BARNES Power! || Morphy vs Owen (1858)

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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 John Owen
Casual Game (1858), London ENG, Jul-03
Owen Defense: General (B00)
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Nh3 c5 5. c3 cd4 6. cd4 Nc6 7. Be3 Nb4 8. Nc3 Nd3 9. Qd3 Bb4 10. O-O Bc3 11. bc3 Nf6 12. e5 Nd5 13. c4 Ba6 14. Bd2 Rc8 15. Rac1 O-O 16. Qb3 Ne7 17. Bb4 Re8 18. Rfd1 Nf5 19. g4 Nh4 20. f4 f6 21. Be1 fe5 22. de5 Qe7 23. Ng5 h6 24. Ne4 Bb7 25. Qd3 Rf8 26. Bh4 Qh4 27. Nf6 Rf6 28. ef6 Qg4 29. Qg3 Qg3 30. hg3 Bc6 31. fg7 Kg7 32. Kf2 Kf6 33. g4 h5 34. g5 Kf5 35. Ke3 h4 36. Rd2 h3 37. Rh2 Bg2 38. Rc2 d5 39. g6 dc4 40. g7 Rg8 41. Rcg2 hg2 42. Rg2 Kf6 43. Rc2 Rg7 44. Rc4 Rg3 45. Ke4 Ra3 46. Rc2 Ra4
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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  1. Shape Of Four

    Shape Of FourΠριν μήνα

    "it's like merging leela and stockfish or goku and vegeta" ❤️

  2. John Ktejik

    John KtejikΠριν μήνα

    Morphy and Barnes - Goku and vegeta. I love it.

  3. MO TheCat

    MO TheCatΠριν μήνα

    AGADMATOR. Check out Karpov vs Miles. 1. e4-a6 the St. George defense. Owen from the St. George chess club 1. e4-b6 COINCIDENCE? VERY INTERESTING!!

  4. axel uchiha

    axel uchihaΠριν μήνα

    The game with morphy and barnes on a team would go something like this "Morphy and Barnes have the white pieces. So ok, they open with e4, and it was in this position the chess community resigned from their careers as theres nothing more to be done here."

  5. Owen Barrett

    Owen BarrettΠριν 2 μήνες

    Finally, an opening for me

  6. thinbox dictator

    thinbox dictatorΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion add this video to morphy saga playlist :) or at least mention it

  7. Venomous

    VenomousΠριν 2 μήνες

    More of Morphy please!!!

  8. Tyler Mccann

    Tyler MccannΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morph+Barnes=Goku+Vegeta lmao love it

  9. zacharycat

    zacharycatΠριν 2 μήνες

    Eventually Morphy would only play giving odds, later he had a breakdown and quit chess altogether.

  10. Amir khan

    Amir khanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Come on Agadmator! give mr.Owen a Murphy head...

  11. Gunnar Horn

    Gunnar HornΠριν 2 μήνες

    Finally a loss for Morphy.... finally


    ABHINAV BHUTADA9BΠριν 2 μήνες

    Does anyone knows how do we bring those color squares on analysis?

  13. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες

    Love Morphy.. Did anyone actually win against Morphy consistently. Morphy let’s his board get overwhelmed in the mid game , then quickly pushes into endgame captures the center gets his pieces back and shreds the opponent. I’ve seen that a few times already , his switch, grabs tempo and it’s “Game Over”. Wish list, if Magnus played Even a real accurate Paul Morphy Algorithm , it wouldn’t work IMO aesthetic value. Would be 😎 tho. Does Morphy make any pattern anytime that indicates what he’s going to do? Magnus Carlson has the aesthetic value today, but the younger players are greats and the meat and potatoes of the matter, as we say in America 😁

  14. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες


  15. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες

    That would be great to see some more Mr Barnes ?

  16. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες


  17. Roy Long

    Roy LongΠριν 2 μήνες

    slightly new chess board :) clicked on pieces have a white highlight, and the red is a bit lighter now

  18. Sitali Ng'andu

    Sitali Ng'anduΠριν 2 μήνες

    The fact that he referenced Goku and Vegeta made me give him an anime elo rating of over 9000

  19. WarpRulez

    WarpRulezΠριν 2 μήνες

    I wonder if Morphy got overconfident in that endgame.

  20. Roy Telling

    Roy TellingΠριν 2 μήνες

    just thinking WHEN are you going to give a Morphy head to Morphy LoL

  21. Mahadev Biradar

    Mahadev BiradarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nc3 at 4:24 ??

  22. prakhar singh

    prakhar singhΠριν 2 μήνες

    i guess your sog died on sofa

  23. Dude Sparrow

    Dude SparrowΠριν 2 μήνες

    That quote is good actually.

  24. Gosavi Vijay

    Gosavi VijayΠριν 2 μήνες

    He played like a Rashid Nice game by Owen Thanks agadamator

  25. Orange-Q

    Orange-QΠριν 2 μήνες

    When did Morphy said I'm very happy now?

  26. Dia Blaui

    Dia BlauiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Here again "Mr.Captures"... 😛 👎

  27. Crazy Knightz - Chess in Malayalam

    Crazy Knightz - Chess in MalayalamΠριν 2 μήνες

    Well said👏Go ahead💯

  28. Vinicius Toyohashi

    Vinicius ToyohashiΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:16 engine move

  29. I don’t Even know

    I don’t Even knowΠριν 2 μήνες

    I came back to this channel after a year and realized u gained 700k subs since the last time I was here, I remember when u hit 300k subs and passed Magnus himself in subs.

  30. von whitsett

    von whitsettΠριν 2 μήνες

    and it was in this position the red, green, blue, unusual yellow squares were never seen again this game.

  31. Musical Neptunian

    Musical NeptunianΠριν 2 μήνες

    Owen plays 1...b6 Morphy: A most enterprising defence. But not as good as the King's Pawn. Owen: Hrrumph. You will learn soon young man.

  32. DhDeadMan

    DhDeadManΠριν 2 μήνες

    ''And now Morphy really respects mr.Owen...'' 1 min later ''Morphy challenges mr.Owen to a match where he´ll be down a move and a pawn''

  33. GIVEME53Y

    GIVEME53YΠριν 2 μήνες

    Different colors for best move and good move

  34. Atik Ananto

    Atik AnantoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator is fan of DBZ confirmed

  35. CDolph

    CDolphΠριν 2 μήνες

    How do you know how much time was taken? Was that recorded?

  36. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Opps Morphy G file creates his own House of Cards. meaning a structure or argument built on a shaky foundation or one that will collapse if a necessary. Stockfish says "bring your rooks into the game, not the King". Owen uses open G file for the rook Attack.

  37. Emmanuel Abore

    Emmanuel AboreΠριν 2 μήνες

    The Barnes curse... be the most exciting player to watch but you’re doomed to lose at the end...

  38. rb4ever15

    rb4ever15Πριν 2 μήνες

    7:49 what's wrong with Bxh4 exactly?

  39. Saran Kumar

    Saran KumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    why he tells sorry about that? what actually he will set

  40. Musix

    MusixΠριν 2 μήνες

    Barnes really got on Morphy's head😂

  41. Musix

    MusixΠριν 2 μήνες

    I don't know why but agadmator showing us the colors was funny for me😂

  42. apecmmr

    apecmmrΠριν 2 μήνες

    You should award Barnes head to morphy for relentless attack n losing

  43. Arkos 11

    Arkos 11Πριν 2 μήνες

    How many more Morphy games remaining

  44. ramirorodriguez18717

    ramirorodriguez18717Πριν 2 μήνες

    Good game. Sucks he lost n the end i played one just like this.. Well the last 10 moves i lost . i had the lead the whole game..

  45. Sharath Chandra KV

    Sharath Chandra KVΠριν 2 μήνες

    Brilliant and entertaining game!

