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Paul Morphy vs Johann Jacob Loewenthal
Morphy - Loewenthal (1858), London ENG, rd 10, Aug-??
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-10-06  morpstau: old lowenthal goes pawn grabbing and gets his rook snatched, another morphy triump.
Feb-19-06  Lupechmand: I think old L÷wenthal feared losing the queen more: 34. ...Qh6 35. Rh8+ Kxh8 36. Qxh6+
Nov-02-06  tonsillolith: Wow Morphy made excellent use of his knight.
Nov-03-06  tonsillolith: Actually he might have made even better use of his major pieces at the end.
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  naresb: I think instead of 19... Nf8, had Black gone for 19... Bf8, he could have sound defence. The Bishop rather than Knight act good in such defence system.

P. Morphy rightly followed with 20. Bg3 and Black to further worsen his position replied with 20... BxBg3.

21. fxBg3 enabled Queen-Rook combination along 'f' file.

Apr-19-16  talhal20: In this game Morphy takes initiative all the time while JL keep defending which doesn't payo
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  MissScarlett: The date of this game isn't known for certain but Monday August 9th seems likely.
Aug-16-20  sudoplatov: Morphy's opponents these years were pretty good. EDO for 1858.

1 Morphy, Paul 2796
2 Anderssen, Adolf 2634
3 L÷wenthal, Johann 2628
4 Paulsen, Louis 2626
5 Petrov, Alexander 2621
6 Harrwitz, Daniel 2616
7 Hamppe, Carl 2586
8 Staunton, Howard 2578
9 Dubois, Serafino 2576
10 Boden, Samuel 2548

Oct-16-20  talhal20: sudoplatov-- what is the basis for your rating?
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  MissScarlett: See:

It's unclear why the figures vary slightly.

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