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Paul Morphy vs Charles Maurian
Knight Odds (1869) (unorthodox), New Orleans, LA USA
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Dec-28-12
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  jnpope: This game is given in as a draw in "Paul Morphy", Mar√≥czy, 1909, p418-419, and "Chess in Philadelphia", p131-132, ends with "28 RxQ wins" (with a note stating that Maurian must have made a mistake to lose from this position).

However, a more complete score can be found in the Sunny South:

<We again draw upon the series of games kindly contributed to our column by Mr. Jas. Wilbray, Denver, Col. This is the tenth game of the second series.> source: Atlanta Sunny South, 1887.09.03

Morphy,PC - Maurian,CA
(Remove Nb1) New Orleans
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7 Kxf7 5.Bc4+ Be6 6.Bxe6+ Kxe6 7.d4 Be7 8.Qd3 d5 9.e5 Ne4 10.0-0 Kf7 11.f3 Ng5 12.f4 Ne4 13.Qh3 Nc6 14.c3 Qc8 15.f5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Bc5+ 17.Be3 Bxe3+ 18.Qxe3 Rf8 19.c4 c6 20.Rad1 Qd8 21.Rf4 Qa5 22.cxd5 cxd5 23.Rxe4 Kg8 24.Rf4 Qxa2 25.Qd4 Rac8 26.f6 Qb3 27.Qxd5+ Qxd5 28.Rxd5 gxf6 29.exf6 Rc6 30.Rg5+ Kh8 31.Rgf5 and Morphy won.

Feb-28-21  paulmorphy1969: The present game are the same in Maroczy book but have errate mone from the 23rd move onwards and the result is victory for Morphy as you can see from the link: http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... Look link for correct game
Mar-01-21  paulmorphy1969: This match presented as unreleased in the Atlanta Sunny South, September 3, 1887 reads the following: We draw back to the game series that kindly contributed to our column from Mr. Jas. Wilbray, Denver, Col. This is the tenth game of the second series (when doubts begin, we are talking about 10 ^ games of the 2 ^ series when in many books we read In the second session 6 games were played). James Wibrary himself states
that between Morphy and his childhood friend Maurian 39 games were played in 4 sessions In the first session there were 11 games,
in the second session there were 6 games,
in the third session there were 17,
in the fourth session there were 5
My personal conclusion is that it refers to the first series since Morphy-Maurian started a first series of challenges already in 1961, so if the newspaper refers to this as the second series of challenges we have proof that it is the 10th of the 11 games played between 1768 and 1869 defined second session)
Mar-01-21  paulmorphy1969: Played between 1868 and 1869
Jun-17-21  paulmorphy1969: I did more research on this game, it is the 2nd of the 2nd series of 1969. This match presented as unreleased in the Atlanta Sunny South, of September 3, 1887 which attributes the victory to Morphy with White. http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... It reads as follows: We draw back to the game series that kindly contributed to our column from Mr. Jas. Wilbray, Denver, Col. This is the tenth game of the second series (where doubts and errors begin, we are talking about 10 ^ games of the 2 ^ series when in many books we read In the second session 6 games were played). James Wibrary himself states
that between Morphy and his childhood friend Maurian 39 games were played in 4 sessions In the first session there were 11 games,
in the second session there were 6 games,
in the third session there were 17,
in the fourth session there were 5
(Actually this is the 2nd game of the 2nd session) For the first time the correct game is presented This game is given as a draw in "Paul Morphy", Mar?czy, 1909, pages 418-419, Game 381 and Macon Shibut Game 398 reports the same game as Maroczy writing even after a series of moves not transcribed, also Reichhelm in Chess in Philadelphia ", p131-132, game 131 reports the same game, but ends with White's victory. (with a note stating that Maurian must have made a mistake to lose from this position) However, the 3 cited books plus other authoritative sources report starting from the 23rd move all wrong moves. 2nd Match 2nd Session

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