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Ernest Morphy vs A P Ford
"Play What You Can A Ford" (game of the day Sep-29-2016)
New Orleans (1840), New Orleans, LA USA, Oct-05
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Slow Variation (C52)  ·  1-0

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Oct-27-04  Apocalypse79: 13. Rxe5!! Two bishops are in very good positions. Mate since is forced..
Oct-27-04  clocked: Mate is not forced, 15...c5!
Oct-27-04  Apocalypse79: <clocked> yes.. but it only prolongs mate.. anyway, mate is inevitable in this case.
Oct-27-04  clocked: <Apocalypse79> no, it does not "prolong" mate, there is no mate
Oct-27-04  Apocalypse79: Oh.. man! You overlooked one fact. That fact is that you are NOT morphy. In case of morphy, it may be possble to make mate. Also, who knows future ?? We all know that mate is made by a help of opponent's mistake..
Oct-27-04  Shams: of course but then we don`t use the word "forced". It`s a strong word in English my friend.
Dec-24-05  blingice: I don't know how Morphy could see a continuation based from a rook sacrifice.
Dec-12-06  2021: <blingice> He probably was taught that rook sacrifice by his nephew, Paul Morphy.
Aug-23-08  JimmyVermeer: Philip Sergeant attributes this game to Ernest's nephew, Paul Morphy, who played blindfolded against Dr. Forde in 1858. It is game 97 in his book, "Morphy's Games of Chess". Anyone know which Morphy actually played this game? Could it be that Paul duplicated his uncle's moves exactly against the same opponent (or at least one with a similar name?) 18 years later?
Aug-23-08  sneaky pete: Sergeant appears to be wrong, see http://blog.chess.com/batgirl/ernes....

This game can not be found in L÷wenthal's 1860 collection of Morphy's games. It was published in 1873 (and possibly earlier) as having been played in 1840 by Ernest Morphy. Sergeant's source is a publication from 1882.

Also see http://www.chessgames.com/perl/dupe....

Oct-04-10  Chessosaurus: Sorry Apocalypse79, but clocked is right! 13. Rxe5+ is a blunder, but so is 15...g6. Black got greedy and thought he could keep all the extra material. After 15...c5, the a3 bishop is cut off and there's no mate, although black will be forced to return a bishop. A possible line: 16. Qe4+ Kd6
17. QxN+ Kc7
...and the attack is over.
Feb-15-13  clownface: ** pSYCHO ALERT!!
Feb-15-13  clownface: The sword of wisdom ay!??! Isn't that what we all stand behind?
Mar-02-13  clownface: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUvo...
Mar-02-13  TheTamale: Black couldn't A Ford to play 15) ...g6.
May-12-16  chessbeginer84: I thought rook xe5 was a blunder to however it is still a good game. I wonder how he was taught to play chess because he was brilliant
Sep-29-16  The Kings Domain: This game proves the comment that Morphy's uncle in his time was one of the best players in New Orleans. The young Paul may have developed his style by observing and analyzing his uncle's games as the aggressive sacrificial style of the game is similar to the kind that Paul would perfect later on.
Sep-29-16  AlicesKnight: I love the smell of fried liver in the morning ...... (yes, not exactly the real thing, but the smell of it....). The bishop plays are attractive.
Sep-29-16
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  kevin86: Like uncle, like nephew!
Sep-29-16  belgradegambit: I had submitted "The Man From Uncle" as a gotd title for this game. Oh well.
Sep-29-16  matvox: The importance of beating Ernest
Sep-29-16
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  Sally Simpson: ^

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