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Likesforest's Long Whip

batgirl
Nov 1, 2007, 8:21 PM 5

 

  Likesforests published this game in this forum as an example of the tactical complications that can arise in the King's Gambit. He offered bonus points to whomever could name the combatants. Of course, it's an early Morphy game (either 1849 of 1855, the date is uncertain)  against an unknown amateur. The variation is called the Long Whip Defense. It's a rare, but not unused line.

 Morphy vs. Amateur 1849
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Chessbase Live offers 24 games that follow the same moves through 9...Be7
Morphy's 10. Bf4 is only played in three other games (white won all these games).
15 games used 10. Be3 (white's score +7-5=3).
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Of the 10. Be3 variation:
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Adolf Anderssen vs. George Perigal, 1851
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Emmanuel Lasker vs. H.K.Walker, 1902 simul
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Of the 10. Bf4 variation:
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Bernard Horowitz vs. Henry E. Bird, 1851
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Ralf Bechmann vs. Hans Peter Buchmann, 2002 email

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