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Paul Morphy vs Martin Saint-Leon
Knight Odds game (1863) (unorthodox), Paris FRA
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-04  panigma: He pins the knight and the black king is helpless. Good lord.
Sep-23-04  percyblakeney: Instead of 22. ... Kd8, black could have tried Ng6 followed by Nf8, and the loss ought to have been avoided.
Sep-23-04  Pawn Ambush: Yeah even if instead of 26....dc4,say 26....Be6 then 27.Bd3 intending to advance the connected h and g pawns should. In my oPINion the PIN is the most dangerous chess tactic and is responsible for more losses than any other tactic. Here another Ex.Schlechter vs Burn, 1906 I might do a games collection on instructive pins.
Dec-11-04  Zembla: The e6 pawn was a real bone in black's throat. Still, I think he could have tried harder to get hid Q-side pieces out, maybe with 20...Nc6. That would have lost a pawn, but he was going to lose one anyway.
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  sleepyirv: There's nothing quite pinning a piece in the backrow. A rather direct comment on your opponent's development!
Jan-29-09  WhiteRook48: <Pawn Ambush> LOL
Mar-09-09  heuristic: mo' better moves :
11...Ng6 12.Rg3 Qf8 13.Rf1 Nd8 14.Bd3

15.Qg5 b5 16.Bd5 c6 17.Bf3 d6

15...Nc6 16.g5 Qg7 17.Bb3 d6 18.exd6

16.exd6 cxd6 17.Qe3+ Kd7 18.g5 f5

16...Qg7 17.exf7+ Kf8 18.h3 Nc6 19.c3

20...Nc6 21.Rxh7 Nce7 22.d5 c6 23.Be2

24...b5 25.Bd3 Nd5 26.g6 Bxe6 27.g7

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