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  1. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    26 Feb '10 07:42
    Ugh, a 12 hour stint at work and trying to think chess. Nah! But - please, post here your most morphyesque games! I expect to see central pawns out two squares, simple and quick development, early castling (or Kf1(f8), open lines, deflections, pins, skewers and forks.
    If its 50 moves no. If the first surprise is with heavy pieces off no. Open games preferred. What you got!?
  2. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    26 Feb '10 07:46
  3. 26 Feb '10 09:48 / 1 edit
    That was a really nice one!

    Here is a so so 3 minute game from yesterday.

    I was black.



    7. ... Qe7 was a terrible mistake by me. Luckily, something good came from it.
    I felt like 9. ... g5 was necessary to get the fire started after my opening blunder.
  4. 26 Feb '10 13:49
    eldred-Ajuin


    Ajuin-James314


    zangry - Ajuin


    Kenny Powers - Ajuin
  5. 26 Feb '10 16:30 / 1 edit
    This was a fun game. Probably not sound at all but I felt pretty Morphyesque with the 16 Rae1 and 17 Re3

  6. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    26 Feb '10 16:39
    I'm never Morphyesque - but if I showed my closest ones...this would be one of them.

  7. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Feb '10 18:29
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    This was a fun game. Probably not sound at all but I felt pretty Morphyesque with the 16 Rae1 and 17 Re3

    [pgn][Event ""]
    [Site "Red Hot Pawn"]
    [Date "2010.2.26"]
    [Round ""]
    [White "mcreynolds"]
    [Black "opponent"]
    [TimeControl "-"]
    [Result "*"]
    [ECO "oft "]

    1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Bb4 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.e5 Ng4 8.O-O O-O 9.Bg5 Q ...[text shortened]... .Nf6+
    gxf6 14.Bxf6 Nxc4 15.Qh5 Bd2 16.Rae1 Qd7 17.Re3 N4e5 18.Qh6 *

    [/pgn]
    That game is very nice, and I think it's sound too.

    I probably could have looked at the board for an hour without coming up with the idea of Rae1 🙄
  8. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    26 Feb '10 21:26
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    This was a fun game. Probably not sound at all but I felt pretty Morphyesque with the 16 Rae1 and 17 Re3

    [pgn][Event ""]
    [Site "Red Hot Pawn"]
    [Date "2010.2.26"]
    [Round ""]
    [White "mcreynolds"]
    [Black "opponent"]
    [TimeControl "-"]
    [Result "*"]
    [ECO "oft "]

    1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Bb4 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.e5 Ng4 8.O-O O-O 9.Bg5 Q ...[text shortened]... .Nf6+
    gxf6 14.Bxf6 Nxc4 15.Qh5 Bd2 16.Rae1 Qd7 17.Re3 N4e5 18.Qh6 *

    [/pgn]
    Nice!
  9. 26 Feb '10 22:39
    I am disqualified from this thread as white since I only ever open with 1. f4 and Morphy has very few Birds Opening games (none of which are that great)

    Here is a nice one as black with a two piece + pawn sacrifice
    Game 7161728
  10. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    27 Feb '10 08:36
    No disqualifications handed out here. And here is this, for inspiration.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=16002
  11. 27 Feb '10 08:55
    Originally posted by Exuma
    No disqualifications handed out here. And here is this, for inspiration.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=16002
    Well. Looks like I was wrong

    Player profile: Paul Morphy
    Opening: Bird's Opening (A02-A03)
    Sorry, no games.
    You may wish to visit the home page and try a different search.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?yearcomp=exactly&year=&playercomp=white&pid=16002&player=&pid2=&player2=&movescomp=exactly&moves=&opening=A02-A03&eco=&result=
  12. 27 Feb '10 09:18 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    Well. Looks like I was wrong

    Player profile: Paul Morphy
    Opening: Bird's Opening (A02-A03)
    Sorry, no games.
    You may wish to visit the home page and try a different search.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?yearcomp=exactly&year=&playercomp=white&pid=16002&player=&pid2=&player2=&movescomp=exactly&moves=&opening=A02-A03&eco=&result=
    Morphy did play the Bird, if that's what you mean. They were odds games though.

    Search Morphy and ECO Code 000. That brings up ALL his odds games.

    Search Morphy Thompson 000 to get 3 Birds by Morphy.

    Here is a miniature:

  13. 27 Feb '10 09:35
    The site has an option for posting odds games !!!

    Two thumbs up to redhotpawn for that!