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De Riviere / Journoud vs Paul Morphy
Paris (1858), Paris FRA
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)  ·  1-0



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Apr-11-03  Calli: A Morphy loss! De Riviere was a strong player. 39... Rd8? is bad. He should have the rook ready to defend. 39...Rf8 40.Qe4 g5 41.Qg6 Rf6 42.Qd3 Rf8 Also 43... Bg7? doesn't help. 43...Kh8 better, but he may be lost by then anyway.
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  Honza Cervenka: The game wasn't played by De Riviere alone. He played it together with Paul Journoud As you can see, sometimes a committee works well...:-)

By the way the game has a twin in the database with 35.Qc4 instead of 35.Qe4. See De Riviere vs Morphy, 1858 (There is Paul Journoud even named as the first player, although the game is attributed in the database to De Riviere only.)

Mar-29-04  Vischer: Ouch! Morphy losing to the Evans gambit, his pet opening.
Sep-20-05  prinsallan: Awesome endgame, a while it looked like Morphy actually would pull this one off too and win on the queenside pawnstorm.
Jul-04-07  sanyas: Morphy, supposedly the master of open positions, should have known better than to play 7...exd4. 7...♗b6 is the safe and sensible Lasker defense. After 8.dxe5 dxe5 (8...♘xe5?? 9.♘xe5 dxe5 10.♗xf7+, as Morphy himself demonstrated on many occasions), 9.♕xd8 ♘xd8 10.♘xe5 gives White nothing, and neither does 9.♕b3 ♕f6 10.♗g5 ♕g6 11.♗d5 ♘ge7 12.♗xe7 ♔xe7 13.♗xc6 ♕xc6 14.♘xe5 ♕e6.

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