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Paul Morphy vs NN
Casual game (1850), New Orleans, LA USA
Scotch Game: Lolli Variation (000)  ·  1-0

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Nov-27-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 6.Nxf7! exposes king to lovely attack. Then 14.Bg5 finishes the black's unsure position.
Nov-27-06  Chicago Chess Man: I think I would've just tried to weather the storm with 7... Kxe6.
Nov-27-06  TrueFiendish: How about 7...dxe6 8.Qxd8 Bb4+ and wins back the queen?
Nov-27-06  THE pawn: <TrueFiendish> Not good for black. After 8...Bb4+ 9.Qd2 Bxd2 10.Kxd2 white is up a bishop
Nov-27-06  TrueFiendish: Look again, after 10...Nxe4+ he's up nuthin.
Nov-28-06  THE pawn: <TrueFiendish> I mean't 10.Nxd2 where he is more than alright. I don't think it's a winning advantage for white, but morphy can easily handle this.

The correct reply is: 7...Kxe6! with no danger for black and a huge potential advantage. Off course, having the king in such an open range against Morphy is a lost game in itself, but GMs today could easily win with black.

Nov-28-06  TrueFiendish: I was just pointing out that black had more than one option to the craven Ke8.
Feb-04-08  mravikiran: Paul Morphy!
Apr-01-08  ValenFrog: Black should have done 10...Qxe5
Apr-01-08
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  Gilmoy: Picture <ValenFrog> patiently waiting two months to post that today :)
Apr-01-08  sallom89: Scotch Game: Lol Variation ?
Apr-01-08  nimh: "Loll" is Estonian for fool, stupid.
Apr-01-08  sallom89: <nimh> sorry wise man, but i ain't stupid ;o
Oct-08-08  frank124c: Everything is something in another language. Can someone translate "phenelomorphin?"
Oct-08-08  sneaky pete: <Everything is something in another language> reminds me of the legendary Sjef van Oekel, singing the old tearjerker <There's a Lull in my Life>.
Jun-22-09  WhiteRook48: putting the king to e8 is stupid
Jun-07-11  lemonadepawn: @ValenFrog If 10...Qxe5, then 11.Re1 Ne4 12.Qf3 and Black loses a Knight.
Jan-07-13  FISCHERboy: Nice combo 6. Nxf7! and 7. Bxe6. But a 2000+ player today would have seen such trap. Again, Morphy was like a GM playing against 2000-below competition. Not fair. ^_^
Dec-25-13  Oliveira: <lemonadepawn: @ValenFrog If 10...Qxe5, then 11.Re1 Ne4 12.Qf3 and Black loses a Knight> But 12... ♗xf2+ 13.♔h1 ♗xe1 isn't good for white. It's better to respond 11... ♘e4 with 12.♘c3, and then after 12... ♗xf2+ 13.♔f1 ♗xe1 14.♕xe1 I think the position is about equal.


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Position after 14.Qxe1

Jan-05-15  Ke2: I love the 14-move knockouts. Ke8? must be bad. You can actually play 7... dxe6 8. Qxd8 Bb4+ 9.Qd2 Bxd2 10.Nxd2 and be down a pawn, but best is 7... Kxe6 (although you might lose in 12 moves instead of 14).
Jan-29-16  juanhernandez: Humanity is greater than Wealth,
Nov-28-20  paulmorphy1969: This game and other unpublished ones have been added as an addendum with a small dossier to Macon Shibut's book - Paul Morphy And Evolution Of Chess Theory, which was already finished in the July 1993 edition. On Internet sites and other databases all the pieces are present but in the book of Shibut game A10 it is clearly indicated a Tower of Donna of advantage. Game with advantage Ra1.

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