Early Bird Gets the...? || Morphy vs Bird (1858)

Publicerades den 6 nov 2020
Name of the book I couldn't remember - Paul Morphy: Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson
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This is the story of the birth of modern chess - when the possibilities of chess as an art, a science and a sport all converged.
The point of convergence was a young boy from Louisiana named Paul Morphy. At a time when America was seen as a backwoods nation with little cultural history and even less intellectual impetus, at a time when chess was considered the exclusive property of a few European countries, at a time when the game was played successfully by a handful of men wizened by years, Paul Morphy, in the brief span of 19 months and with seemingly little effort, defeated conclusively every player he met.
While today few non chess players even know his name, he was one of the most famous celebrities of his time and within the hallowed halls of the chess playing community he is considered by some as the greatest chess player of all time.
But this diminutive, unassuming boy rose to fame almost out of nowhere and once he secured his place in history, he retired back into that hazy unknown, shunning the public eye, never again to play serious chess. Not only was he one of great practitioners of the game, but also one of it's greatest enigmas. He's been given the sobriquet, The Pride and Sorrow of Chess.
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Paul Morphy vs Henry Edward Bird
Casual Game (1858), London ENG, Aug-??
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)
1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. b4 Bb6 7. a4 a6 8. h3 Bf3 9. Qf3 Nf6 10. d3 Qe7 11. f5 Rd8 12. Bg5 Nb8 13. Nd2 c6 14. Nf1 d5 15. Bb3 Qd6 16. Ng3 O-O 17. Nh5 de4 18. de4 Nh5 19. Rd1 Qc7 20. Bd8 Rd8 21. Rd8 Qd8 22. Qh5 Be3 23. Qd1 Qh4 24. Ke2 Bb6 25. Kd3 Nd7 26. Qg4 Qf2 27. f6
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Paul Morphy: Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson
The Genius Of Paul Morphy by Chris Ward
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  • Wow! Fantastic game. Thanks for the analysis. So good and it helps me with my games. Thanks so much.)

  • i guess you could say that "this is one of the times it is ok to play F6"?

  • 3:46 Anaesthesia Takes over Agad

  • I finally found the best move in an Agadmator video (f6 at the end). Now I can go back to my blunders.

  • Love the quote of Bird above the board. When I was a student I played a game of chess with a roommate (we were both garbage), when another roommate came in - who was an actual GM - he analyzed the position for 2 seconds when he asked: „ Wouw, is this an actual position or did you guys just threw some chessmen randomly upon the board?"

  • Bird was a weak player , Morphy give him time and pawn of advantatge and crushed him 5-0.

  • So I'm only at 7:26 of this game and Morphy just retreated. I'm placing my guess right now that he lost the game because he was inactive and not aggressive right here. Could be wrong, but as someone who is just ok at chess, always attack :)! Edit at 9:20 I went for Queen to d1 (there was no break down why I messed up badly and was just wondering if anyone could point out how I messed up badly there, Wait but seriously, as this game goes on. What did I miss by moving the Queen to d1 instead of the rook to d1 (I did not find f6. Tried a bunch of Queen moves Rip)

  • Ladies and gentlemen, as of 8:35 we now have a new sorry about that!

  • So the Queens Gambit show says the Morphy went "crazy" why is this the first I'm hearing of this. In my impression, Morphy is the top guy. Did chess Obsession cause it? Morphy is still the best. It would be nice if Casablanca and Morphy could have matched up, too bad of the time difference

  • Voldemort?

  • first ever time i huessed the right move,

  • This is the first time I've guessed the winning move correctly! Thanks for the great content.

  • "Sorry about the so many howevers" will be in the next best moments compilation.

  • Who else finds the moves when other people play and not when they themselves are playing?

  • #suggestions Roman Dzindzichashvili vs Walter Shawn Browne New York International Open (1984), New York, NY USA, rd 8, May-?? Hungarian Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A00) · 1-0

  • Modern day Grandmasters: Don't play f6, it's dangerous and hard to calculate how it weakens your structure. Morphy over 100 years ago: I'm too lazy to calculate so I'll just play f6 and win.

  • global warming ? just blame it on anesthesia

  • nice bird haircut lol

  • “The thing that shall not be named on SEnewss”... I like it 👍

  • It would be cool if you started including the age of the players in these older games in every video. If you didn't mention that Bird was 29, I would've automatically thought he was an old man because of the pic.

  • They really enjoyed at the library

  • #suggestion Tal vs Wade 1966, Palma de Mallorca

  • Anyone know if Agad has done any videos on Fog of War chess?

  • @1:53 Sorry bout what?

  • Why not just move the black pawn forward to G6 to prevent checkmate?

  • After Queen F2, zero checks were given.

  • 7:21 No pawns have been exchanged or moved files, thus there is no "majority" by either player on either side of the board or the centre

  • It was after I found this channel when my search for most entertaining chess channel resigned the game as there is nothing more to be done here. There are many excellent channels with wonderful content but this is the one I can watch whether I'm happy or sad and it makes every day completely winning. Thank you for the videos! 🙂

  • Bird was to slow to develop

  • I really found the move ^^.

