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Paul Morphy vs Francis 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  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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  mifralu: Supplement to Bell's Life in London, June 12, 1859, p. 2 has < 25. ...Rg8. >
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  MissScarlett: The score in the <Chess Monthly> of July 1859, pp.214-15, has <25. h3 Bb7 26. Nf3 Rc8 27. Rc1 Re8> instead of <25. Rc1 Re8 26. Nf3 Bb7 27. h3 Rc8> which appears in the <Era> of May 1st and the <ILN> of May 7th.

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13.04.1859 (Illustrated London News, 1859.05.07, p.454)
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