Thursday, November 01, 2007
Morphy vs Anderssen
Their shortest game and a dazzling tactical battle, annotated.
Morphy said to me, "I have a positive chess fever coming over me. Give me the board and the pieces and I'll show you some of Anderssen's games." And with astounding memory, he gave me battle after battle with different adversaries, variations and all. How he dilated on a certain game between him and Drufresne. "There," said Morphy, "That shows the master."