  • Where is Medo?? :(

  • „The early bird catches the worm. „ So what is the lesson in this? Clearly, you should not get up early. Else a bird might catch you.

  • How many games this match contains

  • 8:43 a nice Zwischenzug. Nice German on the board.

  • Game starts at 1:45.

  • 12:18 it was in this position that my family disowned Henry.

  • The ability to play chess is the sign of a gentlemen. The ability to play chess well is the sign of a wasted life -Paul Murphy

  • Zwischenzug... mhm


  • Don't cut your hair Agad! You look fine.

  • Yo bro!

  • I know this happened 170 years ago, and I know I could look it up... but I hope Morphy crushes Staunton...

  • your top donor is up to 15k now [!!]

  • "sorry about that " video is incomplete without this😂

  • Yea! 1st time I got two correct moves. 😊

  • I guess bird really isn't the word - Paul Morphy

  • I find it fascinating that as a chess player who never advanced much beyond not making stupid mistakes within a 2-3 move window (and no ambition to improve further), I can watch these videos covering very advanced strategies/games almost endlessly without getting even slightly bored.

  • You couldn't cut your hair due to the Nazi???

  • 7:25 pawn majority

  • Really, why does he say 'uh sorry about that' in every video at the starting ?

  • I’m very bad at chess but I always guess the correct move. What does this mean?

  • There is no fun in giving up pieces if the result is still checkmate

  • Henry Bird flew into town

  • 12:26

  • Excellent video! May I request you do PCA World Championship 1995: Anand vs Kasparov Game 9?

  • I feel like it says something about my chess ability that I only ever guess correct moves in these 19th century games lol

  • The thing that shall not be named! lol

  • ....the business?

  • I'm impressed, Rd1 is the first time I've got one of these moves.

  • "I can't remember because of the anaesthesia" - hard core.

  • Im a really bad chess player so please educate me. But what happens if at the final position Knight takes on f6? How does white continue the attack?

  • Can someone pls explain the meaning of Bird's quote about Steinitz style above? 🥺🥺🥺

  • Legend says a5 is still an idea.

  • Disappointed Morphy didn't play f4 against Mr Bird

  • Is this the bird hairstyle Antonio?

  • Winning the game with gambitted pawn! Cool stuff! :)

  • Early bird gets the morphy

  • Love it when the pawn offered in the king's gambit is ultimately used to finish the game. Should have accepted that gambit.

  • Oh no Voldemort doesn't cut hair any more.... I'll be damned

  • "The thing that shall not be named" 😂😂😂😂

  • Where do you get those quotes at the top

  • Early worm gets the worm ~ Michael Scott

  • Explaning chess like him takes a lot of time ,I guess

  • Just nice to see you recovering really well.

  • Good stuff. Love it

  • What shall not be named on SEnewss ? Why his shop is closed?

  • Early bird gets the worm for Morphy.

  • Worm.

  • Funny its a game on Bird and Agad's head looks like a beak

  • amazing stuff as always...can you please add the time (clock) some where on the screen

  • this is one of the best channels ever

  • The damn good stuff....m

  • I heard recently that there was a female world champion, I would love to see some of her games analysed

  • The thing that shall not be named" 😂😂 Have we entered the HP verse?

  • There many way of making money online.

  • Yall not ready to hear this but agadmator is the reason behind the world giving chess any attention right now he was the only person passionate enough to tell us all stories about masters about feelings about history about chess transcendence. How many of us all rediscovered chess thanks to Antonio how many of us built communities friendships around it how many of us looked back at ourselves and undertood ourselves better because of his efforts. I think a lot of us. I am really grateful Antonio for all that you did to us and I believe your passion reached far and beyond I think if you weren’t attracting audiences new people to chess there wouldn’t have the queens gambit series there wouldn’t be the same growth for other youtube channels if I saw hikaru streaming before this channel I would’ve hated chess the competitive sport I love chess the art

  • Dear agad u can say how many however u like i can listen to u all day ❤️

  • "If no charity business occurs"

  • Great explanation...

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  • Who is the boss that agadmator referring to?

  • I love that last move f6.

  • Morphy gave his opponent the bird

  • The good stuff.

  • "If you guys want to start calling it that, that's cool." Fuck yeah I'll start calling it that bro

  • 12:26

  • Hey, great video as usual Antonio. I don’t know if you’ll read this but it would be great if you could cover the 1999 Kasparov vs The World game played between Kasparov and literally the whole world as I thought it was a pretty historic moment in chess. #Suggestion

    • Also to add on this: Kasparov once said it is the most important game that he’s ever played.

  • 11:25 nice rap

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    • 2020 alrady: watch 2 ads à 30 sec with no option to skip... I cant watch youtube anymore without adblocker

  • At this point, I can already hear Morphy exclaiming in Thor's voice, "Bring me Staunton!!"