Paul Morphy











Position after:

(1) Morphy,P - Morphy,A [C33]
New Orleans New Orleans, 1847
[Hiarcs 7.32 (180s)]

1.e4 C33: King's Gambit Accepted: 3 Nc3 and 3 Bc4 1...e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Bc5 5.d4 Bb6 6.Nf3 Qe7 [6...Qf6 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.e5 Qc6 9.Bb5 Qh6 10.g3 c6 11.Bc4 Qh3+ 12.Kf2 fxg3+ 13.hxg3 Qf5 14.Be3 Ng6 15.Kg2 Bc7 16.Ng5 d5 17.exd6 Bd8 18.Bxf7+ Kd7 19.Be6+ Qxe6 20.Nxe6 Kxe6 21.Qg4+ Kxd6 22.Qxc8 Rf8 23.Raf1 Re8 24.Bf4+ Nxf4+ 25.Rxf4 b5 26.Ne4+ Kd5 27.Qf5+ Kxd4 28.Nd6+ Ke3 29.Nxe8 Na6 30.Qd3# 1-0 Sanz Navarro,A-Lasierra,J/San Jose 1998/EXT 2000 (30)] 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Qd3N [8.e5 Ng8] 8...c6 Controls b5 [8...d6!?= should not be overlooked] 9.Bxf4 [9.e5 Nh5 10.Ne4] 9...d5 [9...Nh5!? must be considered 10.Bg5 f6 (Hiarcs 7.32: 10...f6 11.Bd2 Bc7 12.Kf2 Nf4 13.Bxf4 Bxf4 14.Ne2 Bh6 15.Rhf1 d6 16.Kg1) ; Hiarcs 7.32: 9...Na6 10.Re1 Nh5 11.Bg5 Qf8 12.Kf2 Nb4 13.Qe2 h6 14.Be3 Nf6 15.a3 d5 16.axb4 dxc4 17.Qxc4] 10.exd5+- White gets deadly initiative. 10...0-0 11.d6 Qd8 12.Re1 Re8? [12...Bg4+-] 13.Ng5 Rxe1+ 14.Kxe1 Qe8+ [14...Be6 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Bxe6+ Kh8+-] 15.Kd2 [15.Be5 secures the win 15...Be6 16.Bxe6 fxe6 17.Bxf6 Qh5+-] 15...Be6 16.Re1 Nbd7 [16...Kh8 desperation 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.Rxe6 Qg6 19.Qxg6 hxg6+-] 17.Nxe6 fxe6 18.Rxe6 [18.Rxe6 Kh8 19.Rxe8+ Rxe8 20.Be5+-] 1-0












Position after:

(2) Morphy,P - Morphy,A [C51]
New Orleans New Orleans, 1849
[Hiarcs 7.32 (180s)]

1.e4 C51: Evans Gambit: Declined and Accepted without 5...Ba5 1...e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.d4 [6.0-0 Nf6 7.d4 Be7 8.dxe5 Ng4 9.h3 Ngxe5 10.Bd5 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 0-0 12.Nd2 d6 13.Bb2 Be6 14.Rab1 Ne5 15.Qe2 Bxd5 16.exd5 Bf6 17.Ne4 Be7 18.f4 Nd7 19.c4 b6 20.Rbe1 Nf6 Wolf,R-Gajadin,D/Istanbul TUR 2000/The Week in Chess 314/- (39)] 6...exd4 7.cxd4 Bb6N [7...Bb4+ 8.Kf1 Nge7 (8...Be7 9.Bd2 Nf6 10.d5 Nb8 11.e5 Ne4 12.Bf4 0-0 13.Qc2 Nc5 14.d6 cxd6 15.exd6 Bf6 16.Nc3 b5 17.Bd5 Nc6 18.Qf5 g6 19.Qh3 b4 20.Bh6 bxc3 21.Bxf8 Ba6+ 22.Kg1 Qxf8 23.Re1 Qxd6 0-1 Spiriev,P-Misailovic,N/Budapest 1991/EXT 97 (23); 8...Qe7 9.e5 d5 10.Bxd5 Qd7 11.Qb3 Ba5 12.Be3 Bb6 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.Nc3 Ne7 15.a4 a5 16.Rc1 0-0 17.Ne4 Ba6+ 18.Kg1 Rab8 19.Qc3 Nd5 20.Qxc6 Qxc6 21.Rxc6 Bb7 22.Rxb6 cxb6 23.Nd6 Bc6 24.Nb5 Bxb5 25.axb5 Rfc8 26.g3 Nxe3 27.fxe3 Rc1+ 28.Kg2 Rxh1 29.Kxh1 a4 30.Nd2 Rc8 0-1 Aurel,L-Olivier,J/Paris 1988/EXT 98 (30)) 9.Ng5 0-0 10.Qh5 h6 11.Nxf7 Rxf7 12.Qxf7+ Kh8 13.Bb2 d5 14.exd5 Na5 15.Bd3 Qg8 16.Qxg8+ Kxg8 17.a3 Bd6 18.Be4 Nf5 19.Nd2 Bf4 20.Bc3 Bxd2 21.Bxd2 Nxd4 22.Bxa5 Wehner,R-Zieroth/Mannheim 1987/EXT 97/1-0 (36)] 8.0-0 Na5 9.Bd3 Ne7 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Ba3 d6 12.e5 Bf5 13.exd6 cxd6 14.Ne4 d5 15.Nf6+ gxf6 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.Bxf5 Nc4 18.Re1 Qd6 19.Ne5 fxe5 20.Qg4+ Kh8 21.Qh5 Kg7 22.Qg4+ Kh8 23.Qh5 h6 24.Rxe5 Nxe5 25.dxe5 Qc6 26.e6 Kg7 27.g4 Qc3 28.g5 [28.Rf1 does not improve anything 28...Qf6 29.exf7 Rxf7 30.Qh3-+] 28...Qxa1+ 29.Kg2 Qf6 [29...Kg8 and Black wins 30.exf7+ Rxf7-+] 30.gxf6+= Kxf6 31.exf7 Rxf7 32.Qg6+ Ke7 33.Qe6+ Kf8 34.Qxh6+ Rg7+ [34...Ke7 35.Qe6+ Kf8 36.Qh6+ Ke7 37.Qe6+ Kf8 38.Qd6+ Kg7 39.Qxd5=] 35.Bg6 [35.Kh1!? Re8 36.Be6 Rxe6 37.Qxe6] 35...Kg8= 36.h4 [36.Qg5=] 36...d4?? allows the opponent back into the game [36...Rf8 37.f3 Rf6=] 37.h5 [37.Kf1 Rf8 38.Bd3 Rf3 39.Bc4+ Rgf7 40.Bxf7+ Rxf7+-] 37...d3 A strong pawn [37...Rf8 38.Qg5 Kh8] 38.Qg5 Rd8?? leads to further unpleasantness [38...d2 39.Qxd2 Rf8] 39.h6+- d2 [39...Rf7 doesn't get the cat off the tree 40.Bxd3+ Kf8 41.h7 Rxh7 42.Bxh7+-] 40.Qf6 Rgd7 [40...Rdd7 the only chance to get some counterplay 41.Qe6+ Kh8 42.hxg7+ Kxg7 43.Qxd7+ Kxg6 44.Qxd2 Kf5 45.Qd5+ Kg6+-] 41.Bf5 d1Q [41...Rc7 does not save the day 42.h7+ Rxh7 43.Be6+ Rf7 44.Bxf7+ Kf8 45.Bb3+ Ke8 46.Qf7#] 42.h7+ Rxh7 43.Be6+ Rf7 44.Bxf7+ Kh7 [44...Kf8 is no salvation 45.Bb3+ Ke8 46.Qf7#] 45.Qg6+ Kh8 46.Qh6# 1-0












Position after:

