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Charles Maurian vs Paul Morphy
Odds game (1856) (unorthodox), New Orleans, LA USA, Oct-12
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Mar-03-04  Whitehat1963: Sure it's only with odds, but Maurian toys with Morphy in the endgame.
Nov-13-05  Ernest van der Sar: Maurian toys with Morphy?? I'd say Morphy is toying with Maurian. He refuses to resign a clearly lost game. In words he says: "Here I am, come and get me." Basically the same story as starting a game a knight down.
Mar-02-07  wolfmaster: Maurian must have been a seriously good player to have beaten Morphy with anything less than queen odds!
Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: well Maurian lost a lot of games too, seeing as there are several games where he loses with the white pieces, rook odds, pawn odds, and move odds. but then he got better and started outplaying his opponent. Qxa1+ at the end was very good. You have to get the king stuck in the corner. I wonder what would happen if Maurian didn't promote to queens. The old Nakamura tradition, I guess? :) LOL
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: poor g2-pawn. He never moves and then the game's called: OVER!! only consolation is he won, but the other pieces did all the work.
Feb-26-21  paulmorphy1969: David Lawson published "Unknown Morphy Games" of Morphy's unedited games escule from his book in British Chess Magazine in August 1978 and September 1979. Game 18 - British Chess Magazine August 1978, page 358 the month has been added This game A26 licata in Macon Shibut's book only with the year is wrong starting from the 27th move and ending at the 52nd move, same error is reported in Chessgame. The correct 48-move game was published in The NO Times-Democrat (New Orleans, Louisiana) Sun April 15, 1894, page 7 played on 12 October 1856.
https://www.newspapers.com/image/?c... I am attaching to the correct game as a curiosity how you change the wrong one reported in some books and also on Chessgame.
Feb-26-21
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  MissScarlett: Oh, what a tangled web these Morphy games are. Who was chess editor of the <Times-Democrat> in 1894? Had he been Maurian's co-editor beforehand? Does the exact date suggest this game's source is a direct communication from Maurian?
Mar-18-21
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  MissScarlett: To clarify, is the <BCM> score the same as that of the <Times-Democrat>?
Mar-18-21  Z truth 000000001: (Did Sally, or others, yet make all the BCM Lawson appendums available?)
Mar-19-21
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  MissScarlett: If they had, would I be asking the above?
Mar-19-21  sneaky pete: The BCM score (August 1978) is the 52 moves version (and the date October 1856), so that differs from the Times-democrat. Lawson claims that he found the score in Maurian's notebooks.
Dec-02-21
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  MissScarlett: Here's the <(New Orleans) Times-Democrat> version referred to above: <<27...R2e3 28. Qxc4 dxc4 29. Nd2 Re1+ 30. Rxe1 Rxe1+> 31. Rf1 Re2 32. Rd1 c3 33. Kf1 Rxd2 34. Rxd2 cxd2 35. Ke2 Kf7 36. Kxd2 Ke6 37. Kd3 Kd5 38. c4+ Kc5 39. Ke4 Kxc4 40. Kf5 <Kb4 41. Kxf6 h6 42. Kg6 Ka3 43. Kxh6 Kxa2 44. Kxg5 a5 45. h4 a4 46. h5 Kb1 47. h6 a3 48. h7> 1-0>

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