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Paul Morphy vs Alonzo Morphy
"Polymorph" (game of the day Jun-21-10)
New Orleans ? (1850)  ·  Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0
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Nov-17-10  Tigranny: I saw this game in a book one time.
Nov-20-10  Glider: also worth analysis is 5...Na5
Feb-05-11  apexin: <Glider> i think its common knowledge that fried liver variation is lost for black, however if you think the a-pawn missing is important here, thats ok.
Sep-05-11  meppi: ^^ Not correct, fried liver variation is not lost for black, with correct play by black it is won for black. Lolli attack is more dangerous. Fried liver is hasty to sacrifice the Nxf7 before d4 - black has more options for defence Nd4 as played in this game is not one of them better is Nce7 or Nb4
Feb-26-12  drarndt: death by castling. Brilliant!
Feb-26-12  JoergWalter: a worthy predecessor to
Ed Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912

where sometimes 0-0-0 is given as last move

May-24-12  Llawdogg: 18 0-0#!! What a finish!
Apr-17-14  Doniez: Simply spectacular ! A castle to checkmate the opponent. I will not forget this endgame
Jun-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jambow: Caslte Mate very interesting indeed.
Jul-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  posoo: Deansam, sometimes strong players allow weaker players to play up a piece from da beginning of da game!

It is especially useful when gambling on chess. But don't tell me da morph was beeting hjis own father for cash!? OH BUT MAN.

Aug-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  naresb: It was the clash of father son duo. The son was so furious with his father that Father's King had to hide from e8 to c1.

Incidently Ra1 seem missing.

The mate was due to 0-0 King castling.

Rarest of the game played so far.

Aug-14-14  Petrosianic: <It was the clash of father son duo.>

They played a lot of games together. There was nothing special about this one.

<The son was so furious with his father that Father's King had to hide from e8 to c1.>

That's what the world needs: more chess fiction.

<Incidently Ra1 seem missing.>

That's because it's an Odds Game. That should have been obvious from the fact that 17...Kc1 was a legal move.

<Rarest of the game played so far.>

Huh?

Aug-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  naresb: <Petrosianic: <It was the clash of father son duo.> They played a lot of games together. There was nothing special about this one.

<The son was so furious with his father that Father's King had to hide from e8 to c1.>

That's what the world needs: more chess fiction.

<Incidently Ra1 seem missing.>

That's because it's an Odds Game. That should have been obvious from the fact that 17...Kc1 was a legal move.

<Rarest of the game played so far.>

Huh?>

Thanks for everything, I think u got it all right. Huh???

An Uniquesttttttt game I would rather like to recall it.

Aug-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  naresb: BTW Paul Morphy was indeed a gr8 player to watch with such an attacking style games.
Oct-10-14  MSteen: We can learn a lot from Morphy's games: How to be awestruck, how to be amazed, how to be stunned. I never get tired of playing over this game. Not just castling to checkmate, but sacrificing all that material to lure the king deep into enemy territory! Brilliant!
Jun-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  gamego: The beauty of Morphy's games takes one's breath away.
Sep-07-15  Devin Larson: How if after the move d3+ then black move Kb1?
Sep-07-15  Devin Larson: I think black is save after kb1
Jan-25-16  MichaelJHuman: Wow, how fun!
Jan-25-16  Papagambit: After 17.d3 if then Kb1 then 18.a3! still wins, W will 0-0 and move the b pawn to b4 and then the QBishop moves decisively 1-0
Jan-29-16  juanhernandez: a different
view
Apr-07-16  yurikvelo: game analysis: http://pastebin.com/iEy1f9Cw
Apr-07-16  capafischer1: Morphy was phenomenal with the initiative. Time and time again i see him sacrficing a pawn or two or a piece sometimes for the initiative. I believe Fischer said Paul Morphy was the most accurate player that ever lived. Not taking to account the opening chess life did an article on who was the most accurate player and morphy came in first place followed by capablanca and fischer. They took 10 of their best games and compared it to top choice of the best computer at the time. If Morphy was alive today and you give him 6 months to study the modern openings it is extremely possible he would be the best ever because of his amazing memory. Remeber he finished law school a couple of years early and memorized close to a 2000 page law book from Louisiana so studying the openings would be a breeze for this super genius. And furthermore it is an absolute fact that nobody was further ahead of his contemporaries than Paul Morphy while he was alive.
Aug-20-16  talhal20: To capafischer from talhal20
I fully agree with you. One patzer has written that modern players take decades to study and master openings with computer engine !!
Aug-20-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < Not taking to account the opening chess life did an article on who was the most accurate player and morphy came in first place followed by capablanca and fischer. They took 10 of their best games and compared it to top choice of the best computer at the time. >

Never heard of that, which doesn't mean it didn't happen. Do you have a cite?

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