Chess Rule #1 - NEVER PLAY f6!

Publicerades den 11 nov 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 Henry Edward Bird
Casual Game (1858), London ENG, Aug-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. d4 ed4 7. cd4 Bb6 8. O-O d6 9. d5 Na5 10. e5 Nc4 11. Qa4 Bd7 12. Qc4 de5 13. Ne5 Qf6 14. Nd7 Kd7 15. Qg4 Ke8 16. Bg5 Qg6 17. Nc3 Nf6 18. Rae1 Kf8 19. Qb4 Kg8 20. Bf6 Qf6 21. Ne4 Qg6 22. Kh1 h5 23. f4 h4 24. f5 Qh5 25. Rf4 f6 26. Nf6 gf6 27. Rg4 Qg4 28. Qg4 Kf8 29. Re6 Rh6 30. Qf4 Kg7 31. Re7
Materials used in research:
Paul Morphy: Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson
The Genius Of Paul Morphy by Chris Ward
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  • what's en passant kinda new here

  • #saga Rubenstein saga

  • Mikhail Zhvanetsky RIP.

  • I'd really like to know if Bird used his Bird Opening in the game where he defeated Morphy.

  • Can anyone help me get the continuation after Qxa1, Re1+ and knight blocking with Ne7.

  • See the game Geller-Euwe from the 1951 World Tournament! Leipzig brilliant defense!

  • It's amazing how your English has improved since 2018. A lot more smoother

  • ...congratulations on punishing this f6 insolence idea. I'm no chess player, but this is pure GOLD

  • I never understand why these ppl get into these very sharp games with morphy

  • "I always play f6 when I beat Morphy!" - The Madman Mr. Barnes

  • Finegold approves.👍

  • What I like the most is how you explain the logic behind the possible moves. Fantastic videos

  • "Morphy doesn't care, morphy plays what morphy wants." -Agadmator 2020

  • So after f6, knight captures, pawn captures and then check with rook to g4.... Does black take the rook instead of block the check by moving queen to g5?

  • What hapend 6:18

  • #suggestion Can you analyse the game between anish giri and hikaru during the live stream where hikaru sacrificed the queen for content but anish premoved and missed the queen. The game was really interesting and funny. :D

  • 5:12 Knight captures on d5 and King captures on d5 is wrong 😂

  • Morphy ignored the engine line?

  • Watching throughout the video gives me the anxiety that Morphy didn't actually play the Evan's gambit

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  • Every match I've seen Paul Morphy evan's gambit he wins... well every match I see Paul he usually wins lol

  • Roller coaster of emotions before the two minute mark

  • this man always sorry about that lool are you acting

  • Just follow the game, you get to side track of what you could do. Just tell us what happened.

  • Morphy plays what Morphy wants 👑

  • "Never play f6" - an infamous quote by Ben Finegold.

  • Ben finegold would be proud

  • What is en passant? Is that an actual move you can do?

  • Nope dislike.... In my book f3 and f6 are the most important moves.... I wont say why cause I don't want to share my secret

  • gm Finegold likes this video

  • Oh man, he really took the f6 bait 😲

  • He plays Schrödinger's Gambit...

  • Bird really looks like a bird of some sort

  • And once again Morphy flips Staunton the Bird!

  • Ben Finegold!

  • I play kings Gambit every time I want to trade Bishop's at the soon as possible opportunity

  • Dutch players: what about f5?

  • Staunton was an asshole :) After all, he is THE reason chess clocks were invented.

  • I actually found the move like wtf🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

  • Re7! The pig reigns. LoL.

  • Morphy is Tal from another century

  • Damn shame that Cr1tikal was such an asshole to Ben Finegold when he slated him in that video, attempting to be some new proponent for chess while insulting a man who has hundreds of lectures in the game for free online. He had no context to Finegolds sense of humour at all.

  • Reaches down and to his right, and says “sorry about that”.

  • Me at 1:28 - "YES!!!" Me at 1:35 - "Aww..." Me at 1:41 - "YES!!!"

  • Writing on the chess board is not very professional.When all this started?So now you cannot see all the pieces.

  • If I was Staunton I would be so intimidated at this point.

  • Is it just me or has the interface become a little smoother

  • Hmmm... I really should try this Any move in one of my games. But before I try this I still have to find the Any Key on my Keyboard...

  • The E word! 😂😂

  • And it was in this position on Move 1 that Mr. Barnes resigned the game after playing 1f6 :)

  • Why does he always do the "sorry bout that reaching to the floor thing" in the beginning of almost ALL of his video's????

  • agadmator even memed the evans gambit meme itself this time evanception what a great guy


  • I like how the black bishop stayed in the same place for like 25 moves

  • OOOH the roller coaster of emotions wasn't sure if he was joking or not then I realized he wasn't got so excited EVAN'S GAMBIIIIIT

  • Probably, it was already answered, but I never saw that answer earlier. Anyway, why do we have stars against certain donors?

  • Chess Rule 1 :- Never Play Chess if Agadmator misses ' Hello everyone' and captures.

  • Wow very nice game

  • I found Rg4 instead of Nf6+ at 10.01 If Qf4/Kh7/any other random move, then Nf6 wins If Qh6, then Rg6 wins If Kf7, Nf6 wins(threatens mate on e7 and the queen)

  • Morphy is smurfing

  • Can anyone solve this please ?

  • You should add goodstaff tag

  • #suggestion yesterday Levon missed mate in 1 against Nepo. i dont remember which game it was, but something between 15-20 games

  • Morphy: Plays whatever Morphy wants Engine: sounds of seizures

  • 5:12 QxR no good?