  46. Irshad Ali

    Irshad AliΠριν 2 μήνες

    Game starts at 3:00 Thank me later

  47. Mohanned Abdulaziz G10

    Mohanned Abdulaziz G10Πριν 2 μήνες

    Wait so how are these games like more than 150 years ago I think kept track of?

  48. rudraprasad bera

    rudraprasad beraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please make a vidio on moheshchunder bonnerjee. He first played kings indian, pirc and grunfeld defence

  49. Gokul Patel

    Gokul PatelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Goku + Vegeta 😂= Gogeta Barns + murphy =Barfi (its indian sweet dish)

  50. jp4vk

    jp4vkΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please show the consultation games Morphy/Barnves VS Staunton/Owen

  51. MinecraftPhenom08

    MinecraftPhenom08Πριν 2 μήνες

    ...Goku and Vegeta... Instalike.

  52. justAnonymous d

    justAnonymous dΠριν 2 μήνες

    agad confused me when he said "i know everyone found this move", i actually found the move but since it was a knight sacrifice i thought it was a much simpler move smh

  53. Dhruv Tiwari

    Dhruv TiwariΠριν 2 μήνες

    Heyyy man! Been a huge fan of your work since I started watching. I'm from India and I've also watched your streams with Samay Raina So here's the deal, why don't you challenge Samay to analyse a game just like you do just for the sake of comedy since he's a comedian ; P #suggestion #suggestion #suggestion

  54. dont be average

    dont be averageΠριν 2 μήνες

    Does morphy intentionally loose his first game against every new opponent? Bit of psychology there

  55. N.C. Pfister

    N.C. PfisterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy plays Nh3: "Probably just being weird, trying to throw Owen off-guard." -Agadmator 2020

  56. Mark Pompeo

    Mark PompeoΠριν 2 μήνες

    I use and I have no idea how to do the different color squares. How does that work?

  57. longbvchess

    longbvchessΠριν 2 μήνες

    @agadmator #suggestion can you analyse Morphy’s 17 moves involving a Qb8 sacrifice?

  58. brant nuttall

    brant nuttallΠριν 2 μήνες

    I used to use this defence all the time and still do occasionally although I didn't know what it was! (and tbh I did the moves the other way around, ie. e6 b6 Bb7

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    Stephen RobbertΠριν 2 μήνες

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  60. Richard Sleep

    Richard SleepΠριν 2 μήνες

    "The beast has been awakened.." Great stuff, thanks Agad.

  61. Camilo Hiche

    Camilo HicheΠριν 2 μήνες

    This is my new favorite anime.

  62. Chess Hindustani

    Chess HindustaniΠριν 2 μήνες

  63. bhavesh gupta

    bhavesh guptaΠριν 2 μήνες


  64. حامد موسو

    حامد موسوΠριν 2 μήνες


  65. JX Jazzle

    JX JazzleΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator promoting Barnes shirt and cup because of his relentless moves... Morphy's 19-7 victory: Am i joke to you? 😂😂😂

  66. Larry Chunk

    Larry ChunkΠριν 2 μήνες

    It is the journey that matters, not the destination. And Barnes travelled in style.

  67. Jado Ibra

    Jado IbraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can this guy stop scratching his foot on every single video

  68. Mohammad Wafiq

    Mohammad WafiqΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love how he points out Marcus Aurelius as the stoic emperor😂

  69. Arka Brahma

    Arka BrahmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Over-confidence invites greed and once you are greedy you eclipse your own intelligence. Morphy was no exception to this phenomenon.

  70. Akarsh

    AkarshΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:57 , When one move costs you the whole game 😭😭

  71. Robin Geiger

    Robin GeigerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Didn't ever expect "goku and vegeta" to be mentioned in chess content. Fabulous 😄

  72. Wolfeson28

    Wolfeson28Πριν 2 μήνες

    4:04 And it is as of move 3 that we have a completely new square.

