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descriptionMorphy-Steinitz match simulation EmptyMorphy-Steinitz match simulation

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In the first game, Morphy chooses Evans' gambit. After 20 moves the position seemed balanced and the king's move to h8 safe, but white ingeniously developed his forces and black faced defeat. Morphy defeats Steinitz in his own style.

[pgn]
[Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C52"]
[Annotator ",Kom"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4
Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O dxc3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. Bg5 Qg6 10. Nxc3 Bxc3 11.
Qxc3 Nge7 12. Bxe7 Kxe7 13. e5 Re8 14. Bd3 Qh6 15. Rae1 Kf8 16. Re4 g6 17. Rfe1
Qg7 18. Qc1 Kg8 19. h4 h6 20. R1e3 Kh8 (20... Kf8 21. Nh2 Re6 22. Bc4 d6 23.
Bxe6 Bxe6 24. exd6 cxd6 25. Qb1 Rb8 26. Rf4 g5 27. Ra4 a5 28. Qb6 Qa1+ 29. Nf1
Kg7 30. Rg3 Qc1 31. hxg5 hxg5 32. Rh4 Rc8 33. f4 g4 34. Qf2 Qc5 35. Ne3 Nd4 36.
Kh2 Kf8 37. f5 Nxf5 38. Rh8+ Ke7 39. Rh5 Kd7 40. Qb2 Qb4 41. Qxb4 axb4 42. Rxf5
Bxf5 43. Nxf5 Rc5 44. Nd4 Rh5+ 45. Kg1 Ra5 46. Rb3 Rxa2 47. Rxb4 Rd2 48. Kh2 b5
49. Nb3 Rd5 50. Rxg4 Kc6 51. Rf4) 21. h5 g5 22. Nxg5 hxg5 23. h6 Qf8 24. Rg3 d5
25. Qxg5 f5 26. Rh4 Nxe5 27. Qg7+ Qxg7 28. hxg7+ Kg8 29. Rh8+ Kf7 30. Rxe8 Kxe8
31. g8=Q+ 1-0[/pgn]

Simulation assumptions: see Fischer-Karpov match
Morphy accuracy ~80%
Steinitz accuracy ~75%

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Second game. Steinitz tries the Ruy-Lopez. Morphy chooses the Berlin defense.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C65"]
[PlyCount "87"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5
5. c3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. Nbd2 dxe4 8. dxe4 Qe7 9. b4 Bd6 10. a3 a5 11. Rb1 Rd8
12. Re1 Be6 13. Qc2 h6 14. h3 axb4 15. cxb4 Nd7 16. Nb3 Na7 17. Bf1 Nc6 18. Bb2
Nb6 19. Re3 Kh8 20. Bb5 Na7 21. Be2 Nc6 22. Rd1 Rdc8 23. Nbd2 f6 24. Nc4 Nxc4
25. Bxc4 Bxc4 26. Qxc4 Qe8 27. Qe2 Qh5 28. Rc3 Nd8 29. Qc2 Rcb8 30. Bc1 Ne6 31.
Be3 Bf8 32. Rd5 Ra6 33. Kh2 Rba8 34. Rxc7 Nxc7 35. Qxc7 b5 36. Rxb5 Qe8 37. Rd5
Rxa3 38. b5 R3a5 39. Nh4 Rxb5 40. Ng6+ Qxg6 41. Rxb5 Qxe4 42. Rb7 Kh7 43. Qf7
Qg6 44. Qd7 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

