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Paul Morphy vs Charles Maurian
Odds game (1869) (unorthodox), New Orleans, LA USA
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Mar-07-04  Egghead: A nice finish. The king must abandon the queen.
Jul-27-05  blingice: That's insane. I don't think there are many people that wouldn't take the rook after the skewer.
Feb-27-07  danielpi: <blingice> He didn't have to calculate, though. He's always delaying with checks, so if something didn't work out tactically, he could always just bail out and take the rook before black ever got a free move. That said, he probably did calculate it out much earlier than move 20.
Jan-30-09  WhiteRook48: great game by Morphy- again
Sep-19-14  princecharming: Actually he did have to calculate it out, otherwise he would have been mated. Black was hoping he'd take the rook on move 24. Black would have then played 24...Bh3! And there would be no defense against mate on g2 (25.Rf3 Qd1+ 26.Rf1 Qxf1#). Simililarly, had Morphy bailed and taken Black's rook after having moved his own rook, he'd have left himself open to a back-rank mate. Good thing Morphy had an extra trick up his sleeve!
Sep-19-14  princecharming: Similarly*
Sep-19-14  princecharming: Oh and if 25.Rg1, black responds 25...Bxg2 26.Rxg2 Qd1 27.Rg1 e2 and White is in some real trouble.
Mar-01-21  paulmorphy1969: In the Atlanta Sunny South newspaper, 17 Dec 1887., link: reads the following:
Once again we have to thank Mr. James Wibrary for the scoring of the following unedited match of Morphy, he was a great name that makes it valuable for the scoring of the game. There are no indications of dates and playing sessions. by the historian Gianfelice Ferlito who published 13 pdfs on the biography of Morphy this is the first game of the third session 1st Match 3rd Session

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