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Paul Morphy vs Frederick Perrin
Knight Odds (1859) (unorthodox), New York USA
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Jun-18-13  RookFile: Ridiculously brilliant by Morphy, a Tal like effort.
Nov-05-19
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  keypusher: <RookFile: Ridiculously brilliant by Morphy, a Tal like effort.>

Actually, Morphy, conceding knight odds, was getting killed.


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Here Perrin came up with 24....Nd5, a clever move that nevertheless bore within it the seeds of disaster. After Morphy's 25.a3, instead of something like 25....Qg4, Perrin brought his monstrous misconception to light: 25....Nc3+??! 26.bxc3 Rb8??! (winning the queen?) 27.Rxd4+ and Black was lost.

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