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Paul Morphy vs NN
Unoffical Games From the 1st ACC (1857) (unorthodox), New York USA
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0

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Feb-23-11  AnalyzeThis: I can't believe this is sound. Black's play actually seems very reasonable. He must have missed an opportunity somewhere.
Feb-23-11
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  chancho: NN's 4...Qe7 (Blocking his Bishop) and then 6...d6 inviting the opening of the King file for Morphy was bad news.
Nov-11-19  pandje: It looks like Morphy is washing the windows..., and wins on a miraculous unknown way. His mind is far away- I wish I could think like him. He never thinks, now I have more points, no- Morphy walks into the beautiful unknown.
Nov-11-19
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  fredthebear: Black wasted time with the queen and did not bother to castle in an Open game. White castles in six moves and shows great patience waiting until 15.Qxd4 to capture the loose center pawn. White is busy with more important matters: opening the e-file, gaining time, preventing castling, clearance sacrifice of the knight to establish a powerful cross pin upon royalty, then sacrificing the exchange en route to the final restrictive battery.

Paul Morphy made tremendous use of rapid piece development to attack the opposing king and/or queen. Here is a fine example of his prowess at punishing the opponent's lag. Every attacking piece came off the back row through the center to contribute.

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