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|Jan-10-06|| ||morpstau: Paul Morphys rating after Modern theory would be know less than 2975. He had complete sight of the board and never blundered. He played rapidly rarely using over a couple of minutes to determine a move. He always showed curtisy to his weaker opponents and always was extremely polite and well mannered, a through and through gentlemen and pioneer of the royal game of chess.|
|Feb-06-06|| ||Knight13: Sac after sac. Aggression after aggression. Many killer moves. Morphy's style. Worked like a monster's claw. :)|
|Dec-09-08|| ||heuristic: 22.Ng6+ Kg7 23.Nxh5+ looks interesting.
23...Kh6 24.Qf6 Qe6
23...Kxg6 24.Rxg4+ Qxg4 25.Qxg4
23...Bxh5 24.Nxe5+ Kh6 25.Qf4+
27...Qe2+ looks drawish
28.Kh1 Qd1+ 29.Rg1 Qh5 etc ...
|Dec-28-08|| ||YoungEd: On move 27, Black's ...Re8 lets White play a nifty combo to trade all the pieces into an easily won pawn endgame. But the superficially attractive 27. ...Nf4 loses to 28. Qd7+ followed by mate on g7. So I guess Black was lost prior to that.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||Emma: It must have been like playing against a force of nature.|
|Jun-29-12|| ||sevenseaman: Its always a pleasure replaying the classics.
Its a bit of a disillusionment that after all the pyrotechnics up until middle game is over, we are left with the elementary P promotion end game.
|Jun-29-12|| ||think: I love games like this where so many pyrotechnics happen in the midgame and the winner ends up with a tiny advantage that is barely enough to take home the point. Crazy game!|
|Jun-29-12|| ||Llawdogg: I remember this one! It's great to see the classics again.|
|Jun-29-12|| ||TheBish: Amazing to see an old-fashioned swashbuckling game turn into an elementary pawn-plus endgame. Looking up, I notice that <sevenseaman> said basically the same thing!|
|Jun-29-12|| ||FSR: As prior commenters have observed, 10...Rf8! is better, as in B Wall vs T Magee, 1980 (0-1, 20).|
|Jun-29-12|| ||King Death: I never heard of Bertin, isn't this called the "Wild Cunningham" when White offers all of these pawns?|
|Jun-29-12|| ||FSR: <King Death: I never heard of Bertin, isn't this called the "Wild Cunningham" when White offers all of these pawns?>|
That's what I'd always heard it called. As for Captain Bertin, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph... (written by me). I'm not sure what his connection to this gambit was.
|Jun-29-12|| ||Calli: Besides Bird, Morphy was playing De Riviere, Boden, Barnes and Loewenthal at the same time.|
|Jun-29-12|| ||lemaire90: Very nice game !|
|Jun-29-12|| ||kevin86: The white e-pawn is only a decoy. When white takes the black pawns-he would have an heir and a spare to queen with.|
|Jun-29-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Awesome game from WC Morphy!
|Jun-30-12|| ||PaulLovric: <LoveThatJoker: Awesome game from WC Morphy!
LTJ> LIKE and what is WC|
|Jun-30-12|| ||I play the Fred: <LIKE and what is WC>|
William Charles, Paul's real name.
|Jun-30-12|| ||RookFile: You could take this game, remove the names of the players, and tell somebody that Tal played the white pieces. If he didn't know the game, he would believe you.|
|Jun-30-12|| ||scormus: <RookFile> What!!! You mean it WASN'T Tal? Hey, don' thet jes beat all ;) ;)|
|Jul-03-12|| ||PaulLovric: Thanks <I play the Fred: <LIKE and what is WC>
William Charles, Paul's real name.>|
|Mar-19-15|| ||Ladyanavt: Love how Morphy tempts Bird to simplify by lining up his knights on the edge of the board.|
|Jan-09-17|| ||RookFile: Bird was probably happy to make it to move 30. Against Morphy, he was usually crushed by then. He even got to play a few more useless moves in this game.|
|Jul-10-18|| ||JPi: Is that a Blindefold simultaneous performance or not? Whatever very impressive! One can found mistake on black side but there are not such obvious. Indeed Bird wasn't a weak player (Latter his -7;+5 and many draws against Steinitz shows that).|
|Aug-15-19|| ||Chesgambit: simulgame 1-0|
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