may have been in trouble. -Andrew age 16 |
|Mar-08-02|| ||Sneaky: Qg6+, Qh5, it's all about the same. White has no plan other than playing Rf3 and hoping that Black makes a grave error... |
|Aug-13-02|| ||pawntificator: I'm surprised Paul himself didn't tell Charles, his childhood friend, that he still had a very good chance and not to resign. |
|Feb-05-03|| ||Red Zephyr: it seems to me that black is hog-tied behind his own pawns and its just a question of time before the white king-side pawn roller deliver the coup de gras or open the h file for the rook |
|Jul-07-03|| ||chessamateur: I agree with Sneaky that Black has good winning chances... But anyway it just baffles me as to how one could win with a rook and knight odds. I mean eariler in my senior year i played against someone who wasn't good at all and gave him queen odds and won but Morphy's friend (is it?) looks pretty good compared to who i played. |
|Dec-28-04|| ||flamboyant: knight + rook.. thats a big odd! |
|Oct-11-06|| ||black knight c6: I'm not sure how white gets a win here, especially a quick one. although black's rooks have nowhere to go, and his king is pretty trapped, it seems safe for the moment. After Be8, (which stops any invasion from whites bishop on f7) the Queen, if she wants to keep a pin on the knight, either goes h4 or h3.
h4 lets black go 17 ... Be3 which then threatens Bg5 next move, which seems to be stalling white alot, and Qh3, while stopping black's black bishop coming around, inhibits white's own rook. All I can see from there for white is pushing the G pawn, but while he's doing that, black can be making such moves as Bf7, killing white's bishop's dangerous line, and then positioning the rooks on h or g files in some configuration, maybe one or two, if black wants to set up camp.|
All that said, Maurian started the game with a chance, having a rook and knight up, and now hes even, against a queen! If he needed compensation in the first place, and now is even, he probably wouldn't be expecting to win at all.
|Aug-18-08|| ||jdrums2001: i plugged this game into my engine and let it play out. black is vastly losing! psych out indeed....|
|Dec-31-08|| ||WhiteRook48: how can black be losing? I guess Maurian forgot his opponent was playing without a b1-Knight or a1-Rook.|
|Jan-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: psych out? How can black even be barely losing?|
|Feb-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: another game against all odds|
|Mar-21-09|| ||WhiteRook48: it was dumb that black resigned|
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