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|Jun-23-03|| ||Jonber: As far as I can see the opening enters unusual lines following 3…a6 4.Ba4 5.Nf6. I don’t think it has a name of its own. 5.O-O would have been according to Morphy’s Defence.|
Sure I can help analysing the game more. Anywhere particular you want to start?
|Aug-29-03|| ||Sarimanok: Is the move 5.d4 the center attack variation of the ruy lopez? Is these a good alternative to avoid the marshall counterattack? |
|Aug-29-03|| ||Jonber: Yes, 5.d4 is known as the Modern Center Attack. It can be played directly, as above, or after 5.O-O Be7 6.d4, and in my opinion it’s an interesting alternative to the more common and highly theorised Closed\Open variations of the Ruy Lopez. White displays immediate, aggressive intentions in the centre, and it can be a good option to the Worrall and Marshal attack.|
Off the top of my head, here are some example games you should check out:
Winter - Sultan Khan, Worchester 1931
Tarrasch - Burn, Ostende 1907
Bagirov - Gurgenidze, URS-ch 1961
Milov - Buturin, 1992
Flamberg - Alekhine, St Petersburg, 1914
Petursson - Bjarnason, Reykjavik 1984
Agdestein - Stigar, Gausdal 1982
Though I don’t remember any others just now, I know I got other games in my database, so I could assemble an example database for you, if you’re interesting.
As you might understand, the Center Attack is a pet-variation of my, and I recommend it highly to all players preferring an aggressive, non-yielding style. It’s not a right choice if you want to play it safe, however, which is reflected in the statistics. (Somewhere in the range: White 35%, Black 25% and Draw 30%)
|Aug-29-03|| ||SicilianDragon: It can also be Mackenzie Attack (I think). |
|Aug-29-03|| ||Jonber: I can vaguely remember a game with annotations by Mackenzie, Mackenzie-Reichhelm, US-ch 1867 I think it was, and beginning with sort of a version of Centre Attack (with 4…Be7 rather then 4…Nf6) but I’m unaware of the name Mackenzie Attack being connected with 5.d4 or 6.d4 in the Roy Lopez. Wouldn’t surprise me however, names of chess openings are far from carved in stone. The most common name is probably Centre Attack, though. |
|Aug-30-03|| ||SicilianDragon: I remember now where I heard it. Eric Schiller calls it the Mackenzie Attack or Spanish Gambit in Standard Chess Openings. |
|Feb-23-04|| ||ruylopez900: Nice play by Morphy to get the win. I prefer playing against the Closed/Open Defences, but thats just me. |
|Feb-23-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: <Jonber> These were the only ones you mentioned I could find in the database.
Not quite sure if their even the ones your talking about but....|
Burn vs Tarrasch, 1907
Flamberg vs Alekhine, 1914
|Feb-23-04|| ||refutor: people, this is what the opening explorer is for ;) here's some games in this line|
A Volokitin vs Ponomariov, 2001
A Zapata vs Anand, 1992
Ribli vs Karpov, 1969
Tal vs Mejic Petar, 1974
Short vs Korchnoi, 1980
Timman vs Beliavsky, 1981
Tarrasch vs H Wolf, 1902
Reshevsky vs Euwe, 1950 and so on and so on :)
|Feb-24-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: Scope this game out. Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen, 1858 |
|Mar-30-04|| ||Highway55: Does anyone know anything about 5. d4 ed followed by
6. c3! dc 7. Nc3 !
What is blacks best move now?
My Fritz suggested 7.. Bb4 but now
8. 0-0 is strong..
|Aug-02-04|| ||Knight13: Black lost the endgame. But, it black kept his king on that pawn, it may draw. |
|Aug-02-04|| ||tamar: <knight13: "But, it black kept his king on that pawn, it may draw."> Not really. Morphy has such a huge advantage by this point you could play 48...d5 instead of 48...c3, and Morphy could take off the rook on e7 and still be winning after 49 g6 c3 50 g7 c2 51 gxf8 c1. |
|Aug-03-04|| ||Knight13: Change "it" to "if." I typed it wrong.
<tamar> That maybe right
|Dec-22-04|| ||dr gogusetti n rao: Any later kibitzing comments?
|Oct-05-05|| ||ConfusedPatzer: What's with 18. ...Bf5? a bunch of other very obvious moves would have won for black... Am I missing something here?|
|Oct-12-05|| ||Averageguy: <ConfusedPatzer>White was threatening Qc3, forking rook and bishop. My 500th post! YAY!!!|
|Jan-10-06|| ||morpstau: this has to be one of morphys top ten games and is in the convincing style of capablanca an fischer combined|
|Jan-10-06|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: I agree with morpstau. I first found this game about a quarter-century ago and could not believe Morphy's pawn sacrifice. The play he gets for the pawn seems so nebulous, but it is awfully hard for Black to shake the initiative.|
|Mar-06-07|| ||tonsillolith: after Black's pawn grab Morphy plays 18. e6! demolishing Black's kingside pawn structure using the threat of Qc3 which forks the c2 bishop and h8 rook. Then he attacks the newly created weaknesses relentlessly.|
|Apr-23-07|| ||Ulhumbrus: 18 e6 opens the long diagonal a1-h8, and has the effect of transforming the move Qc3 from a single attack upon the Bishop on c2 into a double attack upon the Bishop on c2 and the Black King's Rook on h8. It thus creates a threat of playing the move Qc3. One point worth noting is that opening the long diagonal creates the threat of occupying that diagonal. 28 Qe3 both supports an advance by the Rook and gains access to c5.33 b3 is a move which does nothing, nothing to develop a piece further that is. This suggests that Black is in zugzwang. This is probably one of the games which Bobby Fischer learnt lessons from in his youth.|
|Jul-12-07|| ||sanyas: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...
"The real, the profound Morphy" - Tartakower
|Jul-19-08|| ||heuristic: 17...Qb4 stops the Qc3 threat and has Qb6 as an active defensive move. (with the exchange of Qs as well as stopping the Qa7 response to 0-0-0)|
18.f5 0-0-0 (if 19.Qa7 Qb6+)
|Apr-23-09|| ||Marmot PFL: <We may ask, "Would Morphy be able to obtain such positions against a modern master?"> Imre Konig|
|Nov-20-12|| ||Llawdogg: Sanyas, thanks for the link to the Valeri Beim article analyzing this game.|
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