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Morphy the Terrible

  • #581

    I heard Morphy was young and won easily. Maybe he was just bored and played risky moves that more often than not turned out staggeringly well for him. I would like you to find a risky move, or one you consider amateurish, made by Paul Morphy that leads to less than a draw.

  • #582

    Morphy was human and could made mistakes, but was a chess genius, and saw combinations that even the best today couldn't see. Without him there would be no Tal or Fischer. His contribution to chess lives forever.

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    GM Ben Finegold keep mentioning Morphy 2100 strength and my cat is GM level. happy.png

  • #585
    TheSonOfSorrow82 wrote:
    yureesystem wrote:

     

     

     

    GM Ben Finegold keep mentioning Morphy 2100 strength and my cat is GM level.

     

    GM Ben Finegold should spend more time worrying about his slovenly appearance, morbidly obese physique, and the fact that each and every new breath he takes is a sheer miracle.

     

    It's almost as if guys like Finegold and Greg Shahade are specifically trying to be as unappealing to the opposite sex as possible.

     

     

    Yes, I agree. At least Morphy look like chess player and he wasn't repulsive.

  • #586
    TheSonOfSorrow82 wrote:
    yureesystem wrote:
    TheSonOfSorrow82 wrote:
    yureesystem wrote:

     

     

     

    GM Ben Finegold keep mentioning Morphy 2100 strength and my cat is GM level.

     

    GM Ben Finegold should spend more time worrying about his slovenly appearance, morbidly obese physique, and the fact that each and every new breath he takes is a sheer miracle.

     

    It's almost as if guys like Finegold and Greg Shahade are specifically trying to be as unappealing to the opposite sex as possible.

     

     

    Yes, I agree. At least Morphy look like chess player and he wasn't repulsive.

     

    Even Fischer kept his appearance intact until his mid 30's and he was a schizophrenic. Not very easy to do. Guys like Finegold are what give chess players a bad reputation in mainstream circles.

     To Greg Shahade should take a lesson from his sister, she is hot, she at least tries to be attractive. I think Finegold has given up, his cheese burger mean more to him than keeping up his appearance.

  • #587

    He's a vegetarian.

  • #588
    spyroninja wrote:

    He's a vegetarian.

     

     

    lol  Is this a joke! No no one who is vegetarian looks like that. Finegold look like a fast food junkie.

  • #589

    Finegold is indeed vegetarian.

     

    By the way, chess.com's new way of determining ELO(and giving Morphy 2400) might be somewhat accurate regarding his playing strength, not his talent/potential(had he been born today and etc...), but it might be pretty flawed. They consider player blundered when instead of playing Mate in 13, the player exchanges some pieces to go into an endgame with a piece up. 

     

     

  • #590
    Yereslov wrote:

    Here is a game showcasing how terrible and overrated Moprhy has become:



    Looks to me like the Dude won.

  • #591

    I guess he won most of his games even giving odds. All I know is I have enjoyed his games more than any other player. Remenber , his gameplay was original, his creations, and not from books or computers.

     

  • #592

    We remember him mostly for his sparkling, creative attacks and long combinations. However, when playing the best players of his age, he was just as competent cranking out an endgame win.

    I'm hoping the OP comes back to this and offers a more mature judgment--possibly even an apology--though that may be too much to expect.

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