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|Jul-04-07|| ||dabearsrock1010: happy 4th! sometimes we get it wrong but ill always be proud to be an american!|
|Jul-04-07|| ||spacetimereality: Happy 4th!|
|Jul-04-07|| ||Sneaky: <gilbertblondy: Happy 4th of July to all the USA (from France)> Thank you very much, and thanks for helping us achieve independence! We'll never forget you for that--plus that wonderful statue you gave us, too.|
|Jul-04-07|| ||wolfmaster: 231 years ago today.....|
|Jul-04-07|| ||Jim Bartle: De Riviere's Midnight Ride? One if by queen pawn, two if by king pawn...|
|Jul-04-07|| ||Jack Kerouac: Okay, Sneaky. W will 'pardon' you for that remark.....|
|Jul-04-07|| ||playground player: Man, that looks like a pretty good deefense against the Fried Liver. I've never seen it before, and it probably would have done me in OTB.|
|Jul-04-07|| ||tacite: A very and truly happy 4th of July to all Americans! From your oldest partner in crimes : Canada.|
|Jul-04-07|| ||fm avari viraf: In initio, I wish "A Peaceful & Joyful 4th of July to all the loyal citizens of the USA". Now, to the game, Morphy with his power of ratiocination cavorted his Knight to fracture White's castled King structure & wove a lovely mating plan where Jules Arnous was hapless. A lovely brevity!|
|Jul-04-07|| ||kevin86: Happy 4th of July!! Today's highlight was the hotdog eating contest in NYC. Only in America do we make lunch a spectator sport-lol|
Too bad,cg has the wrong holiday. Patroit's day in New England is a more exact day for this pun. It did,however,have America's "uncrowned champion"-Paul Morphy.
|Mar-12-09|| ||WhiteRook48: white seems to be a bad player|
|May-04-09|| ||hidude: uggh 30 points... not much above par :(|
|Oct-15-10|| ||redorc19: THIS game shows Morphy's skills, not the Le Carpentier one. This game shows how his develoopment can become an extremely useful thing. He would DESTROY any modern player.|
|Mar-27-11|| ||Llawdogg: Wow! 17 ... Nf3+! Morphy still has it in this post retirement game. It's nice to see that he went to Paris again.|
|Mar-27-11|| ||fab4: I like 11..Nh7! intending f5, but this knight is headed for f3! |
What a cool game.
Paris in the 2nd empire was a colourful place to be. Nascent impressionism and extravagant court and fashions.. I hope Paul enjoyed his stay.
|Jan-14-12|| ||Rosbach: Looked at options to continue after 20...Rf6, however, game is over. Found a nice mate though 21.Rag1 Bf1#|
|Jul-07-13|| ||coxscorner: 11...Nh7 is a well thought out move. It is clear that Morphy was already looking at the sacrifice on f3 this early in the game. 14...Bh2+ is a forcing continuation 15. Kxh2, f4!? saccing the e-pawn to set up the attack. This is a game Tal would have been happy to play.|
|Aug-20-14|| ||naresb: Instead of 19... Bxh3, 19... Qxh3 was an early mate.|
|Aug-20-14|| ||jnpope: After 19...Qxh3+ 20.Kg1 I don't see a quick mate for Black. I think 19...Bxh3 is the proper move.|
|Jun-07-18|| ||Monocle: <redorc19: THIS game shows Morphy's skills, not the Le Carpentier one. This game shows how his develoopment can become an extremely useful thing. He would DESTROY any modern player.>|
Any 2200 player could find all of Black's moves in this game, and likely improve on some of them. Morphy's play is not especially accurate.
Their head to head suggests a 200 point elo difference between Morphy and de Riviere, so if Morphy would DESTROY any modern player, that would make de Riviere around 2600, which he most certainly was not.
|Jun-08-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: 11... Nh7 is a blunder. 12. Be3|
|Jun-10-18|| ||Monocle: <WorstPlayerEver: 11... Nh7 is a blunder.>|
Indeed, I don't know why so many people are gushing over it. Morphy missed two chances to play the much stronger ...e3.
Morphy may well have been eyeing up a Knight sac on f3, but at move 11 this was rather speculative.
Although, given that this was an offhand game I suppose one shouldn't read too much into such inaccuracies. We're basically looking at the 19th century equivalent of an ICC blitz game here.
|Jun-10-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: <Monocle>
Yeah. It's part of idolization, I assume. Don't get me wrong; I am a great fan of Morphy :)
|Jun-16-18|| ||Monocle: I never really got the hype over Morphy. He was ahead of his time, but that's not saying much. |
Then again, I'm not American.
|Oct-27-19|| ||pavelrihak: Yes, engines tell us today where Morphy could play better. But anyway, I would be happy if I could play as him!|
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