|Jan-30-03|| ||morphynoman2: Ey, not all was at Morphy's advantage! In this game he looks as a child against a master. |
|Jul-21-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: If 16...Bxb4, then 17.Rxd7 Kxd7 18.Nd5 Qd6 19.Nxb4 Qxb4 20.Rd1+ Kc8 21.Bxc6 |
|Mar-11-05|| ||RookFile: Your first impression is that 7. Nxc6 is simply wrong. But when you learn more about chess, it's not so simple,
take for example the position after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bg5 Be6!? 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Ne4 0-0-0. I was black in this position, and my opponent played the 'natural' 10. Bxf6, and was resigning by move 25 because I owned the dark squares. Correct is 10. Nxf6, retaining the dark squared bishop, as played by Dr. Lasker.|
So we look at a game like this, and
sneer at moves like 7. Nxc6, but maybe chess isn't so simple.
|Nov-02-05|| ||Gypsy: A rather impressive game by Paulsen.|
|Mar-22-06|| ||AlexanderMorphy: this is the only game that Morphy ever lost to Paulsen!|
|Jul-06-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Player of the Day's only victory over his nemesis.|
|Jun-10-07|| ||WilhelmThe2nd: According to Frederick Perrin, writing in the Hartford 'Times' in 1884, Morphy said to his opponent after this game: "Mr. Paulsen, you outplayed me."|
|Jan-26-08|| ||Knight13: Yes, Very Impressive.|
|May-13-08|| ||heuristic: This is game 3 of the final round of the 1st American Chess Congress|
|Jan-02-09|| ||YJGYJ: Move 16 as b4? Makes no sense to me. Anyone would like to explain i would appreciate it.|
|May-20-09|| ||David2009: <Jan-02-09 YJGYJ: Move 16 as b4? Makes no sense to me. Anyone would like to explain i would appreciate it. > 16 b4!? Bxb4 18 Rxd7 Kxd7 19 Nd5 Qd6 20 Nxb4 Qxb4 21 Rd1+ with attacking chances. Paulsen liked to attack!|
|Jul-04-09|| ||backrank: Right, the only game Morphy ever lost to Paulsen, but what a game is this! It suggests, that concerning positional play in relatively closed positions, Paulsen may have been superior to Morphy.|
16. b4! is a move that uses tactics only to achieve a positional goal: it forces the black bishop to retreat, since 16. ... xb4? fails to 17. xd7 xd7 18. d5 d6 19. h3+ (maybe simplest) d8 (e8 doesn't change anything) 20. xb4 xb4 21. xc6 e7 22. d7+ f6 23. xa8 xa8 24. c6+. Now, after 16. b4 Black rejects the possibilities 16. ... d4 17. e2 and 16. ... b6 17. b5! cxb5 18. Sd5 e6 19. b3, with uncomfortable positions, and decides on 16. ... d6, closing the d-file but putting the bishop on an inactive place. The sequel of the game shows that White can continue the pressure in the d-file. In the end, Morphy commits two mistakes, which tend to occur after a long, exhausting defence, namely 27. ... f5?! (c8!) and 28. ... e6? (g5!? would have avoided immediate collapse), but White would have always had the far superior game. A great achievement by Paulsen.
|Jul-23-09|| ||tentsewang: What was the sacrifice for at the end by Mr. Morphy?|
|Jul-25-09|| ||backrank: <tentsewang: What was the sacrifice for at the end by Mr. Morphy?>|
Which sac do you mean?
|Jul-06-10|| ||Cibator: Yes .... shown the game "anonymously", then afterwards told the names of the players and asked to guess who had which colour, how many of us would have got it right? Don't think I would have, for one!|
|Sep-21-10|| ||Marmot PFL: 27...f5 was bad and 28...Re6? just a blunder. Black had to try 28...Bg5|
|Sep-21-10|| ||morphy2010: Right, the only game Morphy ever lost to Paulsen, but what a game is this! It suggests, that concerning positional play in relatively closed positions, Paulsen may have been superior to Morphy. NOTHING is further from the truth, Morphys positional play was unsurpassed and even Stientz cant hold a candle to his game. Thats the truth!|