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Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy
"Morphy Us" (game of the day Nov-25-07)
1st American Chess Congress (1857)  ·  Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Variation (C48)  ·  0-1
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Annotations by Irving Chernev.      [4 more games annotated by Chernev]

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Apr-09-13
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  morfishine: <Conrad93> On your comment: <...These blunders ruin the beauty of the game> I'd have to agree for the most part. Another weak move 16.Ra2 was labeled 'silly' by Steinitz. Rarely have we seen annotators, then or now, use the word 'silly'
Apr-09-13  LIFE Master AJ: I agree that Paulsen's play was of poor quality, (compared to modern times); but Morphy's play was simply sublime. To the players - of that time - Morphy was making conbinations (and beating people) in such a way that no one had ever seen before, his tactics were (for the most part) razor sharp.
May-14-13  Tigranny: This is my favorite game of chess ever. Amazing queen sac by Paul Morphy.
Jun-26-13  badmath: This may sound stupid but why not 6. ...Nxe5 ?
Dec-23-13  solskytz: There is 7. d4
Jan-07-14
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  john barleycorn: A similar combination happened in this game after 20.Bc5

G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869

Feb-17-14  Phrygian: Why not 29. Rf2?
Feb-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <Phrygian> 29. Rf2 Rxf2 30. Bxe3 Rfxh2+ 31. Kg1 Rh1+ 32. Kg2 Rxa1 and it's over.


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Mar-29-14  capafischer1: Morphy was more ahead of his competitors than anybody in chess history. You can safely bank on that claim.
Apr-10-14  Conrad93: Not bad for a 19th century game, but this is hardly the skills of the "greatest ever."

More like the "Greatest player of the mid 19th century."

Apr-10-14  Conrad93: Unless of course you regard Philidor, Greco, and Ruy Lopez de Segura with the same regard...
May-13-14  capabull: Why not 20. ...Bxf2?
May-13-14  capabull: Okay, because of Qf1
May-13-14  kjr63: Steinitz said that Paulsen played excellent opening, but he shoukd have played c2-c3 and d2-d4 before 11.Bf3 (covering the d3 square).
Jul-30-14  posoo: now dis...DIS...puts all other moves to SHAME. Da queen sac without IMMEDIATE compunsation is RARE. AND DONT TELL ME fischer did it. da windmill in dat game was easy to see and I woulda played it too
Jul-30-14
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  Sally Simpson: A wonderful game but it's always annoyed me as to why PCM missed 22...Rg2!


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Following the above analysis it runs.

22... Rg2 23. Qd3 Rxf2+ 24. Kg1 Rg2+ 25. Kh1 Rg1


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That would have been the perfect wrap up.

Back here after 22...Rg2


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Even 23.Qxb6 does nothing. 23...Rxh2!


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Sep-10-14  Pablo23: Why wasn't 28.Kg2 played?
Sep-11-14  Alexshev: If 28. Kg2 then Rf6 29. Kh1 Cg3 30. Rxf6 Rxh2+ 31. Kg1 gxf6 32. Rxa7 h5
Nov-24-14  yurikvelo: http://pastebin.com/uFxeR653

this game deep analyze

Jun-21-15  DanielHoseano: I got 69 in GTM
Jan-24-16  zanzibar: This game was given in <NY Tribune 1857-11-09 p3> where it is listed as lasting 2 hours 55 minutes.

Bet I know who had more time left on the clock.

Feb-06-16  kishore4u: Brilliant!!
Mar-13-16  talhal20: Morphy makes the game iook so simple!!
Mar-13-16  steinitzfan: 23 ... Be4 is beautiful but it's more of a problem move. 22 ... Rg2 was highly thematic and would have been a satisfying end.
May-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avP....
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