chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Adolf Anderssen vs Paul Morphy
Casual Game (1858), Paris FRA, Dec-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Cozio Defense (C33)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 57 times; par: 59 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 16 more Anderssen/Morphy games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can display posts in reverse order, by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page and checking the option "Display newest kibitzes on top."

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-10-04  InspiredByMorphy: Morphy brings his queen rook into an active winning combination with haste playing 22.Rb6 followed by 23.Rg6 24.Rg2 shows the pressure Anderssen was feeling, allowing an obvious pin winning the exchange.
Jan-10-06  morpstau: No its not a pin but a skewer and one in which the german professor overlooked. I think the kings gambit should never be played agaisnt Morphy on ant occasion! By the way whats with 4.e5? that deserves undoubtly a fat question mark as black gains the iniuative and never looks back to score the victory.
Apr-28-06  midknightblue: hello I am studying this game now from chapter 8 of the nice book - "A first book of Morphy"
Apr-20-07  wolfmaster: Wednesday puzzle after 34. Nf3.
Feb-25-11  Llawdogg: This game was one of six casual games played after the Match was over just for fun while they waited three hours for the official photograph to be taken.
Sep-22-11  Llawdogg: 36 Kf2 Qg1 37 Ke2 Qe1# is the conclusion.
Jun-06-12  Garech: 27...Qc8!
Aug-14-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF MORPHY.
Your score: 72 (par = 57)

LTJ

PS. Par is now 58.

Dec-13-14  MindCtrol9: ·There are 2 ways: 36.Kf2 Qe8+ 37.Kg2 Qg1++ and the other to mate with 36.Kf2 Qg8+ 37..ke2 Qe1++
Aug-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson:


click for larger view

" No its not a pin but a skewer and one in which the german professor overlooked."

It's neither, the Rooks are of equal value, it's a harppon and Anderssen did not overlook it he played it on purpose.

Anderssen realised he is lost so instead of waiting till Morphy moves in for the kill and techniques him off the board Anderssen decides to roll the dice, a ploy that saved him a few lost games over his career.

He wanted the Bishop off the c8-h3 diagonal so he could push his e-pawn and here a few moves later. (Black to play)


click for larger view

If Morphy had played 26...Rxf7?? or 26..Kxf7? then White is right back in the game with 26...Rxf7 27.Qxg6+ or 26...Kxf7 27. Ne5+

This game:

Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858

Same thing, an exchange sac (Anderssen probably sacked the exchange more than Petrosian but writers and pundits have given the exchange sac copyright to Petrosian.)

This time Anderssen succeeded in bamboozling Morphy and got a draw.

Quite an exceptional player was Anderssen and there is a lot more to him than just those two games The Immortal and The Evergreen.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 21 in A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario
from x( C33 ) Fredthebear's K i n g B's G a m b i t by fredthebear
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Cozio Defense (C33) ·
from JUDIT AND SUSAN POLGAR by Patca63
What's behind the green door?
by fredthebear
21
from A First Book of Morphy by melodie
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Cozio Defense (C33) ·
from JUDIT AND SUSAN POLGAR by vaskolon
morpstau's favorite games
by morpstau
21
from A First Book of Morphy by StoppedClock
Morphy Chess Masterpieces
by nuts
Morphy 2
from Laszlo's favorite games 08 by laszlosantha2
Paul Morphy's Best Games
by jpetersen46321
Gambito de Rey
by Chessdreamer
King's Gambit Accepted - Morhpy
from More games ! It never stops ! Thank G-D ! by arielbekarov
Paul Morphy's Best Games
by KingG
A First Book of Morphy
by khb8468
gmlisowitz's favorite games
by gmlisowitz
Play to get control of the center (69/59)
from A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario by StoppedClock
Other games
by AuDo
!!
from paul morphy best games by fphaase

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC