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Duke Karl / Count Isouard
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Years covered: 1858

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Duke Karl Von Braunschweig & Count Isouard.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard 1-0171858ParisC41 Philidor Defense

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Aug-16-04  fgh: Lets celebrate this player!
Aug-16-04  russep: This is two people
Aug-16-04  SBC: <fgh>

<Lets celebrate this player!>

which one of the three?

Aug-16-04  fgh: Duke
Aug-16-04  SBC: <fgh>

how come?

Aug-16-04  ForeverYoung: For the game that Morphy played that went around the world and is a part of chess history!
Aug-16-04  HailM0rphy: <fgh> I agree. We should make this the official Duke Karl and Count Isouard day for thier contributations to the chess world :)
Premium Chessgames Member FYI, we recently added a picture of the famous Duke: Duke Karl Von Braunschweig
Aug-17-04  SBC: <ForeverYoung>

<For the game that Morphy played that went around the world and is a part of chess history!>

Shouldn't we celebrate this Morphy guy instead then? He seems to have won. Who celebrates the loser? but even if you were to, why single out one of them? Do you not like Count Isouard?

Aug-17-04  SBC: but if you insist on celebrating him, you can learn something about him; it might even prove interesting:
Sep-16-06  frey: Just joined. I know of the Duke, but does anyone know much about Count Isouard? Is there much history written on him? Who was he and when was he born? His full name? Did he play chess regularly? Thanks
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  Calli: Nobody knows. See SBC's site for what little has been found:

Aug-23-10  Dredge Rivers: Is Count Isouard any relation to Count Chocula?
Dec-02-10  blazerdoodle: Count Chocula kicked Morphy's ass, but the end of the opera was happening and the score sheet was lost in the drunken brawl that ensued.
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  TheFocus: <blazer> I heard about that. That Morphy had a "little guy" complex and liked to drink and start fighting with guys bigger than him. He was the James Cagney of his day, although Mickey Rooney could probably have kicked his butt.
Dec-02-10  blazerdoodle: Count Chocula will be redeemed! Even if he was six foot two and through all three of them out of the balcony.
Dec-14-10  blazerdoodle: Correction, I mean 6'8".
Dec-23-10  blazerdoodle: Some say if it weren't for the hunchback he would have been 7'2".

Hm. I don't think people are taking this thread as seriously as they ought.

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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is a link to the wikipedia page on Duke Karl (in English, Charles) of Braunschweig (Brunswick):
Jan-11-14  Karpova: According to Martin Weteschink, "Count Isouard" was actually Marc Léon Bruno Joseph Gustave dʼIsoard-Vauvenargue, born 1804.10.06 and whose death was announced on 1883.12.16.


May-23-16  The Kings Domain: Is there a portrait or photo of Isouard that exists? I have yet to come across one.
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  JointheArmy: The Duke was actually a strong player. He drew Harrwitz, one of the top players of the day.

Game can be seen here.

Would appreciate it if someone uploaded it to the site.

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