chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy
1st American Chess Congress (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Nov-05
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation (C47)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 31 times; par: 52 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 10 more Paulsen/Morphy games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: This is the last of the Morphy-Paulsen games to be annotated on the site, so I guess I can claim first.

Paul shows his pawn-grabbing side in this one. Ironically, Paulsen drops a pawn *because* he has a lead in development in a symmetrical position!

Apr-28-06  sneaky pete: "Zuletzt hatte ich noch gegen den unüberwindlichen Morphy zu kämpfen. Anfangs hielt ich mich sehr gut; ... aber dan wurde ich rasch besiegt und verlor vier Partien nach der Reihe. Mr Morphy ist jedenfalls ein besserer Spieler als ich jetzt bin, doch hätte ich ihm weit mehr zu thun gemacht, wenn ich nicht während der vier letzten Partien an einem starken Schnupfen gelitten hätte. Ausser den fünf Partien mit Morphy habe ich keine Partie im Turniere verloren." Paulsen in a letter to his brother, published in the Schachzeitung, 1858, dug up bij Kaissiber, issue 20, 2005. So the poor man lost the last 4 games of the match because he was suffering from a severe cold. Familiar, isn't it?
Apr-28-06  euripides: <So the poor man lost the last 4 games of the match because he was suffering from a severe cold> Yes, misrepresentation of players' interviews is indeed a familiar phenomenon. Of course Paulsen actually said that he would have given Morphy much more to do if he hadn't had a cold.
Apr-28-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Chess excuse #18 -- Ich habe eine Schnupfen und ...

Paulsen does say Morphy is better than him, so I'll give him a break on that the excuse. unüberwindlichen Morphy -> the insurmountable Morphy

<sneaky pete> great! Thanks for posting that one! Goes into my file.

Jul-23-06  waddayaplay: For those who don't know German, I'll do a quick translation (don't expect it to be perfect, but you'll get the message).

"In the end I had to fight against the undefeatable ("insurmountable ") Morphy. In the beginning I managed rather well; ... but then I was hastily defeated and lost four games in a row. Mr Morphy is anyhow a better player than me, but I should have been able to give him more resistance, had I not suffered a severe cold in the four last games. Except the five games lost to Morphy, I did not lose any games in the tournament. "

Apr-14-07  wolfmaster: I have one word to say to Paulsen: Gezundheit!
May-12-08  heuristic: This is game 8 of the final round of the 1st American Chess Congress
May-24-08  heuristic: 22...c5 23.f4 (23.Bxd5 Rad8 24.Bxd8 Rxd8) 23...c4 24.Ba2 b4 and BLK wins the B

after 25.c3, WHT is lost (and 21.a3 was the weak move that started the decline)

but 26...c4 27.Bg5 Ra2 28.Rc1 Rea8 looks better than game

and 27...c4 28.Bb1 Re2 29.Kg1 Rb8 looks better than game

Nov-20-16  CaringLuv: 30.Bxc2 Rxc1+ 32.Bxc1 Ra1 and White's dark-squared bishop is lost.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
lazintata's_open_3
by lazintata
1st American Chess Congress (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Nov
from 10 from PaulM by fredthebear
Morphy at the Chess Congress
by Ziryab
Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 0-1 P grab drops the exchange
from Paul Morphy Conquered the World Says Fredthebear by fredthebear
Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 0-1 P grab drops the exchange
from yFredthebear's Pawn Mowers & Trimmers by trh6upsz
Morphy Favorites
by chocobonbon
Match Morphy!
by amadeus
The Four Knights
by prime rib
morphy
from ROOKH1's favorite games by ROOKH1
Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 0-1 P grab drops the exchange
from Paul Morphy Conquered the World Says Fredthebear by demirchess
paul morphy best games
by fphaase
paul morphy best games
by brager
Final Match, Round Eight
from New York 1857 by JoseTigranTalFischer
Final Match, Round Eight
from New York 1857 by suenteus po 147
Games won by Morphy
by CCAT coach
Paul Morphy -The Great Chess Genius
by Timothy Glenn Forney
Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 0-1 P grab drops the exchange
from Paul Morphy Conquered the World by rbaglini
Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 0-1 P grab drops the exchange
from Paul Morphy Conquered the World by Retarf

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC