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Paul Morphy vs John Thrupp
Blindfold simul, 8b (1859) (blindfold), London ENG, Apr-20
King's Gambit: Declined. Mafia Defense (C30)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Oct-06-05  ConfusedPatzer: Weird... Morphy could had made a passed 'a' or 'd' pawn with a probably won game.
Aug-09-07  Judah: See the comments on Morphy vs A Hay, 1859 for why this game was drawn: the players were simply out of time, so they agreed to a draw. Morphy clearly had the better position at the time.
Sep-20-20  paulmorphy1969: John Thrupp
On the seventh board Morphy met Mr. John Thrupp. Born February 5, 1817, he was the eldest son of John Augustus Thrupp (1785–1844) of Spanish Place, Manchester Square, London, After training at Dr. Laing's school in Clapham, he was appointed in 1834 and admitted as a lawyer into 1838; practiced at Bell Yard, Doctors' Commons.After his father died and left him some money, Thrupp spent time in archeology and chess, thanks to which he knew Henry Thomas Buckle.He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in November 1861, and of the Ethnological Society of London in the same month.Thrupp died in Sunnyside, Dorking, on January 20, 1870. He was married three times, but left no offspring; one of his wives was Sarah Crowley, Aleister Crowley's aunt. John Thrupp wrote "The Anglo-Saxon Home: A History of the Domestic Institutions and Customs of England, from the Fifth to the Eleventh Century" (London 1862). Declared even, draw agreed due to lack of time. Morphy was better.

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