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Paul Morphy vs James Kipping
Casual game (1858), Birmingham ENG, Aug-26
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Waller Attack (C52)  ·  1-0



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Feb-17-08  JimmyVermeer: Philip Sergeant lists White's 11th move as B-N5. This is ambiguous. Of course, B-KN5 is correct, or else Morphy on his 12th move could have played Rxe5+ with impunity. Also, Lowenthal lists Black's 10th-12th moves in a different order. The order given here is the same order given by Max Lange and Philip Sergeant.

Sergeant's annotation on Black's 17th move is incorrect. If 17...c5? 18 Rxd4 Be6! The move suggested by Sergeant (cxd4?) is suicidal - it leads to a mate in 4.

On Morphy's 19th move, it seems Qb4+ was a much better move than Ne4, yet Sergeant puts an exclamation mark beside the move as though it were a good move. Did he see something my computer missed? (analyzed to depth 11) Morphy won because of Kipping's mistakes on moves 19, 20, 22, 26, and 27. The 28th move was also a mistake, but it just brought on mate 10 moves faster. Here is the suggested alternate ending: 28 Re6+ Kg7 29 Rd7+ Kh6 30 Nf7+ Kg7 31 Ne5+ Ne7 32 Rdxe7+ Kg8 33 Rxg6+ Kf8 34 Rgg7 Rxh4+ 35 Kg1 Rh1+ 36 Kxh1 Re8 37 Ref7#

Jan-19-10  ballroomblitz: Instead of 13.f4,in Kolisch-Cremorne London 1860,was played 13.Qb5+ continuing 13. ...c6 14.Re5+ Be6 15.Be6: fe6: 16.Qd2 Qf7 with a fantasic attack! but there is 16. ...d3! and the attack is gone ...
Jan-25-10  ballroomblitz: Sorry,it`s 16. Qe2(not Qd2) Df7 with a fantastic attack!
Sep-03-11  loveyou00: i Really didnt get it Black move number 15 Kf8. any body like to explan me why black did this because i think there are other option are also avalabel like Bc2 or night F5 of night e7 etc.
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  MissScarlett: < Also, Lowenthal lists Black's 10th-12th moves in a different order.>

Yes, <Morphy's Games of Chess> has the incorrect move order <10. Bg5 Qf5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Re1 Bb6>. Upon <11.Nxe5>

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Lowenthal says: <Black might have taken the Knight with Queen fearlessly. Had White then continued the attack (as he probably intended) with B. takes P. (ch.), the King might have been moved to Bishop's square, and the gain of the piece would have more than counter-balanced the loss of position.>

This, and a couple of like errors from Morphy vs S Boden, 1858, were pointed out by <Maurian> in his <Sunday Delta> column of January 29th 1860, i.e., within a short time after publication, but two online reprints of the book (dated 1869 & 1898) are uncorrected.

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  MissScarlett: Lowenthal had the same move order when he originally published the game in the <Era> of September 26th 1858, p.5.
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  MissScarlett: <Lowenthal had the same move order when he originally published the game in the <Era> of September 26th 1858, p.5.>

But the <Era> of October 10th, p.5, printed a correction, <we regret to find that the move printed as 12th on both sides should be the 10th. The correction has been supplied to us by the courtesy of Mr. Morphy, who justly remarks that this materially changes the game, and renders our note (a) altogether unnecessary.>

Makes one wonder how much input Lowenthal had in the compilation/production of <Morphy's Games Of Chess>.

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