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Paul Morphy vs Augustus Mongredien
Morphy - Mongredien (1859), Paris FRA, rd 6, Mar-??
Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40)  ·  1-0

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Aug-23-04
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  InspiredByMorphy: 22.Qb4 is a lethal move. Black loses the bishop regardless of what move is made because of the unprotected back rank. For example 22. ... Qc8 23.Qxb7! and black is defenseless to take the piece due to 23. ... Re8#
Sep-08-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Morphy makes it look so easy. After 12 moves, he is one pawn up, with a second on the way, has a lead in development, control of the center, and a safely castled King, all this after accepting a gambit pawn! If Black can't find an improvement at moves 6, 7, or 8, then the whole gambit is probably refuted.
Sep-18-08  Xeroxx: Haha woo! Look at Morphy :D
Nov-19-08  hms123: Romanovsky gives this possible continuation:

<22...Nd7 23. Qxb7 Rb8 24. Qxc7 Qb4 25. Bb5 axb5 26. Qxb8 Nxb8 27. Re8+>

Jun-09-09  AnalyzeThis: By move 7, Morphy already had a decisive advantage in this game.
Nov-26-09
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  plang: Very nice game. I guess 5..Qe5 is bad. I wonder if 5..g6 is playable?
Jun-18-13  RookFile: The position just before white's 22nd move makes a fine problem: white to move and win.
Jun-01-16  avt123: Irregular Opening.Morphy exploited bank rank weakness in a nice way.
Apr-20-19
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  Breunor: According to Stockfish, yes 5 ... Qe7 puts the score at about 1.3. C6 is 0.79 and Nf6 is .85.

2 ...d5 Already puts black behind at .75. But that was 19th century chess ....

Apr-29-20  talhal20: When Morphy plays chess it looks so simple unlike all other masters in the past to present world chess champion Carlsen. May be because he played open chess. Unfortunately he retired from competitive by end of 1859 simply because no one came forward to challenge him. This was greatest loss to chess lovers all over the world.

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