Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me || Morphy vs Löwenthal (1858)

Publicerades den 3 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 4, Jul-23
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)
1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. c3 Bg4 5. Be2 Bf3 6. Bf3 Nc6 7. b4 Bb6 8. b5 Nce7 9. d4 ef4 10. Bf4 Ng6 11. Be3 Nf6 12. Nd2 O-O 13. O-O h6 14. a4 c6 15. Qe2 Re8 16. Qd3 d5 17. e5 Nd7 18. Bh5 Re6 19. a5 Bc7 20. Rf7 Kf7 21. Qf5 Ke7 22. Bg6 Qg8 23. Bf2 Ne5 24. de5 Rf8 25. Bc5 Kd8 26. Bf8 Re5 27. Qf2 Qe6 28. b6 ab6 29. ab6 Qg6 30. bc7 Kc7 31. Rb1
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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  • "Nobody ever won a chess game by resigning" Mikhail Tal: hold my wife

  • Help your Pieces so they can help you 👌👌👌 Very nice game by Paul Morphy.

  • “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.”

  • I'm finally caught up with the Morphy saga!

  • Bishop c5 nice move

  • I found the exchange, did not calculated it though Nxe5, Its a game of space, space advantage

  • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • morphy going for the bongcloud before the bongcloud was cool

  • #suggestion Do you consider covering Smother Nature? Pretty short game but I like the smothered mate at the end.

  • morphy is still the best

  • Does either knight xe5 move work?

    • Nevermind I only watched the rest of the vid now

  • SEnewss chess you make asome videos

  • Thanx for all you do. Can you do a video featuring Kotov for whom the Kotov Syndrome is named?

  • I dislike your videos only after u say that annoying 'sorry about that'

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • Hey Morphy, Lucy from the Peanuts called. She wants her hair style back.

  • Love your channel, thank you! Although feeling a little distracted by the smiley face....

  • History of chess video.

  • Me “Re6 looks pretty good Agadmator “Re6 actually loses on the spot” Me “crap”

  • Morphy square!

  • The history of chess....

  • Hey agad, quick question. I really like that you've added the "as of now, this position has never been reached again," but when you do that for completely new positions in modern chess, you throw in little tidbits like, "Svidler had this position in 2012 against Aronian and..." I would love to know about the reverse too. Like, "as late as 1957, X had this position against Y, but generally later players have played such and such improvement instead."

  • You need to award Morphy a Morphy head

  • Loewnthatl has some flaw in his thinking: "I lost to this upstart when he was 12, now that he has eight more years of experience, I'm sure I can beat him soundly!"

  • so he was founder of Lowenthal Sicilian

  • I don't get it. He lost against Morphy while Morphy was still 12 years old. Then how could he hope to revenge against 20 years old Morphy? Doesn't it already sound much more harder? I don't get it.

  • hey guys if you play chess on the phone tell which level are you ,? i just passed the candidate master and still feel like shit making stupid blunders gt any tips ,?

  • Thank you for the Saga

  • plz show maghsoodloo vs anand ,s game in fide olypmiad 2020 online #suggestion

  • I'm always wondering who would win if this 2 monster face each other at their very prime? Yes I'm talking about Morphy Vs Tal. Seems like im going to give my vote to Tal.

  • If don't win at 12 yoy ain't winnin now

  • mate, there are at least 3.2k people LOCKED IN to this absolutely epic chess saga: show all the games!

  • #suggestion the birsbane bombshell. Played between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. First relevant use of the Gary gambit. Crazy positional pasterpiece.

  • For those who just want to enjoy the show... congratulations on finding the move...

  • No role modelz J cole anyone?

  • That defensive idea, i found it in an instant and I just can't even that it was right

  • Hello everyone!

  • 3:02 Now preaparing a5 which is very nice threat as a bishop will be trapped. New rap-rhyme incoming.

  • i had found rook to e6 :(

  • Wait, why did the quote above change?

  • Can anyone explain? Why white rook on B1 not captured by Black queen.? Instead of resigning.

  • Alpha zero vs stokfish please

  • 9:00 play bishop captures g5 and use the bishop to block check. I can't find a checkmate if black defends like this.

  • Morphy trounced his opponent!

  • Why have I never seen you give Morphy a Morphy head

  • #suggestion did you ever do this game? Geza Maroczy vs Savielly Tartakower "Geza Stripped" Teplitz-Schönau (1922)

  • 7:50 why not simply capture with bishop the a5 pawn?

  • What does he means wheb he says he was awarded barns head? I didnt really get that one...

  • Agadmator is white in colour

  • I want to see the 90 move game!

  • hahahaha "welcome back to the good stuff!" hahaha I love it!