Third game. Again Evans gambit, but Steinitz chooses to retreat the bishop on c5. A long and sharp battle.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C51"]
[PlyCount "173"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4
Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. O-O d6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Bd3 Ne7 11. h3
O-O 12. Rb1 Nac6 13. Bc2 Bd7 14. Kh1 Rc8 15. Ne2 Qe8 16. Re1 Ng6 17. Ng3 f6 18.
Qd3 Kh8 19. Bd2 Rd8 20. Kh2 Qf7 21. Bb3 Qe8 22. Bc3 Na5 23. Bc2 Ba4 24. Bxa4
Qxa4 25. h4 Nc6 26. h5 Nge7 27. Ne2 g5 28. hxg6 Nxg6 29. Rb5 Qxa2 30. Rh1 Rd7
31. g3 Rg7 32. Bd2 Rff7 33. Kg2 Nce7 34. Nc3 Qe6 35. Rbh5 c5 36. Bh6 Rg8 37.
Na4 Re8 38. Bc1 Kg8 39. Qc2 Qg4 40. d5 Ba5 41. Nb2 b5 42. Nd1 b4 43. Qa4 Ref8
44. R5h4 Nxh4+ 45. Rxh4 Qc8 46. Qxa5 Ng6 47. Bh6 Qc7 48. Qa4 Qd7 49. Qa1 Nxh4+
50. Nxh4 Re8 51. f3 Qb5 52. Nf5 b3 53. Qb2 Rb8 54. Bf4 Qd3 55. Nh6+ Kg7 56. Ne3
Qa6 57. Nef5+ Kg6 58. Nxf7 Qa2 59. Bc1 Kxf7 60. Nxd6+ Ke7 61. Nf5+ Kd7 62. Ne3
a5 63. Kf1 Qxb2 64. Bxb2 Rb4 65. Ke1 a4 66. Ng4 f5 67. exf5 Kd6 68. Ne3 Ke7 69.
Nd1 h5 70. Kd2 h4 71. gxh4 Rxh4 72. Kd3 Rh2 73. Ba3 Ra2 74. Bxc5+ Ke8 75. d6
Ra1 76. Nc3 a3 77. f6 b2 78. d7+ Kxd7 79. f7 a2 80. f8=Q b1=Q+ 81. Kc4 Qf1+ 82.
Kd5 Qd3+ 83. Bd4 Qg6 84. Qf6 Qxf6 85. Bxf6 Rf1 86. Nxa2 Rxf3 87. Bd4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

Fourth game. Another variant of the Berlin defense.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.20"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[PlyCount "90"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O
Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. d4 Ne8 10. c4 Bf6 11.
Re1 d5 12. cxd5 Qxd5 13. Be3 Be6 14. Nc3 Qd7 15. Ne4 Bd5 16. Nc5 Qc8 17. Bf4 c6
18. Be2 Nc7 19. Bg4 Be6 20. Nxe6 Nxe6 21. Bd6 Rd8 22. Be5 Bxe5 23. Rxe5 Qd7 24.
Bxe6 fxe6 25. Qe2 Qxd4 26. Rxe6 h6 27. Re7 b6 28. Re1 Rd6 29. h3 c5 30. Rb7 Kh8
31. Qf3 Rg8 32. Qc3 a6 33. Ree7 b5 34. Qxd4 cxd4 35. Kf1 Rc8 36. Rec7 Rxc7 37.
Rxc7 d3 38. Rc1 Kh7 39. Rd1 Kg6 40. f3 Kf5 41. Kf2 h5 42. h4 d2 43. g3 Ke5 44.
Ke2 Rg6 45. Kf2 Rd6 1/2-1/2[/pgn]











1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ - - - - - - - - - -
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ - - - - - - - - - -

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Fifth game. A King's gambit performed by Morphy.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C39"]
[PlyCount "85"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4
g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Nxg4 Nxe4 7. d3 Ng3 8. Bxf4 Qe7+ 9. Be2 Rg8 10. Bxg3 Rxg4 11.
Bf2 Rxg2 12. Nc3 d5 13. Qd2 c6 14. Be3 Be6 15. O-O-O Qc7 16. Rdg1 Rxg1+ 17.
Rxg1 Qh2 18. Bd1 Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 Nd7 20. Ne2 Ne5 21. Nf4 Kd7 22. c3 Be7 23. Nxe6
Kxe6 24. h5 b6 25. Re1 Bh4 26. Rh1 Be7 27. Re1 f6 28. Bf4 Kf5 29. Rf1 Ke6 30.
Rg1 Bd6 31. Bxe5 Bxe5 32. Rg7 Bf4+ 33. Kc2 a5 34. a4 f5 35. Rxh7 Rg8 36. Rb7
Rg2+ 37. Kb1 Rg1 38. Kc2 Be3 39. d4 Rg2+ 40. Kb1 Rg1 41. Kc2 Rg2+ 42. Kb1 Rg1
43. Kc2 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

