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Paul Morphy vs Charles Maurian
New Orleans (1869) (unorthodox)
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Mar-03-04  Whitehat1963: Morphy's back to his smashing self, offering bishop and knight for the knockout even after starting a knight down.
Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: 19. ?
19. Bxe6!! is just awesome! And I thought at this time Morphy was declining in skill. Removing the Guard
Feb-10-09  DoubleCheck: 19. Bxe6 Rxf1+
20. Rxf1 dxe6
21. Rf8+ Qxf8
22. Bxf8 Rxf8
23. Qxe7 Rg8
24. Qxc7 Bxe4
25. Qxa7

And now with the simplification, White should win the easy endgame.

May-11-09  heuristic: mo' better moves:

12...d5 13.Ng5 Nd8 14.Bg4 dxe4 15.Qh3

15...Rxf1 16.Rxf1 Ng8 17.Qh4 h6 18.Nf7+

16.Rxf8+ Qxf8 17.Rf1 Qg7 18.e6 c5

16...Bxg5 17.Rxf8+ Qxf8 18.Bxg5 Ng8 19.Rf1

17.Rxf8 Qxf8 18.Rf1 Qxf1+ 19.Kxf1 Ng8

Aug-23-09  shellhack: Morphy could play 17.Qxh6 if 17...Kh8 then 18.Qxh7#, if 17...Kxh6 then 18.Ne6+ double check 18...Kh5 19.Be2+ Kh4 20.g3+ 20...Kh3 and 21.Ng5 with a beautiful mate.
Dec-18-09  birthtimes: 19.Bxe6 Rxf1+ 20.Rxf1 dxe6 21.Qf6+ Kg8 22.Qg7 mate.

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