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Paul Morphy vs Charles Maurian
New Orleans (1869) (unorthodox)
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Mar-10-03  Rookpawn: Morphy appears to be defending right from the opening. Usually, one cannot win an odds game except by a powerful attack, so this strategy seems rather suspect.
Mar-12-03  drpfianchettoed: also his pieces are not placed on the right squares to launch a kingside attack.having fiancettoed queen side bishop he should have placed his king side bishop on d3 or c4.
Jun-01-04  zb2cr: Remember that Morphy died in 1869. By that time, also, he was far gone in his mental illness. For example, he contested the provisions of his father's will, supposedly spending 7 years gathering "evidence" that his brother was cheating him. The "evidence" was so out of touch with reality that the judge threw it out in a matter of minutes. So maybe that's why Morphy's play is not typical.
Jul-21-04  SBC: <Remember that Morphy died in 1869. By that time, also, he was far gone in his mental illness. For example, he contested the provisions of his father's will, supposedly spending 7 years gathering "evidence" that his brother was cheating him. The "evidence" was so out of touch with reality that the judge threw it out in a matter of minutes. So maybe that's why Morphy's play is not typical.>

why do you post this drivel??

Jul-21-04  HailM0rphy: <SBC> He's thinking of a differnt Morphy. Perhaps Alonzo?
Jul-21-04  SBC: .

Not hardly. Alonzo died in 1856, Novemer 22.

Jul-21-04  HailM0rphy: eh didn't know that :) You know when earnest and carpentier died off the top of your head? Carpentier must have out lived Morphy because I heard somthing like "up until Morphy died he'd only eat food prepared by his mother" so she must of have been like 80 or 90.

<zb> This is for the chess player Paul Charles Morphy, I dont know of who your talking about.

Jul-21-04  SBC: .

Paul's Uncle Ernest coincidentally died the same year as Howard Staunton (who, in turn died coincidentally on Paul's birthday, June 22) - 1874 on March 7. His mother, Louise Therese Thelcide Le Carpentier, died 6 months after Paul on January 11, 1885.

Paul seemed to have had some eccentricities that became more pronounced toward the end of his life, but -at least according to Maurian, who should have known- most of these things were thrown way out of proportion by the press. Besides the yellow journalism, Morphy has also been the victim of sensationalist authors who either exaggerated or fabricated things.

Now the internet seems to be the best place to spread nonsense.

Jul-22-04  HailM0rphy: Err I think you've covered every inch of Morphys life sbc. Do you try to play like him as well?
Jul-22-04  SBC: <Do you try to play like him as well?>

no, that would be futile.
I do like gambits though.

Jul-22-04  HailM0rphy: I dunno what futile means..but if it means too awesome then I see no reason not to play like him.

I only use openings he used with the exception that I sometimes use the Diemer gambit and the Vienna basing it after what Steinitz did with it. But other then that theres not much other way to acctually play like him I guess..

btw awsome morphy site :)

Jul-22-04  SBC: <HailM0rphy>

futile means doomed to failure.

I could imitate Morphy's style, if I tried, but I don't have the ability make it work for me. However, studying Morphy's games, I know, greatly improved my knowledge of how to play open games.

Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: why didn't Morphy play 32. Rf1?
Dec-02-14  welhelm1982: I had said to you idiot DON'T GIVE THAT THING ANY THING
Aug-07-21  paulmorphy1969: This game is not present in the books of Maroczy and Macon Shibut. Can anyone tell me where it was published? Thank you
Aug-08-21  sneaky pete: Game 29 in <The Unknown Morphy> by Philip W. Sergeant, the 1973 reprint of the 1932 <Morphy Gleanings>. Sergeant doesn't specify where he found this game.
Sep-17-21
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Sep-17-21  RookFile: By the way, this is one of many examples that could be given of Morphy playing with a hypermodern style, long before the so called fathers of hypermodern chess.

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