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Paul Morphy vs Jules Arnous de Riviere
Paris (1863), Paris FRA, Jan-07
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  1-0



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Feb-23-04  ruylopez900: Wow, nice play by White to get those passed pawns!
Dec-12-04  Zembla: Black helped Morphy get that passed pawn by giving away his g pawn on move 47. I don't se why he did that.
Dec-13-04  raydot: I like the quote by Philip Sergeant in Macon Shibut's book <Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory.> Sergeant writes, in a book of his own, " nothing was Morphy so fortunate as the frequency with which his opponents played P-R3." Yet here he is playing it on move 9. Crazy waste of tempo? Like a fox! Compare with Black's advantage after 9. ♕f3 10. e5?! in Tal vs Book, 1961.
Dec-14-04  Zembla: <raydot> I'm not sure I fully see your point, but it is an interesting comparison. BTW, great Tal game! I like the way he was determined to have his knight fork at the end. Shibut's book is pretty good, isn't it?
Aug-04-07  sanyas: 19...f5 was good for Black. Meanwhile 44...c4 45.bxc4 ♗xc4 46.♕f8+ ♔b7 47.♖b2+ ♗b5 48.♕b4 ♔a8 49.a4 ♕f3 50.♖b3 ♕e2+ 51.♔g3 ♕e5+ 52.♘f4 c5 53.♕c3 ♕xc3+ 54.♖xc3 ♗xa4 55.♘xg6 ♖b3 is a very forced draw. I don't understand why Black surrendered the g-pawn either.

Oct-17-20  paulmorphy1969: Morphy in 1863 played with Jules Arnous De Rivier a first series of 3 friendly games which he lost all three then a series of 6 games which won all 6 this is the 4th game of this series of 6
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  keypusher: Shibut puts this game first in his Morphy book in support of his argument that Morphy collected his wins against top opponents <thanks not so much to his "brilliance" but, rather, the fact that at moments of crisis, he was a tougher infighter than any of his rivals.>
Mar-13-21  paulmorphy1969: Calli member writes this:
Originally published in Le Grand Dictionnaire Universel de XlXe. Siicle, by P. Larousse (Paris, 1870), p. 71 link: He was overlooked by Lange, Reichelm and other Morphy collectors. In 1910 it appeared in the Deutsche Schachzeitung, brought to light by the "Seflor JP, of Barcelona". Hoffer also noted it in The Field (February 26, 1910). Even so, Philip Sergeant overlooked the game in his Morphy book. He eventually published the game in British Chess Magazine in 1917 link: = 1; size = 10; page = search I discovered that this game seems that no one has noticed that it was published in Nouvelle régence, Volumi 4-5 pag 47 of 1932 which published the years 1863 link: where you can read that it was played on January 7, 1863 in the home of M. Gabriel Eloy Doazan, but assigns White to Arnous de Riviere
Mar-13-21  sudoplatov: Morphy uses the BxN theme against the Steinitz-Berlin type setup long before Nimzovich tried it against Capablanca. It's still one of the main lines.

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