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Paul Morphy vs Celso Golmayo Zupide
Blindfold simul, 3b (1864) (blindfold), Havana CUB, Feb-16
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-04  Zembla: A nice straightforward Evans Gambit by Morphy. 21...Kb7 might have been a little better for black.
Dec-10-04  Pawn Ambush: What after 24...ab5?
Dec-10-04  Minor Piece Activity: 24...axb5 25. Rxg7+ Kc8 26. Rc7+ Kb8 [Kd8? Bf4+) 27. Rxh7+ Kc8 wins I think. Just a windmill.
Dec-18-04  Pawn Ambush: Yeah!! I over looked 26...Kd8; 27.Bf4!

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Aug-24-05  Agent Bouncy: Does anyone know where this game was played? New Orleans? Havana?
Aug-24-05  sneaky pete: Havana, February 16, 1864.
Aug-25-05  RookFile: The ugly looking 12... Qd7 looks
like a tough nut to crack. The
defensive threat is.... Na5. So,
White goes 13. Ng5, forcing ... Nd8.
Now 14. Rad1 and black plays ...Ne6.
Aug-25-05  sneaky pete: <RookFile> 12... Qd7 13.Ng5 Nd8 14.Rad1 Ne6 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Nb5 .. (Cafferty & Harding) is very unpleasant for black.
Nov-25-05  aw1988: Morphy vs C Stanley, 1857
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  ketchuplover: Does anyone else like 17Qxd7 ? Not that it matters. A win's a win :)

I wonder if he considered it?

Jan-25-06  Boomie: I'd love to see Morphy at the Amber blindfold. Any guesses on how well he'd do?
Mar-25-09  WhiteRook48: 26 Re7+.
I almost forgot the discovered check
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  heuristic: 12...Qd7 is the best reply
13.Rae1 Na5 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.Bxb5+
is better than
13.Bb5 a6 14.Bxc6 Qxc6
which is better than
13.Ng5 Na5 14.Bxf7+ Kd8
(13...Nd8? 14.Rad1 Ne6 and 15.Nf3 seems more forcing than 15.Bxe6)

22.Nxc7 a5 23.Ne8 Nd5 24.Rxd5 Rxe8

Jun-21-12  Llawdogg: A blindfold simul while chatting. Incredible.
Jun-21-12  LoveThatJoker: <Llawdogg> Good job commenting on this game. This is a masterpiece!


Mar-17-15  Cactusjuice: It seems like that morphy is bulldozer just pushing forward for checkmate he dont know about draw
Nov-14-15  fork: Wht a game
Feb-24-19  Ziryab: Golmayo deviated at move 16 from Morphy's well-known game against Stanley in 1857. The link is posted above by aw1988. Stanley put up more stubborn resistance.
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