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10. Paul Morphy vs Charles Le Carpentier – Rook odds game, New Orleans, LA USA – 1849
Paul Morphy played against Charles Le Carpentier at the Rook Odds Game in New Orleans, 1849. This game is known as “8-Ball in the Corner Pocket”.
9. Napoleon Marache vs Paul Morphy – New York, New York, NY USA 1857
Paul Morphy played a game known as, “Two Knight’s the Knight”, against Napoleon Marache at a tournament in New York in 1857. Morphy played the Pierce Defense, a variation of the Evans Gambit, with the black pieces.
8. Paul Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen – Anderssen – Morphy, Paris, France, round 9, December 27 1858
Paul Morphy played a game known as “Morphology”, against Adolf Anderssen at the Anderssen – Morphy Tournament on December 27th, 1858. Morphy played the Szen Variation of the Sicilian Defense with the white pieces.
7. Henry Bird vs Paul Morphy – Casual game, London England, August, 1858
Paul Morphy played a game called, “Meta-Morphysis”, against Henry Bird in August, 1858. Morphy played the Zukertort Variation of the Philidor Countergambit with the black pieces.
6. Paul Morphy vs Adolf Anderssen – Casual game, Paris France, December 29, 1858
Paul Morphy played a casual game now known as “Keep Your Eye on the Paul”, against Adolf Anderssen on December 29th, 1858. Morphy played the Kieseritzky Gambit, a variation of the King’s Gambit, with the white pieces.
5. Paul Morphy vs Schrufer – Paris, France – March 31, 1859
Morphy played the Anderssen Attack against Schrufer on March 31st, 1859 in Paris.
4. John William Schulten vs Paul Morphy – New York, New York, NY USA 1857
Morphy played the Charousek Gambit against John William Schulten in New York, 1857, beating him in 23 moves.
3. Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy – 1st American Chess Congress round 4, New York, NY USA – November 03, 1857
The Classical Variation of the Spanish opening was played on the board in 1857 where Morphy faced Louis Paulsen in New York.
2. Paul Morphy vs Alonzo Morphy – Rook Odds game – New Orleans, LA USA 1850
This game is known as “Polymorph” and took place in 1850, New Orleans, LA in the USA.
1. Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard – Paris, France 1858
The famous game known as “A Night at the Opera”, or the Opera Game, took place is 1858 in France where Morphy played against two opponents, Duke Karl and Count Isourd. The Philidor Defense was played, Morphy was victorious defeating both of his strong opponents and gave us one of the most famous chess games in the history of chess.
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