Sixth game. This time Steinitz chooses Giuoco Piano, but plays main line.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C54"]
[PlyCount "99"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6
5. d4 exd4 6. e5 d5 7. Bb5 Ne4 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be3 O-O 11. h3 Bh5
12. Qc2 Nxc3 13. bxc3 f6 14. exf6 Qxf6 15. Be2 Bg6 16. Qb3 Qd6 17. O-O Be4 18.
Nd2 Bg6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 19. a4 Rae8 20. Qa3 Qxa3 21. Rxa3 Na5 22. Nf3 Bc2 23.
h4 c6 24. Ne5 Bc7 25. f4 g6 26. Ra2 Bb3 27. Rb2 Bxa4 28. h5 a6 29. hxg6 hxg6
30. Rf3 Bxe5 31. dxe5 Bb5 32. Rg3 Kh7 33. Bb6 Bxe2 34. Bxa5 Bb5 35. Rf2 c5 36.
Bc7 Rf7 37. Bd6 d4 38. Rh3+ Kg8 39. g4 Bd7 40. Rfh2 Rg7 41. e6 Bxe6 42. Be5 Kf7
43. Bxg7 Kxg7 44. Rh7+ Kf6 45. cxd4 cxd4 46. Rd2 Bxg4 47. Rxb7 Re4 48. Rb4 Rxf4
49. Rdxd4 Rxd4 50. Rxd4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ - - - - - - - -
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ - - - - - - - -

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7. game. Ruy Lopez, Steinitz defence. White had the advantage, but could not turn it into a victory.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.22"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C62"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[EventDate "2021.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bb5 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bd7 6. Nc3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. Qd2 Nf6 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10.
Bh6 Bxh6 11. Qxh6 Ng4 12. Qd2 c5 13. Nb3 O-O 14. O-O-O a5 15. h3 Ne5 16. f4 Nc4
17. Qd3 Nb6 18. Nd2 Qf6 19. Qg3 Na4 20. Ndb1 Bc6 21. e5 dxe5 22. fxe5 Nxc3 23.
Nxc3 Qe7 24. Rhf1 Rad8 25. Rde1 Rfe8 26. h4 Rd4 27. e6 f5 28. Rxf5 Qd6 29. Qg5
Rxe6 30. Rxe6 Qxe6 31. Re5 Qc4 32. Re1 Qf7 33. h5 Qf2 34. Qe7 gxh5 35. b3 Rd7
36. Qe6+ Rf7 37. Re5 Qf6 38. Qxf6 Rxf6 39. Rxh5 Bxg2 40. Rg5+ Rg6 41. Rxc5 Bf3
42. Rxa5 Kf7 43. Nb1 h5 44. Nd2 Rg1+ 45. Kb2 Bg4 46. a4 h4 47. Nf3 Bxf3 48.
Rf5+ Ke6 49. Rxf3 Rg8 50. a5 Rh8 51. a6 Kd7 52. Rf4 h3 53. a7 h2 54. Rd4+ Kc6
55. Rh4 Ra8 56. Rxh2 Rxa7 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

8. game. Ruy Lopez, Morphy defence, Anderssen Variation. The positional sacrifice of the knight and the blockade of the black bishop. The positional sacrifice of the knight and the blockade of the black bishop. This is similar to the play of the first world champion.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.23"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C77"]
[PlyCount "106"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Nbd2
Bb6 11. Re1 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. Ne4 f6 14. a4 Bf7 15. Bd2 Kh8 16. b4 Qd7 17. Rb1
Bh5 18. Ng3 Bxf3 19. Qxf3 f5 20. d4 e4 21. Nxe4 fxe4 22. Qxe4 Nf6 23. Qh4 Rae8
24. Bg5 Qf7 25. a5 Ba7 26. Rxe8 Rxe8 27. Bxf6 gxf6 28. Rd1 Ne7 29. Re1 c6 30.
g3 Kg8 31. Qh6 Ng6 32. Rxe8+ Qxe8 33. h4 Qf7 34. h5 Ne7 35. Qf4 Nd5 36. Qf5 Kf8
37. Qc8+ Qe8 38. Qb7 Bb8 39. Qxh7 Qf7 40. Qf5 Ne7 41. Qg4 f5 42. Qh4 f4 43. h6
fxg3 44. fxg3 Kg8 45. Bb3 Qxb3 46. h7+ Kh8 47. Qf6+ Kxh7 48. Qxe7+ Kh8 49. Qf8+
Qg8 50. Qh6+ Qh7 51. Qf8+ Qg8 52. Qh6+ Qh7 53. Qf8+ Qg8 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ - - - - - -
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ - - - - - -

