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|Aug-15-13|| ||MarkFinan: Look at Morphy's bio compared to that of Wesley So's? All you chess historians and editors should be doing something about this.|
|Aug-15-13|| ||nok: Overlong bios are garbage anyway.|
|Aug-15-13|| ||MarkFinan: Yeh that's true, but id rather read about Morphys career than who W.So beat on the internet last night...and there's paragraphs of garbage like that and only a few on Morphy!|
|Aug-18-13|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is an interesting article about the house at 1113 Chartres Street, where Morphy was born:|
|Aug-26-13|| ||SBC: If places in the Vieux Carré connected to Paul Morphy interest you, a while back I'd written about many of them here: http://www.edochess.ca/batgirl/vieu... |
Noting the link to Steinitz' interview with Morphy, here is Paulsen's view of Morphy: http://www.edochess.ca/batgirl/Paul...
And HE Bird's opinion: http://www.edochess.ca/batgirl/Bird...
...and a little bit on Louis Paulsen: http://www.chess.com/article/view/l...
|Oct-04-13|| ||harrylime: The bio for Morphy on here is so bad a blank space would be better tbh..with all due respects.|
|Oct-04-13|| ||keypusher: <harrylime>
I think it's near-perfect, honestly. I would put in references and links to the Loewenthal and Harrwitz matches and add a paragraph about his withdrawal from the game and the rest of his life. That's about it. Maybe the Thompson match too, since that is perhaps his only underappreciated feat.
That other bios on this site are 10X too long does not mean that this one is too short.
|Oct-10-13|| ||harrylime: ^^^
Re influence and ability like you say either this bio is perfect .. or there are some mega bloated bio's out there on this site...
I think Morphy is up there in the 'greatest' stakes .. so 3 pithy paragraphs seems a bit ridiculous IMO ..
|Oct-14-13|| ||SBC: |
Well, considering Paul Morphy only played public chess for about 18 months, what do you feel should be added or changed to his cg.com bio?
|Oct-18-13|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.angelfire.com/games4/lif...|
<My web page on Paul Morphy, I just updated it. <(NOTE: According to the dates on the on-line web page, the last time it was updated was 2006!!! <hahaha <At first, I could not believe this, then I laughed myself silly ... I THOUGHT I had updated it over the years. <Maybe what I did was to change the web page on my computer, but always forgot to upload the changed file to the Internet.)<> >>>>>
Anyway, it IS updated and changed ... I just checked it ... ... ...
|Oct-26-13|| ||redwhitechess: Morphy giving a rook and a knight to mr. Amateur. Found in the Cambrian newspaper 22 January 1892, the game was from 1857. not sure if it already posted here.|
|Oct-26-13|| ||Calli: The game is here Morphy vs T Knight, 1856|
The game is indeed from the May 1857 issue of The Chess Monthly. The year, location and opponent were not specified in the magazine. So how did the specifics of the game come to be New Orleans, 1856 and against "Theodor Knight"? I don't know.
|Oct-27-13|| ||jnpope: <So how did the specifics of the game come to be New Orleans, 1856 and against "Theodor Knight">|
|Oct-27-13|| ||Calli: In 1863, Lange published "Mr. Knight" in the Schachzeitung: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZH...|
I've also seen "A Knight". Perhaps a chess column printed "remove White's Queen Rook and Knight" or "Morphy gives his opponent a Rook and a Knight" in such a way that made it look like Black was "Knight" or "A Knight". Just a thought.
|Oct-27-13|| ||redwhitechess: thanks. So, Morphy had played against mr. Rock (Rook) and mr. Knight. I wonder if he played mr. Bishop or mr. Queen, with the odd in accordance to the name.|
|Oct-27-13|| ||SBC: |
Sergeant in "Morphy's Games of Chess" gives "T. Knight" New Orleans, 1856 (game CCC)
|Oct-28-13|| ||Calli: Recap:
1857 The Chess Monthly (May), "Amateur"
1859 Lange 1st ed or Falkbeer translation, game not included
1860 Lowenthal, game not included
1863 Schachzeitung, "Mr Knight"
1881 Lange 2nd ed, "Knight"
1894 Lange 3rd ed, "Knight"
1909 Maroczy, "Th. Knight"
1916 Sergeant, "Knight"
1993 Shibut (#101), "Knight"
2013 Chessgames.com, "Theodor Knight"
In my opinion, "Knight", at this point, lacks a solid source.
|Oct-28-13|| ||jnpope: Also found it in the Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1864.12.10. But nothing useful there either.|
|Nov-01-13|| ||SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: The November issue of chess life has an interesting item on Morphy. Alex Dunne picks three games and puts the moves up against Rybka. He wrote the games chosen were basically random but he wanted strong opponents, so one is Anderson another is Paulsen. How did old Paul do?|
|Nov-09-13|| ||Calli: <jnpope> It does reveal that Reichhelm, a noted Morphy collector, knew nothing about "Mr. Knight" even a year after after Lange's Schachzeitung publication. <SBC> Yes Sergeant is "T Knight', a typo on my part.|
Did not find the game in CPC or Nouvelle Regence, but it is in 1861 Sissa #325 as "Amateur" http://books.google.com/books?id=2r...
That about covers the most common magazines and books.
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