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NN vs Paul Morphy
Casual game (1850), New Orleans, LA USA
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1



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Oct-13-10  Vinpi: Great attack ! The black pawn is very strong !
But why 19. ... ♖xd1? (19. ... ♖xf1!! 20. ♕xf1 ♗d5+! 21. ♘xd5 ♕e4+ 22. ♔g1 h2 #)
Feb-23-12  Lashab: Checked this game with engine.

Morphy's all moves are approved(maybe with 0.2 difference) by engine till the move 19 as Vinpi pointed out.

Then he had easier wins but opted to go into middle-game.

Jun-27-12  e4 resigns: Thanks for pointing that out Vinpi.
Nov-12-13  CaringLuv: White had better chances with 8.Nf3 followed by 9.Nc3(or 9.Nbd2 if Black plays Bg4) and 10.d4
Jan-28-16  juanhernandez: An appreciator for encouragement,
Something that doesn't cost.
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  Honza Cervenka: 19...Rxd1 wins easily. Well, 19...Rxf1+ leads to quick mate but it doesn't matter.
Mar-15-18  pdxjjb: I keep hoping one of my opponents will play something like 11 d4 in this game. But they never do. ;-)
Apr-14-20  gambitfan: In this case, bc is superior to dc.

Why ?

1) +0.54 (26 ply) 6...bxc6 7.♘xe5 d5 8.exd5 ♖e8 9.d4 ♕xd5 10.♗e3 ♗d6 11.♘c3 ♕e6 12.♖e1 ♗xe5 13.dxe5 ♕xe5 14.♗d4 ♕xe1+ 15.♕xe1 ♖xe1+ 16.♖xe1 ♗e6 17.♗xf6 gxf6 18.b3 ♖d8 19.f3 f5 20.♖d1 ♖xd1+ 21.♘xd1 f4 22.♔f2 ♗f5 23.c4 c5

2) +0.97 (25 ply) 6...dxc6 7.♘xe5 ♖e8 8.♘f3 ♗g4 9.h3 ♗h5 10.♗f4 ♘d7 11.g4 ♗g6 12.♘bd2 ♗d6 13.♗e3 h6 14.♘c4 ♗c5 15.a4 ♗xe3 16.fxe3 f6 17.♘cd2 ♗f7 18.♔g2 ♕e7 19.♘h4 ♕e6 20.♘f5 ♖ad8

Apr-14-20  gambitfan: 6 mn

1) +0.72 (30 ply) 6...bxc6 7.♘xe5 ♖e8 8.♘f3 ♗b6 9.♘c3 h6 10.♘a4 d5 11.e5 ♘d7 12.d4 c5 13.c3 cxd4 14.cxd4 c5 15.♗e3 cxd4 16.♗xd4 ♗b7 17.♘xb6 axb6 18.a4 ♘c5 19.a5 ♘d7 20.axb6 ♖xa1 21.♕xa1 ♘xb6

2) +0.86 (29 ply) 6...dxc6 7.♘xe5 ♖e8 8.♘f3 ♗g4 9.h3 ♗h5 10.♗f4 ♗d6 11.♗e3 c5 12.♘bd2 ♕d7 13.♔h1 a6 14.♖g1 ♗xf3 15.♘xf3 ♖ad8 16.b3 h6 17.♖b1 b6 18.a4 ♗e5 19.♘xe5 ♖xe5 20.f4 ♖ee8

3) +3.38 (29 ply) 6...♗xf2+ 7.♖xf2 dxc6 8.♕e1 ♕d6 9.♘c3 ♘e8 10.♘h4 f6 11.♗d2 ♗g4 12.♕e3 ♕d7 13.♖af1 ♗e6 14.♕g3 ♔h8 15.♘f5 ♘d6 16.♗e3 b6 17.♕h4 ♘xf5 18.exf5 ♗g8 19.b3 h6 20.♖f3 a5 21.♖g3 ♖ad8 22.♕g4 c5

Apr-10-21  paulmorphy1969: David Lawson published "Unknown Morphy Games" of Morphy's unpublished games excluded from his book in the British Chess Magazine in August 1978 and September 1979 This game A51 and other unpublished games have been included as an addendum with a small booklet attached to the book. by Macon Shibut - Paul Morphy And Evolution Of Chess Theory, since it was already printed in the 1st edition in July 1993, which collects all the unreleased games published by Lawson in the British Chess Magazine. The date is not given but some believe 1849.Here in Chessgames it is dated 1850 from where the dating is taken, some members have information regarding the date, thank you.
Apr-10-21  macer75: <paulmorphy1969: David Lawson published "Unknown Morphy Games" of Morphy's unpublished games excluded from his book in the British Chess Magazine in August 1978 and September 1979>

How can they be unpublished if dude just published them?

Apr-18-23  paulmorphy1969: member macer75 In the sense that David Lawson punched them in the magazine and they were unpublished at the time
Apr-18-23  paulmorphy1969: David Lawson published in the British Chess Magazine in August 1978 "Unknown Paul Morphy Games" 53 unpublished games of Morphy, and in the British Chess Magazine in September 1979 "Some More Unknown Morphy Games" another 9 starts + 2 final position diagrams of unpublished games excluded from his famous book Paul Morphy The Pride End Sorrow Of Chess.This is one of the games N°48 pag.365-366 August 1978.The date is not reported but some believe 1849.

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