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Paul Morphy vs Charles Maurian
Rook and Knight Odds game (1854) (unorthodox), New Orleans, LA USA
Chess variants (000)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: I can believe that Charles Maurian won this game but I don't believe that he was white...;-)

Of course, black with +2 pawns is much better in the final position and he should win.

Feb-01-03  highschool: i believe instead of 1-0, it should be 0-1
Premium Chessgames Member I think we've got it right now.
Jul-10-05  Quantzo: Shibut gives 1-0 in "Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory".
Jul-10-05  sneaky pete: 1-0, David Lawson, "Unknown Paul Morphy Games" in British Chess Magazine, August 1978. Either Lawson made a clerical error or the gamescore is incomplete and Maurian still managed to lose somehow.
Oct-30-05  DeepBlade: well Black simply exchanged pieces, and becaus of the handicap White had less pieces in the endgame.
Nov-09-07  PolishPentium: Can't figure out why Black doesn't play 22...BxR. Assuming 23 hxBg3, 23...Qh6+ wins the B at g6. Thereafter Morphy's attack would have been defused, and with solid play Maurian would have won due to his hefty material advantage (2 Knights and a pawn up). On the other hand, if Morphy declines to take the B, say by 23 Qg1, 23... f2 followed by 24... Qh6 (again) makes life quite unpleasant for White. Thus, i cannot possibly figure out why Maurian declined the Rook capture. Theories, anyone? Further, then, why would Morphy play 22 Rg3 anyway? Wouldn't moving the R to g5 (where it is not en prise) have made more sense?

Baffled, i am...

Mar-29-08  Wengsta123: I wonder why Maurian seems to be the one who beats Morphy the most.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: Maurian beats Morphy the most because Morphy gives Maurian odds. Oh I don't get why there are so many Ms in this kibitz. Anyone want M and Ms? Oh great!
Jan-06-09  binno: What are M and Ms?
Feb-10-09  WhiteRook48: shouldn't drop off a rook and knight at the beginning. <binno> you've never heard of M&Ms??
Oct-21-11  Mozart72: Morphy has a better material advantage value: 16.1 against Maurian: 14.3, and Morphy lost.
Oct-21-11  BobCrisp: Why are you doing this? Why are you the way you are?
Oct-21-11  Mozart72: Doing what <BobCrisp>? Read my Chessforum and you shall understand that chess is quantifiable. Nothing knew. Maybe I'm a person who puts a little creativness to chess analysis. It's kind of boring to see the standard chess commentaries that much of the kibitzers make here.
Oct-21-11  BobCrisp: Why are you the way you are?
Oct-21-11  Mozart72: What do you mean <BobCrisp>?
Oct-21-11  Calli:
Oct-21-11  Mozart72: <Calli> and <BobCrisp> LOL
Jan-29-16  juanhernandez: make a touch which never pains,
May-16-16  talhal20: Give credit to Maurine for win

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