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Paul Morphy vs James Thompson
Knight Odds match (1859) (unorthodox), New York, NY USA, rd 1, May-23
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  al wazir: How could Morphy have missed 26. Rxc5+, followed by Rec1 ? Was he playing blindfold?
Dec-06-05  sneaky pete: <al wazir> Not missed but shunned. After 26.Rxc5+ Kb8 27.Rec1 g3 white is forced to give up the queen to avoid immediate mate (28.h3 Rxh3+ 29.gxh3 Qh2#).
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  al wazir: <sneaky pete>: Thanks. It was silly of me to think that Morphy might have missed a move that I thought was obvious.
Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: Morphy got checkmated?! I almost thought there was an error
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  MichaelJHuman: Looks like he was playing down a Knight.
May-19-09  YoungEd: <sneaky pete's> basic line also explains 24. ♖ac1; at first I was wondering why Morphy didn't take either the ♘ on f7 or the ♗ on e7. Thompson's choice of opening seems to work well here.

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