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frank124c's favorite games--morphy's strategems
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Bxh3 sac
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

attack on kside fianchetto
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

semi-open gfile-king chase
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

castlestop-doublep center-e5 advance-oplines
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

opening lines with sacrifices--q&r battery--8th rank penetratio
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Crime(11. ...Nxe4) and Punishment
Morphy vs G W Lyttelton, 1858  
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Misdemeanor and Punishment--Open F file
Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Strangulation by Triangulation
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Bishop Power--men of the cloth molest chess opponent!
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

attack on f7
Morphy vs G Hammond, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

the pawns have it
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

open g file
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

flying dragons--nsac--smothered mate
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

Qsac forces open castle's door
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

open h file
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Kingside P advance
F Sicre vs Morphy, 1862 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Qsac at G7 religiously supported by the Bishop pair
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Pawn advantage--simplify pieces and push passed pawn
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Active Queen vs. relatively inactive pieces
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Psac + King Chase
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C58) Two Knights, 50 moves, 1-0

Attack on f7
Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

Seize the initiative and attack
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

Pins and needles!
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Queen Trap
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850 
(C02) French, Advance, 14 moves, 0-1

Chasing the q
A Meek vs Morphy, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

f7 weakness--k chase
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

H File Attack
Morphy vs J M Sicre, 1862 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

exchange sacrifice--double knight mate
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

Attack Premature Queen
Maurian vs Morphy, 1854 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 0-1

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