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9. game. 7. game. Ruy Lopez, modern Steinitz defence. I think Steinitz lost time by placing the hetman on h3. Morphy showed off his genius by pushing the b-pawn even though the forces on the hetman flank were balanced.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.23"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C87"]
[PlyCount "123"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6
5. c3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 b5 8. Bb3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12.
d5 Nb8 13. Nf1 Nbd7 14. N3h2 Nc5 15. Bc2 c6
16. b4 Ncd7 17. dxc6 Bxc6 18. Ng4 Nxg4 19. hxg4 Nb6 20. Qd3 Rc8 21. Ne3 Bd7 22.
Bb3 Be6 23. Bd2 Qh4 24. g3 Qh3 25. Qe2 Be7 26. Bxe6 fxe6 27. a4 Nxa4 28. c4 Rb8
29. Rec1 Bf8 30. cxb5 axb5 31. Rc6 Qh6 32. Nc4 Qg6 33. Na3 Qf7 34. Rac1 Red8
35. Bg5 Rd7 36. Nxb5 d5 37. Nc7 h6 38. Bd2 dxe4 39. Be3 Qf3 40. Qxf3 exf3 41.
b5 Be7 42. b6 Bd8 43. Kh2 Rb7 44. Na8 Bg5 45. Bxg5 hxg5 46. Rc7 e4 47. Kg1 e5
48. Ra1 Nxb6 49. Rxb7 Rxb7 50. Rb1 Kf7 51. Nxb6 Ke6 52. Kf1 Rc7 53. Re1 Rc6 54.
Na4 Kd5 55. Rd1+ Ke6 56. Nb2 Rc2 57. Rb1 Kd5 58. Nd1 Kd4 59. Rb4+ Kd3 60. Rb5
e3 61. Rd5+ Ke4 62. Nxe3 1-0[/pgn]

10. game. Steinitz plays 1 d4. Dutch defence. Choosing a sharp move 8 e4 gave Steinitz the advantage in the opening. Morphy got caught in the trap.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.24"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A85"]
[PlyCount "100"]

1. d4 f5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 b6 5.
Nh3 Bb7 6. f3 g6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. e4 fxe4 9. fxe4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. O-O Qe7
12. Ng5 Bf5 13. Bf3 Nc6 14. g4 h6 15. Nh3 Bxg4 16. Bxg4 Bxd4+ 17. Kh1 O-O-O 18.
Nf4 Qc5 19. Nd3 Qxc4 20. Bf4 g5 21. Bg3 Rdf8 22. Bf3 e5 23. Rc1 Qe6 24. Re1 Qd6
25. Bg2 h5 26. Nxe5 Bxe5 27. Bxe5 Qxd1 28. Rcxd1 Nxe5 29. Rxe5 Rf2 30. Rxg5
Rxb2 31. a4 Rb3 32. Rg7 Rd8 33. Be4 b5 34. axb5 Rxb5 35. Bd3 Rb6 36. Rh7 c6 37.
Rxh5 Rb4 38. Rh7 a5 39. Bf5 a4 40. Rdxd7 Rxd7 41. Rxd7 Rf4 42. Bh3 Kb8 43. Rd2
a3 44. Be6 c5 45. Kg2 Kc7 46. Kg3 Rd4 47. Rc2 Kd6 48. Ba2 Rb4 49. Rc3 Ra4 50.
h4 c4 1-0[/pgn]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 - - - -
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 - - - -

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11. game. Ruy Lopez, Fianchetto Defence Deferred.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.24"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C60"]
[PlyCount "71"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4
Nge7 5. c3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 O-O 9. h3 b5 10. Bc2 d5 11. e5 f6
12. exf6 Rxf6 13. Be3 Qd6 14. a4 b4 15. Nbd2 Nf5 16. Bxf5 gxf5 17. Bg5 Rg6 18.
Nb3 f4 19. Qd2 Bxh3 20. gxh3 h6 21. Kh2 hxg5 22. Rg1 g4 23. Rxg4 Rxg4 24. hxg4
Qg6 25. Kh3 Re8 26. Re1 Re4 27. Qd3 Qh6+ 28. Kg2 Rxe1 29. Nxe1 Qe6 30. Qd1 f3+
31. Qxf3 Nxd4 32. Nxd4 Bxd4 33. Nc2 Bc5 34. a5 c6 35. b3 Qg6 36. Ne1 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

