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Paul Morphy vs NN
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King's Gambit: Accepted. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0

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Jul-11-05  InspiredByMorphy: Black was asking for it with 7. ...c6 . There was no time to neglect development when white was developing so fiercly. Perhaps NN like Steinitz firmly believed "The king is a fighting piece!" which I agree with, but in this position this was more than courage, it was insanity! I wonder which Morphy preferred more, this variation - involving 6.Qxf3 or the Ghulim Khassim gambit - 6.O-O . He played them both so it is hard to say. I prefer the latter as it tempts black to play 6. ...fxg2 after which 7.Bxf7+ gives black a strong attack. Black was asking for it with 7. ...c6 . There was no time to neglect development when white was developing so fiercly. Perhaps NN like Steinitz firmly believed "The king is a fighting piece!" which I agree with, but in this position this was more than courage, it was insanity! I wonder which Morphy preferred more, this variation - involving 6.Qxf3 or the Ghulim Khassim gambit - 6.O-O . He played them both so it is hard to say. I prefer the latter as it tempts black to play 6. ...fxg2 after which 7.Bxf7+ gives black a strong attack. Opening Explorer Of course black shouldn't respond with 7. ...Kxf7
Jul-12-05  fgh: <InspiredByMorphy>: Why did you write the beggining of your post twice?
Jul-12-05
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  tpstar: Someone else had a mangled message with whole lines repeated yesterday - must have been a bug.
Jul-12-05  sneaky pete: <fgh> Imho he wrote the middle part of the post twice. Imho he wrote the middle part of the post twice.
Jul-12-05  Knight13: I wanted to see a good King's Gambit "fast-defeat" game and I think I found it.

GOOD GAME!

Aug-03-05  Jgamazo: 5.d4! instead of moving the knight twice, he sacrifices it to liberate the queen's bishop. Morphy developes his pieces and keeps the initiative.

5. ... gxf3? Ignores development, better was 5. ... d5.

7.0-0 Once castled Morphy begins his attack, notice black's lack of development and the the target on f7.

7. ... c6? A slow plan to block the bishop with d5. Better was 7. ... d5 right away. (If 7. ... Ne7 8. Bxf4 Bxf4 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Qxf4+ Kg7 11. Qf6+ Kg8 12. Qf7# 1-0 is Morphy vs Conway 1859.)

8.Bxf7+ forces the king out of the back rank and onto the field of battle.

9.Bxf4 developes a piece and opens a file for the rook. 9. ... Bxf4 is forced.

10.Qxf4+ Kg6 Was there a better move? if 10. ... Qf6 11.Qd6 and the queen is lost. 10. ... Nf6 11.e5 and the knight is lost. 10. ... Ke8? 11.Qf7# Both 10. ... Ke7 and 10. ... Ke6 get 11.Qe5# and 10. ... Kg7 will transpose back to the game after 11.Qf7+.

After 18.Rf1 You can see that black has a material advantage, but it is trapped by the queenside pawns. The threat is 19.Qf6+ Kh5 20.Rf4 and mate arrives at h4.



Sep-21-05  wzeller: 13. Nd2! is by far my favorite move in this game. White correctly realizes he has to bring one more piece into the attack, and also realizes that he is so far ahead in development he can afford the two moves it will take to do so. It is these little moves when you're on the attack and it seems as if your resources have nearly fizzled out that are so tough for me to find.
Feb-25-09  heuristic: <and the knight is lost> when up two pieces,
sacrificing one for a reasonable defence seems acceptable .. 10...Nf6 11.e5 d5 12.Nd2 Rf8 13.exf6 and BLK is still in the game

<13.Nd2 is my favorite move> it's a forced win for WHT (for engines!)

but ...
15.Rg5 is not the path.
15.Qf6+, Ne5, Qxe7 are forced mates.
even 15.Rf4, h3 are better.

15.Rg5 Qxg5 16.Nxg5 and BLK has Ng6. WHT has the advantage but not the game. 16...Ng6
17.h4 d6 18.h5 Kxg5 19.hxg6 hxg6 20.Rf1
17.Qf6 Rf8 18.Nf7+ Rxf7 19.Qxf7 d5

Nov-18-15  Mulholland Drive: Morphy was one and there is no one else

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