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Paul Morphy vs Albin Reif
New York (1857)
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-10-02  bishop: The Queen sac in this game can be seen a mile away.
Dec-10-02  pawntificator: I only saw it a half-mile away...


Dec-10-02  PVS: It was much easier for me to see from 150 years away.
Dec-11-02  R.J. Hunter: How true!
Dec-11-02  mdorothy: Yeah, it seemed quite obvious to me too, but wasn't it a beautiful setup. You must make it airtight before you can attack.
Dec-30-04  blitzkrieg: i love 21. Re4! morphy did not rush through Qh6 etc..he just set-upped everything until the beautiful queen sac
Dec-08-05  woodenbishop: This is a typical Morphy classic (in other words, brilliant!!).
Dec-09-05  Averageguy: I believe that 23.Rh4 also forces mate.
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  heuristic: 15...Nh5 stops WHT.

16.Qg4 Bxg4 17.Bxe7 Bxe5 18.Bxf8
16.Bxe7 Nxg3+ 17.hxg3 Bxc4 18.Bxf8 Bxf1
16.Qd3 Qxg5 17.Bxe6 Bxe5 18.Bf5 Rad8
and so on

18.Qg5 and 19.e5 are not the strongest moves
18.Rf3 18.e5 18.Rf4 and 19.Rxf1 seem better.

Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: wow checkmating when two pieces down! Morphy reifed Reif apart. (ripped)
Mar-15-12  lemonadepawn: pure genius!
Mar-16-12  AlanPardew: Genius is rarely pure and never simple.
Apr-11-15  Cactusjuice: Classic genius
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