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Johann Jacob Loewenthal vs Paul Morphy
Morphy - Loewenthal (1858), London ENG, rd 13, Aug-19
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-10-06  morpstau: i feel bad for johann in this game he blows the victory by allowing perpetual. Morphys youthful spirit pays off against his rival in this battle.
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  Honza Cervenka: 39.Qh8 is awful blunder. After 39.Qh5 (covering Pg6 and attacking Pf5) 39...Qc5 (The Queen has to cover f8; 39...Ke6 allows 40.Qh8 as Pg6 is not under attack and black has no unpleasant check.) 40.Qh1 covering check on g1 and activating the Queen (40...Qd6? 41.Qd1) would have won easily.
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  InspiredByMorphy: <Honza Cervenka> 39. Qh5 Qf6 and the white's queen has limited options (the only decent of which was the text move Qh8) . If instead white plays 39.Bh5 then ...Qd3+ 40.Kg2 Qd2+ 41.Qf2 and white wins. (If 41. ...Qxf2+ 42.Kxf2 Kd7 and white's king and bishop attack the queenside pawns).

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  Honza Cervenka: <InspiredByMorphy> 39. Qh5 Qf6 40. Qg5 forces exchange of Queens (40...Qd6 41.Qxf5+ is evidently hopeless) and the endgame after 40...Qxg5+ 41.fxg5 is unfortunately easily won for white thanks to Pa2 (without it the endgame looks drawish despite the extra Bishop because white cannot expel black King from e7-f8, at least I don't see it): 39.Qh5 Qf6 40.Qg5 Qxg5 41.fxg5 Ke7 42.Bc6 b4 43.Bxa4 c5 44.Bb3 Kf8 45.Kf3 Ke7 46.Kxf5 etc.
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  InspiredByMorphy: <Honza> I see. Thanks.

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