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I played NN who played Morphy
I played a chess instructor who played Bisguier who played Tartakower who played Mortimer who played Morphy.
so 6 for me.
My Morphy number is at highest a 6.
Living in Denmark, most older players than me have played Bent Larsen at some point, and he is a 4.
But the most certain way is that I have played (and beaten!) Magnus Carlsen in a tournament game, who has at least played Nigel Short from the 4-list.
I wonder if that might be a winning 6-score? Has Magnus ever beaten Short? And have Short beaten someone on the 3 list? And aaaaall the way back to Morphy? That could be fun to know!
As far as I know, Carlsen has beaten Short on just one occcasion. They have rarely played. [23. ... g5 and 24. ... a6 make no sense to me in this game]
Neat game, I kind of prefer black after move 15 or so... and still at move 20... but then somehow it's more = and then something goes wrong and black's losing somehow :p Maybe it was a6. You said g5 is rarely played? How deep does this book line go?
My Morphy Nr. has to be 8 ... I played a local WFM (at a simul, if these don't count, I have no Morphy Nr. :), she (7) played the daughter (6) of Arthur Yusupov in several youth tournaments when she was U18, who will certainly have played her father, and Yusupov has 5 according to Wikipedia :)
Mine is a 6 for tourney games.
Reshevesky, Lasker, Bird, Morphy.
One of my friend once played Peter Svidler in Copenhagen Open blitz tournement. So my number is 7 or lower.
But I once played a tournement game with a guy from Norway, claiming he drawed Magnus Carlsen when he was a kid, also in a tournement game. And Magnus Carlsen must be 4 so that makes me 6 with tournement games only (2h /p/g).
I'm pretty sure we won't get a lower number than that. So what do you say we go ahead and crown Ivandh the winner.
I am NN!
(waiting for someone to announce "I am Morphy")
I was going to but now it's no fun.
If you played in Kasparov vs the world or Karpov vs the world, your number is 5.
7: PrawnEatsPrawn -> Kacparov ->> Short ->>> Kholmov ->>>> Botvinnik ->>>>> Michell ->>>>>> Owen ->>>>>>> Morphy.
[EDIT: Oh yeah. I did play the world's side against Carlsen, so maybe I can crank the number down a notch.]
5, via Nigel Short.
I have a Morphy Number of 4.
Morphy-Henry Bird-Jacques Mieses-Leonard Barden-Me.
I also have a dog called Morphy.
My sister met the entire Russian team in 1973 when they were in Bath at the hotel where she was working, and Botvinnik was on that team (also Tal, Smyslov, Petrosian and Spassky!) so it's me -- sister -- Botvinnik -- Michell -- Owen -- Morphy, so 6. But if it's a question of playing then the chain's a bit longer.
Six degrees of Paul Morphy?
I wonder what Kevin Bacon's Morhphy number is.
Well, maybe its a little unique for me. Im not a professional or even master, my rating just around 2000+, and chess is my hobby. My key link to this Morphy number is a FIDE Master, Arnold Huhndorf from German, so lets see
I played Huhndorf at FICS
Huhndorf played Lev Gutman at 2010 Bad Woerishofen German
Gutman played Samuel Reshevksy at 1982 Beersheba
Reshevksy played Emanuel Lasker at 1936 Nottingham
E.Lasker played Henry Bird at 1899 London
Finally, Bird played Morphy at 1858 London, sources:chess tempo
So i have Morphy number 6. But maybe anyone can search the better number for me!
In FICS Arnold Huhndorf has an account named "Telamon".
Mine's 6 if you count Simul-play. Played the late Bob McGregor who was notorious for his Damiano shenanigans against Fischer (Morphy # of 4) in a simul.
I've drawn John Donaldson who drew Karpov who beat Smyslov who beat Euwe who beat Lasker who beat James McConnell who beat Paul Morphy.That's 7 without a loss.
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