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August Ehrmann vs Paul Morphy
Paris (1859) (unorthodox), Paris FRA, Mar-31
Chess variants (000)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-21-06  GufeldStudent: This is an interesting game. Why do so many of these odds games begin with this strange set up of e6 c5?
Jan-25-07  schlechtj: The forfited pawn is the f7 pawn, weakest square on the board. e6 is necessary for having some fighting chance at a center, and an escape route for the king if need be and c5 does the same for the center. In addition, both of those moves make room for the queen to get out and early in either direction depending on wihich side of the board your oppositon makes a mistake on. The odds are given because you feel you are playing an inferior player and you are sure that your queens mobility and your cleverness will be able to keep your queen out of trouble. In this case Morphy was wrong and the game ended in a tie.
Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: White actually had enough resistance to draw! Amazing!

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