8 Years Waiting for Revenge || Morphy vs Löwenthal (1858)

Publicerades den 2 sep 2020
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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 Johann Jacob Loewenthal
Morphy - Loewenthal (1858), London ENG, rd 2, Jul-20
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)
1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. Bc4 Bf3 6. Qf3 Nf6 7. b4 Bb6 8. d3 Nbd7 9. f5 Qe7 10. g4 h6 11. Ke2 c6 12. g5 hg5 13. Bg5 d5 14. Bb3 Qd6 15. Nd2 a5 16. ba5 Ra5 17. h4 Nh5 18. Nf1 Nc5 19. Bc2 Rb5 20. Bc1 de4 21. de4 Rb2 22. Bb2 Nf4 23. Ke1 Ncd3 24. Bd3 Nd3 25. Kd2 Nb2 26. Kc2 Qa3 27. Nd2 Bc7 28. Nb1
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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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  • I don't know why but Morphy seems like to wear a headset.. 😏

  • Morphy Vs Löwenthal is the biggest "how many times do i have to teach you this lesson old man?!" moment in history

  • so morphy was lucky that his oponent did not play rook a3 otherwise his position would be destroyed.

  • Morphy plays Nb1, a great move. Why don't we award him a Morphy's head? Ik it's his head but let's give it to him again. #agadmator

  • Actually Lowenthal had some chances...but definitely overstimated his possibilities.

  • damn that looks like a nice chess set they're playing on in the picture.

  • 5:04 to skip to the start of chess play, bypassing the reading of rules, for a 14m 29s video.

  • 5:21 Defending on E ᶠⁱᵛᵉ

  • “Paul Morphy... expressed the conviction that he had played poorly, rashly; that none of his opponents should have done so well as they did against him.”

  • You should have given Loewenthal a Morphy head, instead. LOL!

  • Hi, agad! FYI "Messrs." is the plural of Mr. (Mister) and is just an abbreviation of the French "messieurs ".

  • Nobody ever won a game by resigning. Why did i never thought about that

  • Genius Morphy 😀

  • Messrs = Messieurs, in french language means Sir/s or Gentlemen.... in plural. As Morphy's seconds Arthur Hay and J. Owens are mentioned with titles: Lord and Reverend, Lowenthal's seconds are Sir Barnes and Sir Oldham.

  • 4:58 do talk about the games as much as you want agad, its what makes your channel the best

  • this is hilarious

  • This the first time I've ever cried with laughter over a Chess video. Please continue to use the Barnes Head in the future I'm dying over here. X'D

  • Meesrs is simply the plural of Mr.

  • Really dislike when a beatiful attack by Löwenthal was not completed properly

  • Looking at the photograph, his backside is slid slightly forward in the seat. As many people over 45 will attest to, this is likely his way of relaxing in such a manner so as to not create fatigue or soreness over the lengthy game.

  • 13:03 Qg4 is also possible. Attacking that g pawn and also trying to fork the bishop or rook.

  • Messrs. is the plural form of Mr. -- Instead of saying Mr. Barnes & Mr. Oldham, they just lumped the two titles together, for Messrs. Barnes & Oldham. This is proper English, but it has become much less common in use in modern times. You don't usually see it unless a firm uses it. But in modern America at least, most major firms with multiple names (like big law firms) just have the names, without titles. The form Messrs. was necessary, because you can't use Mrs., as this has been taken for a married woman, singular. You also pronounced it correctly on your first attempt: "Messers." It is essentially short for the French, Messieurs, but a French pronunciation is not necessary in this instance. I think we can safely assume that our favorite Mr. Barnes is one of the two gentlemen mentioned here, serving as one of Lowenthal's "Seconds;" that would mean he could possibly face Morphy during this match, if Lowenthal had become ill.

  • Whoop, found Ra3!

  • lichess.org/FGWfmz8F/white One of the better games I have played.kindly rate this and areas of improvement..

  • I thought Lowenthal would win

  • Staunton and Morphy are waiting a couple of years so they can use a Civil War Chess Set from Franklin Mint.

  • ♂dungeon master ♂

  • 12:15 hence the baren's head😂😂😂😂 Mad man attacker 😂😂😂

  • I'm not a chess player but I enjoy the history. Thanks.

