Monday, August 04, 2008

 

Combinations 08.08.04

Morphy-Perrin, New York Simul 1859. Tactical devices featured in today's game include Decoying, and Double Attack.

A Chess Tragedy in 42 moves.

Morphy/Morphy-Perrin-1859.pgn

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

 

Combinations 08.08.02

Morphy-Montgomery, New York simul, 1859.
This knight odds game features double attacks, clearance, pinning, and overloading.
Morphy/Morphy-Montgomery-1859.pgn

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

 

Daily Tactic July 31, 2008

Morphy-Julien, New York simul, 1859.
This knight odds game features a double attack and multiple deflections.
Morphy/Morphy-Julien-1859.pgn

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

 

Daily Tactic July 26, 2008

Another game from the Morhpy - Thompson match in New York, 1859 at knight odds. Today's game features a Double Attack and a Pin. In the final position there is a nice mate in two. Can you spot it?

Morphy/Morphy-Thompson-1859-2.pgn

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Friday, July 25, 2008

 

Daily Tactic July 25, 2008

Morphy - Thompson, New York, 1859.

How good a chessplayer was Paul Morphy? Let’s look at a match he played against James Thompson, a man thought to be one of the top dozen American players. Giving him the outrageous odds of a Knight, Morphy beat him 5-2! After looking over Morphy’s games, Fischer said that, given time to study modern theory and ideas, Morphy would beat any modern player (except Fischer, of course!).

Morphy/Morphy-Thompson-1859.pgn

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

 

Daily Tactic July 17, 2008

Today's game is Morphy-Baucher from an 1858 Paris simul. It features two tactical devices: the double attack and demolition of pawn structure.

Turn up the sound and enjoy Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio.

Puzzles/Morhpy-Baucher-1858.pgn

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

 

Daily Tactic July 16, 2008

Morphy - de Rivière, Paris 1858.

Jules Arnous de Rivière (4 May 1830–11 September 1905) was the strongest French chess player from the late 1850s through the late 1870s. He is best known today for playing many games with Paul Morphy when the American champion visited Paris in 1858 and 1863.


Turn up the sound for Minuet - Notebook for Anna Magdalena written by Johann Sebastian Bach and performed by Aaron Dunn from Musopen.
Puzzles/Morphy-DeRiviere-1858.pgn

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