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Maybe. He would be missing those important early years and would have to pretty much completely relearn the game. It is a lot easier to learn something the right way than to learn something the right way after the wrong way is so ingrained into you. It is not so clear cut as you take it.
Anyway, I have nothing more to say about the subject I think.
my thinking is he learned the right way. you can quickly tell that by looking at games with his father. Dissapointed that I cant find his wins v General Winfield Scott when he was 9. but hey. I feel that he could demolish most 2000's based on his tactical knowledge if you want to know how good think winning a double muzio Gambit with odds of the queens knight. essentially this is how morphy could start as white.
Morphy was the best there was in his day. I believe it is very possible that he had the potential to be the best in this day, too.
But, here is what I find most sad about Morphy...he "retired" from chess at a young age. So did Bobby. Somehow, I feel gyped.
Returning to America in triumph, the accolades continued as he toured the major cities playing chess on his way back to New Orleans. By 1859, on returning to New Orleans, Morphy declared he was retiring from chess to begin his law career. However, Morphy was never able to establish a successful law practice and ultimately lived a life of idleness, living off his family's fortune. Despite appeals from his chess admirers, Morphy never returned to the game, and died in 1884 from a stroke at the age of forty-seven
I view this more from the angle that when you play better players, you will by default, be forced to play better moves, so he played the moves that needed to be played.
If a guy plays a bad defense, you can't necessarily play the best moves from the strongest line you know against his bad defense. Your moves have to be relevant to the position he played. The game results might not look as pretty next to Kasparov beating Karpov in a hotly contested match, in which both players played each line, about as well as conventional theory had on record, but it was just as effective in the win column and gave a foundation for those modern greats. As I said before, it isn't Morphy's fault he played subpar players. That problem runs deeper than first meets the eye.
If you think that the tricks he used in those games would work against any decent opponent you have another thing coming... No amount of skill can make up for a three piece deficit against anyone competent.
none of what he used were tricks. he was just that good at tactics.
This kid in the white T-shirt shows real promise...at such an early age yet!...as the next world champeen (sic!) bad chess player:
I don't know if you realize this but in chess there is no better thing than perfect. In the position I was referring to it does not take a super GM to play well enough that perfect play can't make up the deficit in material.
ok Still missing your point did you mean the double muzio position or some normal 1800's Opening.
I do believe a naked woman could walk by and you boys wouldn't notice.
Pretty sure I would.... whoa what was that.
You said Morphy could play double muzio at knight odds and win and I said that the tricks he used to win those positions would not work on competent players. You said he was so good that he could in the post I quoted (I think). I said you were wrong.
Ok lets not let this get into an argument. so I will just let you believe what you believe and I will believe what I believe and well We can still be friends eh?!
I have never really liked you, jet, but I doubt that could change. What I really hate is the extremely prevalent false idea that opinions are what facts you choose to ignore. Of course people of that "opinion" can't see reason because they choose to ignore it.
Live and let live is the only solution.
Ok now I see what you are getting at.
Maybe I am wrong about Morphy not using tricks and Traps. I can't see any so I assume there are none. Maybe he wouldn't do well in today's world. but I see no evidence of that if he has a lot of free time.
anyway agree on the live and let live part.
have a good day. (best of intentions on that. hope its not interpreted as Sarcasm)
You sweat so much while playing that you left a pool on the chair at your local chess club. Now they make you wear adult diapers convinced that you had wet yourself. In fact one time you did wet yourself when you thought you had a mate in 12.
This happened to me, only I got to where I enjoy wearing the diapers.
Well, this thread is about bad chess players. So, I thought you might have enjoyed the link I provided in post 1780.
Maybe it's just me, but I thought the video clip is not only spot on but hilarious.
(Well yeah, they probably didn't notice, but I got a kick out of it.)
Now they probably think it's gonna have naked women and will be disappointed.
Unless she looked good I would only glance...
Could somebody enlighten me on my mistakes here.
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