12. game. Vienna Game, Falkbeer variation, gambit 3 f4.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.25"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C29"]
[PlyCount "132"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. d3 d4 5.
Nce2 exf4 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bxf4 c5 8. Ng3 Bd6 9. Qd2 Bxf4 10. Qxf4 Nc6 11. Be2 Ng4
12. O-O O-O 13. Nh5 Kh7 14. c3 Ne3 15. Rfc1 f5 16. cxd4 cxd4 17. Ne5 Nxe5 18.
Qxe5 Rf7 19. Qf4 Kg8 20. Ng3 fxe4 21. Qxe4 Re7 22. Qf4 Qb6 23. b4 Be6 24. Bf3
Rf8 25. Qe5 Qd8 26. Qc5 Ref7 27. Ne4 Qh4 28. Qd6 Bd5 29. Qg3 Qe7 30. Qd6 Qe8
31. Bh5 Bxe4 32. dxe4 Rd7 33. Bxe8 Rxd6 34. e5 Re6 35. Bb5 Rxe5 36. a4 Rd8 37.
Bd3 Nd5 38. Rc4 Nc3 39. g3 Re3 40. Bg6 Re7 41. Bd3 Nxa4 42. Rc2 Nc3 43. Rxa7
Kf7 44. Ra5 Re3 45. Rd2 Kf6 46. Kg2 g5 47. Rf5+ Ke6 48. Ra5 Kd6 49. Bf1 Re4 50.
Bd3 Re5 51. Bg6 Rxa5 52. bxa5 Kc5 53. Rb2 Rd7 54. Bd3 Re7 55. h4 g4 56. Rb6 Re3
57. Bf5 h5 58. Rh6 Kc4 59. Rxh5 d3 60. Bxg4 Ne4 61. Be6+ Kc3 62. Rd5 Re2+ 63.
Kg1 Nf6 64. Rc5+ Kb4 65. Rc4+ Kb5 66. Rd4 Rxe6 0-1[/pgn]




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 - - 7
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 - - 5

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13. game. Kings gambit.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.26"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Morphy, Comp"]
[Black "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C38"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 Bg7
5. O-O d6 6. c3 h6 7. d4 Nf6 8. e5 dxe5 9. Nxe5 O-O 10. g3 fxg3 11. h4 gxh4 12.
Bxf7+ Rxf7 13. Nxf7 Kxf7 14. Qh5+ Kg8 15. Qxh4 g2 16. Rf2 Qe7 17. Bxh6 Bxh6 18.
Rxf6 Be3+ 19. Kxg2 Qg7+ 20. Qg3 Bg4 21. Rf1 Nd7 22. Na3 Bh6 23. Rae1 Kh8 24.
Nc4 Rg8 25. Kh1 Qg6 26. Ne5 Nxe5 27. Qxe5+ Kh7 28. Qe7+ Rg7 29. Qe4 Be6 30.
Qxg6+ Rxg6 31. Re5 Bxa2 32. Ra1 Be6 33. Rxa7 Bf4 34. Rxe6 Rxe6 35. Rxb7 Kg6 36.
Rb5 Re2 37. Kg1 Bg3 38. Kf1 Rf2+ 39. Kg1 Rc2 0-1[/pgn]

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14. game. Queens gambit. Steinitz could open 1 d4 more often, but unfortunately there are very few such Morphy games, so it was difficult to determine how this player would have played.

[pgn][Event "Morphy-Steinitz match"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.11.28"]
[Round "14"]
[White "Steinitz, Comp"]
[Black "Morphy, Comp"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D40"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5
5. e3 Nc6 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 a6 8. O-O b5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. a4 b4 11. Ne4 Qd7 12.
a5 cxd4 13. exd4 Be7 14. Be3 O-O 15. Re1 Rad8 16. Qc2 h6 17. Ned2 Rc8 18. Nc4
Nd5 19. Qe2 b3 20. Nfe5 Qd8 21. Nxc6 Bxc6 22. Nb6 Rb8 23. Rec1 Bb7 24. Nxd5
Qxd5 25. Qf1 Rfc8 26. Bc4 Qf5 27. h3 Bg5 28. Bd3 Qd5 29. Rxc8+ Rxc8 30. Bxa6
Bxa6 31. Qxa6 Rc2 32. Bxg5 hxg5 33. Qd3 Rxb2 34. a6 Ra2 35. Rxa2 bxa2 36. Qa3
Qb3 37. Qxb3 a1=Q+ 38. Kh2 Qxa6 39. Qe3 1/2-1/2[/pgn]

Final results:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points
Paul Morphy 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½
Wilhelm Steinitz 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½

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