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Paul Morphy vs Ernest Morphy
New Orleans (1856)
Spanish Game: Classical. Central Variation (C64)  ·  1-0


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  InspiredByMorphy: I wonder how much this game affected the way Morphy looked at the classical defense. Although he played it once and got a draw, he obviously thought it was not worth playing in match play. To me it seems strange since in my opinion the classical defense develops black quicker than the standard 3. ...a6 lines. I cant imagine he wouldnt have played a great game as black with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 f5
Jul-27-05  blingice: There's another game that Morphy played when he was twelve against Ernest Morphy. According to Tom Ainslie's book "Ainslie's Complete Hoyle," Paul played the twenty move game as white while blindfolded and won.
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  Calli: <blingice> It right here Morphy vs E Morphy, 1849 played on Paul's 12th birthday.
Sep-22-08  I Offer You A Resign: I'm sorry if this is basic opening theory, but what was the point of 4.) ... ♕e7?
Dec-22-11  Sacrificial King: <I Offer You A Resign>, the queen move allows defense to the e5 pawn while giving support to the dark bishop. It's primary function being the former in the event white kills the knight and then attempts Nxe5.
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