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Originally posted by gorookyourselfYour post seems very judgmental, but I am going to assume that I am reading too much into it.
Could someone please explain some of these moves?
3.Bc4? That just invites the Queen check.
4...b5? Why? Develop a piece you re-re. (If you don't know what re-re is don't ask)
11.Rg1? Saccing the Bishop? Is the game over already? I'd like to play black after white sacs the Bishop, I bet I can win this game after that.
19...Bxg1? Take with the Qu ...[text shortened]... 6?
Those were the ones I saw with a quick analyses. Can someone explain them?
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Originally posted by gorookyourselfMy stuff is superficial, and I'm sure there are great annotated versions on the internet.
I missed the mate in 2.
Thanks for explaining those moves for me. 😉
Originally posted by gorookyourselfI'm not sure, but I think in the actual game, Anderssen had black and moved first (Staunton had not yet had his meeting in London to standardize this stuff).
Why does that wiki link say 18...Bxg1? and the original post of the game has 18...Qxa1+?
What was actually played?
Originally posted by greenpawn34Oh believe me, I am not a member of Morphy's Maniacs because I get free drinks!
You did Ok Paul.
But try standing in front of demo board with a load of quizzing youngters
and show that game. Far too many what if's and it's clatty.
Now Morphy at the Opera......
Showing that (and other flowing gems) and you feel like a magician
with all the answers.
The Morhy game is the Rolls Royce of chess.