(3) Morphy,P - Rousseau,E [C50]
New Orleans New Orleans, 1849
[Fritz 6]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 last book move 4...Nf6 5.0-0 d6 6.Ng5 d5+- 1.41 6...Qd8-e7 7.Bc4-f7+ Ke8-d8 8.Bf7-b3 Kd8-e8 9.Nb1-c3 Nc6-d4 10.Bb3-f7+ Ke8-d8 0.78 7.exd5 Nxd5+- 1.78 7...Nc6-a5 8.Bc4-b5+ c7-c6 9.d5xc6 b7xc6 10.Bb5-a4 Bf8-d6 11.Bc1-d2 Bc8-d7 12.Qd1-e1 1.34 8.Nc3 Nce7 9.Qf3 1.09 9.Rf1-e1 Qd8-d6 10.d3-d4 Nd5xc3 11.b2xc3 e5xd4 12.Ng5-f7 Qd6-c5 13.Qd1xd4 Qc5xd4 2.03 9...c6 10.Nce4 0.31 10.Rf1-e1 h7-h6 11.Nc3xd5 h6xg5 12.Nd5xe7 Qd8xe7 13.Qf3-e3 b7-b5 14.Qe3xe5 Qe7xe5 1.22 10...fxe4+- 1.75 10...Qd8-c7 11.Bc4-b3 a7-a6 12.Rf1-e1 g7-g6 13.Ne4-c3 h7-h6 14.Ng5-h3 Bf8-g7 15.Bc1-d2 0.31 11.Qf7+ 0.78 11.d3xe4 Bc8-f5 12.e4xf5 Qd8-d6 13.Rf1-d1 Ra8-d8 14.Ng5-e6 Rd8-d7 15.Bc1-e3 g7-g6 1.75 11...Kd7 12.Qe6+= 0.00 12.d3xe4 Kd7-c7 13.e4xd5 c6xd5 14.Rf1-d1 Qd8-d7 1.28 12...Kc7?+- 13.Qxe5+ Qd6 14.Qxd6+ Kxd6 15.Nf7+ Ke6 16.Nxh8 exd3 17.cxd3 Kf6 18.b4 Be6+- 3.34 18...Nd5xb4 19.Bc1-b2+ Kf6-g5 20.Nh8-f7+ Kg5-h5 21.a2-a3 Nb4-d5 22.Rf1-e1 g7-g5 23.Ra1-c1 2.03 19.Re1 Bg8?+- 4.84 19...Ne7-f5 20.a2-a3 Ra8-e8 21.Bc1-b2+ Kf6-e7 2.47 20.Bb2+ Kg5 21.Re5+ Kh6? 22.Bc1+ g5 23.Rxg5 1-0












Position after:

