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A Morphy Marvel

After winning the 1st American Chess Congess in December of 1857, Paul Morphy returned to his home town, New Orleans, where he was president of the New Orleans Chess Club. He stayed there until May 31 at which time he took off for Europe. But from January until almost June, he was in New Orleans. While there, he polished up on his blindfold games by giving at least 1 four-board blindfold demonstration (in January) and 1 six-board blindfold demonstration (in February or March) against fellow members from his chess club.

Here is a fantastic little Evans Gambit from the January 4-board blindfold simul.

Before making his final move (move 33), Morphy announced "mate in 5" and his opponent resigned.

 

 

 

Comments


  • 8 years ago

    sk8erkid

    hiWink

  • 8 years ago

    airborne82p

    That whole blindfold thing is just beyond me. And to play well is stunning. Then, to play extremely well! I'll pick up my chin off the floor now. Surprised
  • 8 years ago

    cesswolf

    Cool checkmate.

     

  • 8 years ago

    batgirl

    C'est la vie; c'est les échecs.
  • 8 years ago

    erik

    but at the cost of allowing Bxh6? very expensive... :)
  • 8 years ago

    batgirl

     

    I guess he wanted to stop the pawn from advancing, plus he could put his Rook behind his Queen.

  • 8 years ago

    erik

    17... Qe7 is terrible! Why not Ng8?
  • 8 years ago

    Pavrey

    Too cool

     

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