5/15/2014 - Morphy-Harrwitz, 4th Match game, 1858

  • #181
    CC0112358 wrote:

    After 3. Nxe7+, instead of 3......Kg7, black should have abandoned the rook and taken the knight with 3....QxN. Still a challenge to battle the white queen and rook. Nevertheless, the white knight was ultimately black's downfall.

    Yeah, you're probably right.  I think it was just a case of black forcing white to find the correct moves with the knight on moves four and five, as white's path to overwhelming advantage is very straightforward if black goes into 3...Qxe7, probably more than if black does not play 3...Qxe7.

  • #182
    RainbowDash094 wrote:

    if the black queen takes the knight, then the white queen takes the rook, then it's a fairly even position

    Not for long.

  • #183

    I'm quite sure this combination doesn't work without the seemingly meaningless white pawn on d5, which prevents 5...Qe6!

  • #184
    TheRaze wrote:

    call me a noob but i dont see why the black queen didnt kill white knight.

    Your a noob.lol   Laughing

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    Nice one

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    nice - i'm getting closer to 1st page!

  • #190

    I dont understand why the queen didnot take the horse after 3rd move ?

  • #191

    Easy bizy lemon squeezing

  • #192

    last move is confusing but i get it.

  • #193

    Morphy never gets old.

  • #194

    ματ με τον ΙΠΠΟ απο 5G ΣΤΟ 6Η κατι που δεν βλεπεισ συχνα

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