(4) Morphy,P - McConnell,J [C39]
New Orleans New Orleans, 1849
[Fritz 6]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 h5 6.Bc4 Rh7 7.d4 d6 8.Nd3 f3 9.g3 last book move 9...Nf6 10.Nf4-+ -1.75 10.Nd3-f2 d6-d5 11.e4xd5 Nf6xd5 12.0-0 f7-f5 13.Nb1-c3 Qd8-d6 14.Rf1-e1+ Ke8-d8 -0.69 10...Bd7 -0.50 10...Nf6xe4 11.0-0 f7-f5 12.Nb1-c3 c7-c6 13.Nf4-g6 Bf8-h6 14.Kg1-h2 -1.75 11.Nc3 Nc6 12.Be3 Ne7 13.Kf2 -0.66 13.Qd1-d2 Bf8-g7 14.0-0-0 Bd7-c6 15.Bc4-d3 Rh7-h8 16.Rh1-f1 d6-d5 17.e4xd5 Nf6xd5 -0.31 13...c6 14.Re1 Bg7 15.e5 dxe5 16.dxe5 Nfd5 0.41 16...Nf6-g8 17.Nc3-e4 Bg7xe5 18.Ne4-g5 Be5xf4 19.Ng5xh7 Bf4xe3+ 20.Re1xe3 Bd7-e6 21.Bc4xe6 -0.28 17.Bxd5 cxd5 18.Bc5 -0.34 18.Nc3xd5 Ne7xd5 19.Nf4xd5 Bd7-e6 20.Qd1-d3 Rh7-h8 21.Qd3-b5+ Be6-d7 22.Qb5xb7 Ra8-c8 0.47 18...Bc6= 0.19 18...Ra8-c8 -0.34 19.b4= -0.19 19.Qd1-d4 Ra8-c8 20.Bc5xe7 Qd8xe7 21.Nf4xh5 Rh7xh5 22.Qd4xg4 Qe7-c5+ 23.Re1-e3 Bc6-b5 0.19 19...b6 0.34 19...d5-d4 20.Qd1-d3 Rh7-h6 21.Nc3-b5 Bc6xb5 22.Qd3xb5+ Qd8-d7 23.Qb5xd7+ Ke8xd7 24.Ra1-d1 -0.19 20.Bxe7 Qxe7 21.Nfxd5 Qb7?+- 22.Nf6+ Bxf6 23.exf6+ Kf8 24.Qd6+ Kg8 25.Re7 Qc8 26.Rc7 Qf5 27.Qxc6 Qxc2+?+- 9.03 27...Ra8-f8 28.Nc3-d5 Qf5-e5 29.Qc6-c4 Rh7-h6 30.Ra1-e1 Qe5-d6 31.Qc4-d3 Kg8-h8 32.Qd3-e3 4.94 28.Ke3 Rd8 29.Rd1 1-0












Position after:

(5) Morphy,P - Lowenthal,J [C42]
New Orleans New Orleans, 1850
[Fritz 6]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qe2 Qe7 6.d3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Be6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.d4 c6 11.0-0-0 d5 12.Ne5 Bb4 13.Nxd5 Bxd5 14.Ng6+ Qe6 15.Nxh8 Qxe2 16.Bxe2 Kf8 17.a3 Bd6 18.Bd3 Kg8 19.Nxf7 Kxf7 20.f3 b5 21.Be4 Nd7 22.Rde1 Nf6 23.Re2= 0.03 23.Be4xd5+ c6xd5 24.c2-c3 a7-a5 25.Kc1-c2 Ra8-e8 26.Re1xe8 Kf7xe8 27.Rh1-e1+ Ke8-d7 0.34 23...Re8 24.Bxd5+ cxd5 25.Rxe8 Nxe8 26.g3 g5 27.Kd2 Ng7 28.Ra1 a5 29.Kd3 Ke6 30.a4 b4 31.c4 Bc7 1.06 31...d5xc4+ 32.Kd3xc4 Bd6-c7 33.Ra1-e1+ Ke6-d7 34.f3-f4 g5xf4 35.g3xf4 b4-b3 36.Re1-f1 0.69 32.Re1+ Kd6 33.Re5 dxc4+ 34.Kxc4 Ne6 35.Rb5 Nf8 1.28 35...Kd6-d7 36.b2-b3 Kd7-e7 37.Rb5-b7 Ke7-d6 38.d4-d5 Ne6-d8 39.Rb7-a7 Nd8-f7 40.f3-f4 0.81 36.Rd5+ Ke6 37.Rc5 Kd6 38.d5 Kd7 39.Rc6 Bd6 40.Ra6 Ng6 41.Rxa5 Ne5+ 42.Kb5 b3+- 2.75 42...Ne5xf3 43.Ra5-a7+ Kd7-c8 44.a4-a5 Kc8-b8 45.Ra7-d7 Bd6-e5 46.a5-a6 Be5-d4 47.Kb5xb4 2.03 43.Ra7+ Kd8 44.f4 gxf4 45.gxf4 Nd3 46.Kc4 Nxf4 47.Rh7 Be5 48.Rxh6 Bxb2 49.Kxb3 Bg7 50.Rh7 Be5 51.a5 Nxd5 52.Rh5 Bxh2 53.Rxd5+ Kc8 54.Rb5 Kc7 55.a6 1-0



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