  • Morphys kings gambit games look like today's queens gambit games. They were so scared to take morphys pawn

  • Please more games of old. Not all the old players on record are famous but dig around agadmator you can find some very very brilliant tactics sifting though older games that begs the question just how strong were some of those players back then? Ofc Paul Morphy is an icon in chess tactics but keep looking at other players. You’ll be pleasantly surprised the educational values that can be gotten from many more old games

  • 4:45 Agadmator does a nice name lift.

  • Agadmators video titles are very very catchy and attractive

  • Morphy with A5 Sorcery, Or the Morphy Sauce.

  • "It's very thorough, very detailed... if you guys are into that." We're agadmator fans. Of course we're into very thorough and detailed!

  • Loewenthal's revenge isn't going so well.

  • Thanks Parkinson's guy, I love yo vids man! I just hate the shakes, hehehehe.

  • Agadmator is Number 1 at what he does, charming, modest, informative, and concise.

  • #quote "Chess grips its exponent, shackling the mind and brain" - Albert Einstein

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • Why haven't you done a Fischer saga yet?

  • Killing me with that suspense! Jeez, man. lol

  • We are missing TAL .

  • Please start some TAL game again !!

  • Before I continue on with the video, I'd love to see Morphy grinding for the win. I learn some valuable endgame lessons from your videos, and I find the techniques old players like Morphy used to be particularly enlightening for me, being but a wee player in the 1500's.

  • is it just me or when he said "it never happened again" its not the right way to put it? Because how can he predict the future? I would suggest to- It never happened before. Correct me if I'm wrong? Thanks :)

  • “For those of you who just want to enjoy the show, congratulations” finally!

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • How morphy find these deep engine #goat

  • Morphy head - brilliant attack Barnes head - flailing attack Loewenthal head - persistence in the face of certain defeat.

  • That game was amazing! I always feel like Morphy opponents just make a fatal mistake or two that he capitalizes on. But this was solid brilliance.

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  • ...please bring Barnes x Steinitz

  • why wouldn't i want to watch a 90 move grind agad, please tell me why i wouldn't want da grind

  • Morphy is best

  • ouch

  • 0:00 Hello everyone 0:02 The Good Stuff 0:19 A bit of a snooze-fest 0:42 Barnes head 0:51 Very nice article 1:21 Let's get back to the match 1:44 King's Evans 2:34 Never happened again 2:55 Castles castles 3:12 Develops the queen, connects the rooks 3:48 10:17 Nice rook lift 3:59 6:17 Give you a couple of seconds 4:11 4:45 6:28 Enjoy the show 4:24 Sorry about that 4:31 _Sorry sorry_ about that 4:41 11:31 11:46 So yeah 6:06 Loses the game on the spot 6:56 Double attack 9:24 Completely winning 10:10 agadmator rap 11:10 It was in this position 11:15 Nothing more to be done 12:03 Morphy saga

    • You forget the mailman is in my house

    • you should also include the timestamps of the "however" he constantly says.

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

    • Or is it????

    • Where is captures captures. ?

  • For the first time I found the move and then for the second time I thought I found it until agadmator said but before that play a5.

    • You should check out @madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • "Sorry about that" **fixes something under desk**

  • These games are very silly. How on earth they are supposed to improve one's level in chess?!

  • I found the Rook captures, but not the preliminary move to force the Bishop back; and that one shows Morphy's genius!

  • Seeing Morphy grind out in endgames is interesting

  • Frankly, I think Morphy handicapped himself intentionally in the previous game by overextending in the center. Like you said, he showed no respect for Lowenthal

  • Show us the morphy's 90-move win with black please

    • You should check out @madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • SHOW THE GRIND PLEASE I know people dislike grindy games but they are the best proove of human creativity

    • You should check out @madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • I would very much like to see a 90 move game of Morphy's through your channel!!!!

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • He defeated himself 😂

  • The game continued for quite awhile after rook to e7 "loses on the spot."

  • Castles Castles sounds like a great name for a rap song

  • Why you always show a game that morphy win . Isn't there a game that morphy lose

  • Spoliers! agadmator: ...its Rxf7... Me: Yes I got one! have to play a5 first... Me: shoot!


  • I want the 90-moves snoozefest!!!

    • You should check out madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • More good stuff.

  • Particularly good video in my opinion man. I liked how you tried to build that suspense a little.

  • Was queen h4 better than Re6?

  • Congratulations Paul, you're an excellent attacker of chess.

    • You should check out @madquickchess streamer on twitch.

  • #Quote: "I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” -Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

    • pretty sure I've already seen that quote in one of his videos, can't remember which one tho

  • You want Edits? Well, I don't. Sorry about that, but not really. #Legend

  • Sorry about that

  • 2:54 And in this position, not the standard 'captures captures' but a completely new move was played and that is 'castles castles'

    • @Spliffie Bee Well maybe not a completely new move but a much less common variation

    • You haven't been an excellent subscriber for long, don't you?

  • 10:08 Rhymes is unavoidable.