  • 2:36 “and uh, Old Ham” lol

  • Someone call @agadmatorino 5:22

  • Imagine playing engine-like moves for £100. (Compared today)

  • After seeing Tal beside the featured photo, It kinda creeps me out now haha 0:58

  • Staunton - shamelessly ducking opponents before it was cool.

  • Nice vid

  • "Hence , the Barnes Head " ❤️

  • Morphy😘😘👏

  • 5 minutes waste 😂😂😂

  • #suggestion J Reinisch vs Karel Traxler (1890): First game with the Traxler counter attack

    • I believe Morphy has played the traxler/fried liver variation before,but I'm not able to place the opponent. I shall check out and give you a reference though if I can.

  • I cant believe the coincidence... I did a barnes-head rook sac yesterday (and ofc lost the game... Moral of the story dont sac rooks for no reason. unless youre nepo)

  • Tal got his color back

  • they should have played chess 960

  • What’s his shirt say? “ I have the best...(?)

  • poor rook on h8:/

  • #suggestion chess evolution: bishops and knights can move one square in any direction like the king, as an in between move, but without capturing (must be to a vacant square). To allow the bishops to swap colours, the knights to remanoeuvre, and thus increase their potency as pieces.

    • Or perhaps as a superpower, similar to queening a pawn, a achieved when a bishop or knight reaches its opposite square could be a8 and h8 for the bishops, c8 and f8 for the knights.

  • A bit too much Morphy................?

  • I like how he says "furder adieu". Instead of further.

  • “Messrs” means more than one Monsieur taken from the French which refers to the the same concept on English, referring to more than one person politely

  • or maybe lewanthal cares about his back (bad posture) and sits always straight..

  • Please upload video of Chris Owens vs mohuschander bannerjee

  • Spassky vs. Bronstein, 1960 (from russia with love) Edit: A video about this has already been made senewss.info/slow/oNColcqAftquoJE/video

    • Yes I've watched that game. Spassky was fantastic.

  • i hate life since all discoveries are nasty... :'(

  • Larsen-Petrosian, 1966 (Sherlock vs. Moriarty) Edit: Already done senewss.info/slow/qrDLiZaAp9aqr9g/video

  • #suggestion Kasparov vs. the World, 1999

  • Hence the Barns' head lmao 😂

  • Well that escalated quickly lol these “completely winning” moments are truly evolving

  • #suggestion bialas vs ulhmann

  • “Loewenthal is in a hurry to finish the attack but there is no way of finishing it because the attack doesn’t exist, hence the barnes’ head” laughed out really hard on this one😂 I really like barnes for his crazy attacks.

  • 5:21 what?

  • #suggestion samay raina and vaibhav vs sagar shah

  • I find this funny because Lowenthall versed Paul Charles Morphy when he was a kid (I think so I forgot but it’s just a comment)

  • Morphy: *gives Loewenthal a winning position* Loewenthal: pulls uno reverse card

  • "If you move the queen you lose the knight " Me : this will be easily winning for white. (the rap got stuck in my head)

  • Agadmator videos are used for "Learning Individual Speaking Styles for Accurate Lip to Speech Synthesis". I think this is a good choice. openaccess.thecvf.com/content_CVPR_2020/papers/Prajwal_Learning_Individual_Speaking_Styles_for_Accurate_Lip_to_Speech_Synthesis_CVPR_2020_paper.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3aF22icNtfSAPqCzzUoLEf3nZxOVZXdZtZIq8InOaZZ5DyhoiR0oldZWg

  • "I will only read one small paragraph" ... Proceeds to read the entire book... :D

  • Hey agadmator I’m a huge fan of yours and you really inspired me to pursue chess, I’d really appreciate it if you could analyze a miniature I played on lichess. It is a rapid 10 + 0 minute game. 1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. d4 e6 5. h3 Bh5 6. Be2 Bb4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 dxe4 9. Ne5 Bxe2 10. Qxe2 Nf6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Rb1 Qa5 13. O-O Rb8 14. Bxf6 Nxf6 15. Nxc6 And it was in this position that my opponent resigned that game :)

