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Paul Morphy vs James Thompson
Knight Odds match (1859) (unorthodox), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Jun-06
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Dec-06-05  ckr: <sneaky pete> I have the Oxford, but never checked this game and SBC will usually supply me Sergeant's when needed. Maroczy is basically the game scores with anotations. Of course, it is all German - Springer, Dames etc. making it difficult to read. It does have some other information in the back (scores and standings against players that have no surviving games that it quite interesting) I bought it <ouch!> and am not aware of it's available on line.

But I am glad you went thru this game and caught these gaffs as I have some others for MyMorphy.pgn

Dec-06-05  ckr: <sneaky pete> What is the Sergeant Game number on this game?
Dec-06-05  sneaky pete: <ckr> It's game LXIX on page 135 (of my Dover reprint).
Dec-06-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <Pietje> En bedankt. :)
Dec-06-05  SBC: <ckr> Just as <sneaky pete> says, this is what Sergeant gives for Game LXIX:

1.e4 c5 2.f4 e6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.c3 d5 5.e5 d4 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Qe2 Qb6 8.Bd3 f6 9.b3 Be7 10.f5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 fxe5 12.Qh5+ Kd8 13.cxd4 Nf6 14.Qe2 exd4 15.O-O e5 16.Qxe5 Bd6 17.Qe1 Re8 18.Qh4 Bb5 19.Qh3 Bxd3 20.Qxd3 Kd7 21. b4 c4 22.Qxc4 d3+ 23.Kh1 Ne4 24.g3 Rac8 25.Qd5 Qc6 26.Qxc6+ Rxc6 27.Bb2 Be5 28.Bxe5 Rxe5 29.Rae1 Nf2+ 30.Kg2 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Ng4 32.h3 Nf6 33.Re3 Rd6 34.Kf3 Nd5 35.Re4 Nc3 36.Rh4 Nb1 37.Ke3 Na3 38.Rxh7 Nc4+ 39.Kf2 Nxd2 40.Rxg7+ Kc6 41.Rg6 Ne4+ 42.Ke3 Nf6 43.Kd2 Kb5 44.g4 Kc4 45.g5 Ne4+ 46.Ke3 Rd7 0-1

Doesn't <Calli> have Lowenthal's "Morphy's Games of Chess"? And possibly the 1859 issues of Chess Monthly?

If the above is correct, perhaps <> will make the changes here.

Dec-06-05  ckr: <Sneaky,Emperor und SBC> But if they correct the score, players of my caliber will not be looking for the deep combinations that Thompson must have seen preventing the captures 43.pxc5 and 44.Rxd6. :-)

<Calli> is missing a year, not sure which.

Dec-06-05  Calli: hi gang.
Löwenthal gives 31...Kt to Kt's 5th
and 42...Kt to K. B's 3rd , agreeing with Sergeant.

In the first case, somebody had a bad copy and it must have looked like K's 5th to them. The second error -- harder to explain!

<ckr> Have CMs 57,58,60 no 59 or 61. 1861 is only 5 issues and no great loss, but 1859 is turning out to be a larger gap then expected.

Dec-07-05  ckr: After getting home I doubled checked Shibut and Maroczy, they do show the correct score. So it would seem the pgn I had was from the same source as CG's - with the wrong moves.
Dec-07-05  Calli: <CLR> Mystery solved.

Has anyone submitted the correction?

Dec-08-05  ckr: <Calli> I believe <Sneaky Pete> has, but it would seem to no avail.
Dec-24-07  doglikegroove: Missed that one by hair. Damn. Nice work.
Jan-28-09  WhiteRook48: whoa! Morphy was no match for this guy without the QN
May-19-09  YoungEd: After the exchange of queens on move 26, Morphy has no real chance. Good game by Thompson.

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