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Paul Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen
Anderssen - Morphy (1858), Paris FRA, rd 5, Dec-23
Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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Aug-21-03  fred lennox: This game could of been given further suspense by 54...Kh6. White can't take rook or it is stalemate. Possibly it could end up a draw.
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  Sneaky: What do you mean? There is a b-pawn for Black to move.
Aug-22-03  fred lennox: thnx, that wasn't too smart of me.
Aug-22-03  John Doe: The pawn isn't so much as the problem. The problem is that the h pawn queens on the same color square as the bishop moves, therefore one cannot force stalemate.
Apr-10-04  InspiredByMorphy: It is interesting that Anderssen would attempt a sacrifice with 23.Nh5 as black against Morphy in their second match. Admirable bravery, but Morphy played very well not accepting it right away, and playing defensively after he was up the exchange.
Jan-11-06  morpstau: No he was left up a piece in that game , a knight to be exact and Morphy did loose a few pawns but justifiably so to secure the point. By the way there is split points on that 23. nh5 by prof.Anderssen. Zorkortort says its sound and would have prevailed agaisnt weaker opposition and others say its a clear throw away of a piece. (i.e. stinitz)
Jan-20-09  WhiteRook48: why 2...Nf6? I guess Anderssen didn't want to bring out the Q early.
Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: maybe the "Scandinavian Gambit"
Apr-23-09  SirChrislov: No, not "scandinavian gambit" 2...Nf6 is the modern Marshall variation better than 2...Qxd5 according to none other than Bobby Fischer himself. because after 3.c4, blk has the tricky Icelandic gambit 3...e6! shown to favor blk. or after the main line 3.d4, blk has the Jadoul gambit 3...Bg4! in which wht has to play the ugly 4.f3. take it from me, an expert on the Nf6 line of the scan. I once played a master with the 3...Bg4 line and alredy had the better position by move 12! (If you want to see the game,it's on the scandinavian kibitzers page).
Oct-06-10  morphy2010: Why not 11...Bxg2 winning a pawn for nothing?
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  Sastre: If 11...Bxg2, then 12.Rg1 Bc6 13.Rxg7 recovers the pawn and gets a rook onto the seventh rank.
Feb-23-11  Llawdogg: Three wins in a row for Morphy.
Feb-25-11  M.D. Wilson: Morphy was much better than Anderssen, but the match result was really lopsided for a player of Anderssen's strength.
Feb-13-12  darshandatta: How can a Morphy miss 8. Qa4+ winning the bishop
Feb-13-12  thomastonk: <darshandatta: How can a Morphy miss 8. Qa4+ winning the bishop> After 8.. Nc6 White cannot win the bishop.
Feb-14-12  darshandatta: oops! Thanks.
Feb-14-12  fokers13: <SirChrislov> 4.Nf3 in your second variation is for white...
Feb-14-12  fokers13: And even in the first case after dxe6 Bxe6 once again Nf3 followed by Be2 d3 and the like is good for white.
Oct-11-15  The Kings Domain: Morphy's illness seems to have shown here, by allowing his great foe a strong attack at the start through some flawed play on his part. It speaks highly of his strength that he was able to emerge victorious after very trying circumstances.

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