  • #suggestion Sokolov - Kasparov, World Cup, Reykjavik, 1988 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 e6 7. Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Kh1 Qc7 10. a4 Nc6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Bg1 Rb8 13. Bf3 Bd7 14. Nb3 b6 15. g4 Bc8 16. g5 Nd7 17. Bg2 Bf8 18. Qf3 Na5 19. Nd2 Bb7 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qh3 Rbc8 22. f5 Ne5 23. fxe6 fxe6 24. Rf4 Qe7 25. Raf1 Bg7 26. Rh4 Bh8 27. Bd4 Nac4 28. Nxc4 Rxc4 29. Be3 Rcc8 30. Bc1 b5 31. axb5 axb5 32. Rhf4 b4 33. Na2 Ba6 34. Rd1 b3 35. cxb3 Be2 36. Rd2 Qxg5 37. Qe3 Bh5 38. Rf8+ Rxf8 39. Qxg5 Ng4 40. Nc3 Be5 41. h3 Bf4 42. Qe7 Rce8 43. Qd7 Ne3 44. Rf2 1-0 Kasparov loses the queen after move 37 and plays on. Engines seem to like 37 ... Nd3 playing on white's back rank issues.

  • you did barnes so dirty, destroyed in seconds

  • I don't comment often. Morphy seemed to always wait for some small weakness in the mid-game. Then it is all over as he took some obvious advantage and erases his opponent.

  • Hahah The attack doesn't exist, hence the Barnes head😂😂.

  • Due to my defective headphones, I heard dungeon master

  • The page says 100 pounds.!

  • Is it just me or did it feel like morohy’s opponent defeated himself here?

  • I think you should incorporate some visual tech to aid people with hearing disability. Maybe changing the colors of board and pieces when the moves are your own comments to differentiate them from the game’s moves etc.

  • Chess would still be boring if not for you dude. You honestly deserve a statute bro

  • #suggestion Max Euwe vs Harry Golombek 1938 (1-0) Euwe plays Nimzo Indian. Beautiful game, especially the ending.

  • On TV: The Discovery Channel! On SEnewss: The Nasty Discoveries Channel!

  • Ty .. enjoyed it very much. Have an excellent day as well.

  • Lowenthal: I look down my nose at you, young Morphy. Morphy: You do that, sir, while I look up your next of kin.

  • Bring game Steinitz x Barnes

  • Please show the possible way for 8 queens stand at a board without crossing each other..

  • Game starts at 4:59 You're welcome

  • I rocked the Morphy hairstyle for a while.

  • zasto se mjenja slika lovrensova

  • 12:56 does h3 work?

  • "Very short" he said 😂😂

  • Sigh...intro was 5 mins long

  • 4:22 That's like us mere mortals losing to the 12 year old Magnus in the Carlsen Chess app & then jumping at the chance to play again thinking we're going to exact revenge on the 20 year old Magnus. Yeah.... about that.....

  • Heard somewhere that head size is directly linked to intelligence. And Morphys head looks enormous in that picture playing Löwenthal. Or maybe its just that glorious hairstyle.

  • I still stink as a chess player but the number of times I get the pause the video move now is far far higher than when I first started following this channel.

  • #suggestion --- This short and sweet Hand and Brain-game by Magnus Carlsen that ends with a ridiculous number of pieces and pawns intact on the board :D senewss.info/slow/mMWVbpVin5KzrKI/video

  • Barnes: "How are you going to deal with this challenge from Morphy?" Staunton: "I'm going to beat him at 5-D chess!" Barnes: "??? 5-D chess ???" Staunton: "That's right: dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge!" ... there's a joke you can tell your friends at the bar or at the library.

  • I think this "Barnes head", although hilarious, is not fair to the great Barnes. His attacks were not such delusional, forcing Morphy to trade Queens and go for endgames, and reaching equal positions in many games

  • #suggestion Magnus in hand & brain senewss.info/slow/mMWVbpVin5KzrKI/video

  • Game starts at 5:07

  • I find it hard to believe people actually dressed like that in 1858.

  • Awesome Game! Thank you

  • I wonder how long each player took to move since Morphy is known to be a quick player. Sorry if he mentioned it and I missed it.

  • "Messers" is the plural of Mr. It wasn't used with the other pair of seconds as one was a Rev.

  • The match starts at 5:06 Thanks me later😂