  • Can you analize this pls? Edit: Btw its 64 moves! 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h3 c6 5. Nc3 d6 6. d4 Bg7 7. g3 fxg3 8. Bxg5 Bf6 9. Bf4 Bh4 10. Bg2 Be7 11. Qe2 b5 12. e5 d5 13. Qd2 h5 14. h4 Nd7 15. Ne2 b4 16. Nxg3 Nf8 17. O-O-O a5 18. Ng5 Bg4 19. Rdf1 a4 20. Qf2 b3 21. a3 Qb6 22. Nxf7 Rh7 23. Ng5 Bxg5 24. Bxg5 Ne6 25. c3 Kd7 26. Nxh5 Rf8 27. Nf6+ Nxf6 28. Bxf6 Qb5 29. Qg3 Be2 30. Rf2 Qd3 31. Qxd3 Bxd3 32. Kd2 Bc2 33. Rhf1 Re8 34. Bh3 Kc7 35. Bxe6 Rxe6 36. Bg5 Re8 37. Rf7+ Rxf7 38. Rxf7+ Kb6 39. h5 Rg8 40. e6 Re8 41. e7 Kc7 42. Bh6 c5 43. dxc5 Kc6 44. Bg5 Kd7 45. Rf8 Rxe7 46. Bxe7 Kxe7 47. Ra8 Kf6 48. c6 Kg7 49. c7 Bf5 50. Rxa4 Bc8 51. Ra5 d4 52. cxd4 Bd7 53. Ra8 Bf5 54. c8=Q Bxc8 55. Rxc8 Kf6 56. a4 Kf5 57. a5 Kg5 58. a6 Kf5 59. a7 Kf6 60. a8=Q Kf5 61. Qc6 Kg4 62. Rg8+ Kf4 63. Qg6 Kf3 64. Qf5# 1-0

  • 5:12 Why cant u capture the rook on A1?

  • That double joke about Evan's Gambit! We blundered

  • double bluff by Agad and I fell for it, well played!!!

  • d

  • "I know your already allergic to F6" That sums up how I feel about it 🤣🤣

  • Morphy makes chess look very simple.

  • this time you got me laugh with the Evans gambit ear worm

  • Please try to make videos of 10mins.

  • agadmator playing mind games 😆

  • Paul Charles Morphy, the honey badger of chess, plays whatever Morphy wants to play.

  • Morphy was a beast! He looks so child like . Like most Cereal killers.

  • Evan’s Gambit declines between two engines: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.b5 Na5 6.Nxe5 Nh6 7.d4 d6 8.Bxh6 dxe5 9.Bxg7 Rg8 10.Bxf7+ Kxf7 11.Bxe5 Qg5 12.Nd2 Qg4 13.c4 c5 14.d5 Qxd1+ 15.Rxd1 a6 16.O-O axb5 17.cxb5 h6 18.Rc1 Bh3 19.Bg3 Bg4 20.Rfe1 Rgd8 21.Bf4 Bd7 22.Bxh6 Kg6 23.Be3 Be8 24.Bxc5 Bxc5 25.Rxc5 Rdc8 26.Rec1 Rxc5 27.Rxc5 b6 28.Rc7 Bxb5 29.f4 Bd3 30.Kf2 Bb5 31.Ke3 Kh6 32.g4 Rb8 33.e5 Rd8 34.Ne4 Rxd5 35.Nf6 Nc4+ 36.Ke4 Rxe5+ 37.fxe5 Nb2 38.h4 Nd1 39.Kf4 Bd7 40.Rxd7 Nc3 41.g5+ Kg6 42.h5#

  • [Me vs a GM] GM: "why isn't he resigining? it's a checkmate in 5.." Me: (contiuniung to play random "normal" moves, cause I don't see a checkmate)

  • Paul Morphy (and Vassily Ivanchuk) is/are incredibly fun to watch. Both are super original players who always seem to have a trick up their sleeve. Granted, I suck at chess though, so what do I know lol?

  • I knew you were going to make the Evan's Gambit joke when the giuoco piano was on the board, and I chuckled knowingly when you did. And then you pulled the rug out from underneath me... well played, sir.

  • Agad: He goes for Evan's Gambit... No i'm just kidding. He goes for c3... I'm kidding again, the Evan's Gambit is on the board... Or is it? Feel free to pause the video and decide whether Morphy goes for it in this game while I give you a couple of seconds. People: *Confused screaming*

  • Dang it I was fooled twice, it’s fine I’ll get over it.... maybe in two years

  • Morphy or Fischer, who is the strongest player

  • agadmator is an asshole alsways evan evans evans

  • So I thought never play F6 was about that horsey one in the beginning, but it turns out to be a caution against the porn.

  • This series is better than any tv series...

  • Thanks for honoring quote above the board!

  • Can someone explain to me why he likes the Evan's Gambit so much? I am a chess noob so I may have been missing something major.

  • Double reverse Evans Gambit joke in this video. Awesome!

  • For a second i thought ok Morphy does not know the evans gambit, but then got tricked

  • No fools on April.

  • Nope. I’m kidding again 🤣🤣🤣

  • We want a web series called Murphy The Murphy, hit like if you wants

  • It's a pity Agadmator didn't spot the awesome coincidence while mentioning the contributors to his channel..

  • Love from India ❤️

  • How in the world does something of Bird’s strength miss Nxf6+. It’s the most glaringly obvious move in the position after f6 imo.

  • Allergic to F6 and Double bluff on the Evan's Gambit. Agadmator rocks :)

  • Morphy clipped Bird’s wings

  • These are fun games