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Paul Morphy vs William Potier
Blindfold simul, 8b (1858), Paris FRA, Sep-27
Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27)  ·  1-0
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Jul-14-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Lowenthal said it right, that games like this made Morphy so famous. That's certainly a 20th-Century-type-of-play.
Jun-22-08
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  Calli: Of 23...Nxd5! , the Modern Chess Instructor states:

"Highly ingenious and, considering that White was playing this blindfolded along with seven other games, the combination initiated by this move belongs to the finest pieces of Chess Strategy." -- -- Steinitz

Jul-30-09  tentsewang: If White bishop was taken in 24. Nxd5 then would had checkmated with 25. Rxg7# Morphy, you are truly an inspiration.
Jul-30-09  tentsewang: 25.R7xf6+ Be6 26.Bxe6# I have noticed many times that Morphy defeats his adversary through more resignation than checkmate.
Oct-17-09  tentsewang: Sorry for the flaw info. I provided b/c the knight would take the white squared bishop and its not a double check. Anyway Morphy had an evident advantage to whom he would soon mate.
Jul-26-18  PaulMeysman: PM is an Original player
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