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Joseph Palmer Morgan vs Walter Penn Shipley
"J.P. Morgan Chase" (game of the day Jun-30-2014)
Philadelphia (1890), Mar-08
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Defense (C25)  ·  1-0

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Dec-23-13  Whitehat1963: Black should have had this one by a mile. Where did he go wrong?
Dec-23-13
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  Phony Benoni: He let J. P. Morgan Chase his king.
Feb-12-14  Whitehat1963: Good one, <Phony Benoni>!
Jun-30-14
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  Phony Benoni: Apparently, these two had an on-going discussion about this line. See also J P Morgan vs W P Shipley, 1891. Comparing the exact lines chosen would be interesting.

The granddaddy of of these King Wandering Steinitz Gambits remains R Steel vs NN, 1886, and I don't give a blip if it was composed or not. It's a jaw-dropper.

Jun-30-14
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  morfishine: Better would've been "JP Morgan invests his Queen..."

or "After such-and-such move, the win is in the bank..."

*****

Jun-30-14
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  Once: <Whitehat1963: Black should have had this one by a mile. Where did he go wrong?>

I'm not so sure. I've just taken the game through Fritz, admittedly only for a very quick canter. He finds no strong black advantage at any time. It seems that the exposed king is pretty safe because it's hard to snare him in a mating net. Meanwhile black exchanges off pieces hoping to get at his majesty but actually ending up with only a queen against rook, bishop and knight.

By the time all the pieces are exchanged he thinks it's more or less level.

A crazy crazy game.

Jun-30-14
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  HeMateMe: helluva pun. Inspired.
Jun-30-14  JohnBoy: Reprise of "J.P. Morgan, Chased". Link anyone?
Jun-30-14
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  Phony Benoni: <JOhnBoy> J P Morgan vs W P Shipley, 1891. See my post from earlier today. You can also check Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (I-L).
Jun-30-14  Castleinthesky: Great pun and game! There was no premature withdrawal in Morgan's game.
Jun-30-14
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  kevin86: White's king chased, black loses.
Jun-30-14  kereru: 8...Bxf3+? is weak, why does black want to capture the pinned knight?

I suspect the endgame after move 21 is lost for Black, regardless of computer evaluations. Once the three white pieces are co-ordinated it is impossible for black to create any threats, and just one passed pawn for white should be decisive.

Jun-30-14  waustad: Good one all around.
Jun-30-14
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  Domdaniel: I wouldn't play the Steinitz Gambit in a million years, but I must admit that it has led to some wonderful games -- quite a few of them won by White.

As <Phony> says, R Steel vs NN, 1886 is the epitome.

Jun-30-14
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  thegoodanarchist: Great pun! Great Game! Happy Monday to me
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