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Paul Morphy vs F E Greenaway
Blindfold simul, 8b (1859) (blindfold), London ENG, Apr-13
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-21-10  sneaky pete: Position after 20... Rb8


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Sergeant writes: "After a flash of his real self, Morphy here misses a move which would have brought him his due reward. 21.e6 Bxe6 22.Rxe6+ fxe6 23.Ne5! (...) is a forced win."

This game was played on April 13. Deacon stated that the spurious game Morphy vs F Deacon, 1859 was played on April 18. In that game, after 11... Bd7?


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white, by his own admission Jules Arnous De Riviere, missed the strongest move 12.Qb3 .. played by a blindfolded Morphy 5 days earlier. Instead he played 12.Qa4? .., which invites the crushing 12... Bc3, overlooked by black. In the sequel, Deacon managed to make more mistakes than his opponent.

Nov-21-10
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  Calli: <Sneaky Pete> Good stuff!

Morphy agreed to many draws in his British simuls in April 1859, leaving the impression that he was going through the motions somewhat.

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