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Paul Morphy vs Frederick Slous
Blindfold simul, 8b (1859) (blindfold), London ENG, Apr-13
Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-13-09  Xeroxx: Looks like Morphy missed Qc5+
when he played b4?
Jul-22-14  Xeroxx: maybe.
Nov-26-14  SBC: This game, one of 8 boards of a blindfold simul played on April 13, 1859 at the London C.C. (which included George Walker, F. L. Slous, F. E. Greenaway, F. G. Janssens, Mongredian, G. W. Medley, G. Maude and J. P. Jones) was discontinued due to the lateness of the hour. (the exhibition lasted from 5:00 pm until 1:00 am)
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  MissScarlett: The <Illustrated London News>, April 30th, 1859, p.430, notes after move 30, <...after a few more moves, the game was drawn.>
Mar-16-17  zanzibar: <MissS> yes, this is notable.

I was thinking such a situation might merit a PGN tag of some kind.

At the very least, such a comment should be added to the end of game.

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  MissScarlett: Just looking at this game score in <Bell's Life of London> of May 29th, 1859, Supplement, and it gives a full 33 moves, but, more importantly, there are several move transpositions, that I now (reluctantly) feel obliged to transcribe...
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  MissScarlett: Here's the alternative score as begrudgingly promised:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Be7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bd3 a6 7. a4 c5 8. Nde2 h5 9. O-O Be6 10. b3 g6 11. f4 Nc6 12. f5 gxf5 13. exf5 Bd7 14. Nf4 Ne5 15. Ncd5 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Bc6 17. Be4 Bf6 18. Bb2 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Qc7 20. Bxe5 Bxe5 21. Rb1 O-O-O 22. b4 cxb4 23. Rf3 Bc3 24. Rb3 Qc5+ 25. Kh1 Rd7 26. Rb1 Re8 27. Rf1 Re5 28. Bf3 Rde7 29. Qd3 Re3 30. Qd5 Qxd5 31. Bxd5 Re2 32. f6 Rc7 33. Bb3 1/2-1/2

The existing score is identical to the one appearing in the <ILN> mentioned above.

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