  73. Badboy Verybadboy

    Badboy VerybadboyΠριν 2 μήνες


  74. Sarthak Maheshwari

    Sarthak MaheshwariΠριν 2 μήνες

    If you play a wierd first move and defeat Morphy, that opening gets named after you

  75. Ivan Brizanac

    Ivan BrizanacΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 7:48 after h6 by black, why not simple capture the knight with Bxh4 instead of Ne4? I get the idea he threatens fork on d6, but does he really compensate it that much over more simplified +1 position? I mean what can black reply on capturing, if hxg5, then Bxg5 and you have great bishop. Am i missing something?

  76. 4tune8 chance

    4tune8 chanceΠριν 2 μήνες

    question - who is the last person to have their name credited to a chess attack or defence? just curious.

  77. Stephen

    StephenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Goku+Vegeta is actually Gogeta.

  78. Tom Pitman

    Tom PitmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    You need to add a key for the colours now agad haha

  79. Master Beernuts

    Master BeernutsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow! Great game by Owen!

  80. Daniel Curado

    Daniel CuradoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Describing Morphy and Barnes playing together as a fusion of Goku and Vegeta really had me laughing out loud.

  81. CrazyDave C

    CrazyDave CΠριν 2 μήνες

    Having checked out the channel quite a bit..... does the dog ever move? at all? ... the odd tail flop, twitch or flop of the tail ... it might be a stuffed toy! 😁

  82. Swanand Modak

    Swanand ModakΠριν 2 μήνες

    Somehow I feel an intense desire to see Barnes and Morphy brawling it out against the Magician

  83. Tekken

    TekkenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy looks like a doll... Don't you think?

  84. Flaming Ice SMD awesome clashers!

    Flaming Ice SMD awesome clashers!Πριν 2 μήνες

    Please guys any and tell me what is the position of the thumbnail?!!

  85. jan

    janΠριν 2 μήνες

    can anyone enlighten me why on his vidoes he always say at the beginning “sorry about that’ and then like grab something in his foot

  86. Chappo

    ChappoΠριν 2 μήνες

    jan expired joke/meme he keeps peddling

  87. mayank rajput

    mayank rajputΠριν 2 μήνες

    Game starts at 3:00

  88. Noah Bird

    Noah BirdΠριν 2 μήνες

    Amazing an eternally 12yo looking vampire named Morphy couldn't ever advance beyond IM.

  89. Anand SivaRam

    Anand SivaRamΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion 2007 Championship Tournament

  90. Adithya K K

    Adithya K KΠριν 2 μήνες

    goku and vegeta

  91. Fu dochi

    Fu dochiΠριν 2 μήνες

    “At a time when America was seen as a backward nation ; with little culture and intellect”. So nothing has changed there then.

  92. RunicSpartan

    RunicSpartanΠριν 2 μήνες

    The Owens defense is my favorite opening as black! I’m so glad to finally see it played in one of your videos

  93. scowlistic

    scowlisticΠριν 2 μήνες

    Fusion HA!

  94. Butterfield 8

    Butterfield 8Πριν 2 μήνες

    Love the dragon ball reference

  95. Random Kindness

    Random KindnessΠριν 2 μήνες

    its nice to see accomplished players like paul morphy making blunders ...

  96. K B

    K BΠριν 2 μήνες

    Goku and Vegeta 😀👍🏾 I like that 🙂 Good game 🙂👍🏾

  97. Akshat Dwivedi's Chess Channel

    Akshat Dwivedi's Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Favorite word of Antonio Radic A.k.a agadmator :- CAPTURES Favourite place to meet friends The bar and the library

  98. itox85

    itox85Πριν 2 μήνες

    maybe you should award barnes head to morphy

  99. Akash Roy

    Akash RoyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Barnes defeated Morphy with Barnes defense, and Owen defeated Morphy with Owen defense! The interesting thing is they both include weird pawn opening move.

  100. Joe Ruf

    Joe RufΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy head tee shirts

  101. Sayantan Das

    Sayantan DasΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggesstion the game between GM Nihal and GM Magnus played in the Banter blitz format in (featured in their youtube channel also)

  102. Abhijit Roy

    Abhijit RoyΠριν 2 μήνες