Engine-Like Defense || Owen vs Morphy (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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John Owen vs Paul Morphy
Odds match (1858) (unorthodox), London ENG, rd 1, Aug-10
Chess variants (000)
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd3 Bb4 7. Bg5 h6 8. e5 hg5 9. Bg6 Kf8 10. Ng5 Rh6 11. Bd3 Kg8 12. ef6 Qf6 13. Nf3 e5 14. de5 Ne5 15. O-O Qf4 16. h4 Nf3 17. Qf3 Qh4 18. Qd5 Be6
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Paul Morphy: Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson
The Genius Of Paul Morphy by Chris Ward
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  1. Frankie Gee

    Frankie GeeΠριν μήνα

    Could you do an analysis of it? The longest time for a Castling move to take place was the match game between Bobotsor vs. Irkov in 1966: 46. 0-0.

  2. Patrice Gohier

    Patrice GohierΠριν μήνα


  3. Ramon Bannister

    Ramon BannisterΠριν μήνα

    I'm hoping for a lot of nasty discoveries - but only in the Morphy chess coverage saga!

  4. Kike Mizurov

    Kike MizurovΠριν μήνα

    Such a good Video Opening

  5. eastdragon42

    eastdragon42Πριν μήνα

    7:32 "Feel free to pause the video & win this game for white"...? I think Agadmator meant to win the game for black...! :-P

  6. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    Great game 🙂

  7. hwoarangthedoorbell

    hwoarangthedoorbellΠριν μήνα

    “Welcome to a new month in 2020. Hopefully no more nasty discoveries will be made.” If you laughed at this, congratulations, you are an excellent subscriber.

  8. George Feb

    George FebΠριν μήνα

    Owen could have moved Queen for a Queen trade, why didn't you show this possibility instead of showing a useless check, lol?

  9. Barbutt

    BarbuttΠριν μήνα

    Who do I like more, Morphy or Tal? Depends who’s game I’m currently watching.

  10. x0w Asi

    x0w AsiΠριν μήνα

    Hey man, I love your videos. You are the best! Just fyi I strongly suggest you to change your each video cap. It would get more noticed and distinguished. Respect ✌️

  11. David Johnson

    David JohnsonΠριν μήνα

    When are you going to cover the match between Morphy and Wing Chun Jin where Morphy lost 3 and drew 3 out of eight vs his Chinese adversary?

  12. Deri Rian

    Deri RianΠριν μήνα

    At 4:02 i think that is a better position for white. 3 pas pawn and white king still can do long castle

  13. Im gay since Im responding to your comment, but

    Im gay since Im responding to your comment, butΠριν μήνα

    Good timing on that quote. #Vote people

  14. Neo Emmanuel Ballesteros

    Neo Emmanuel BallesterosΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator: Hopefully no more nasty discoveries made this year 2020: 😋

  15. Random Kindness

    Random KindnessΠριν μήνα

    towards the end it seemed as though Owen could've done things a bit different...

  16. Wesley Clymer

    Wesley ClymerΠριν μήνα

    I have been getting 90% of the pause the move moments, thank you agad. I only started a month ago, but binge watching these videos has helped me learn more than any theory course/coaching software ever will, i think. Now if only i could apply my agad thought process into my own games lol.

  17. Тарлан Худавердиев

    Тарлан ХудавердиевΠριν μήνα

    Yesssss, i have finally found the best move which occurred at 3:15

  18. Тарлан Худавердиев

    Тарлан ХудавердиевΠριν μήνα

    P.S. I have never reach that in any game)))

  19. Saurabh Kumar Bajpai

    Saurabh Kumar BajpaiΠριν μήνα

    It's never just a discovery. It's always a nasty discovery...

  20. Bhavya Sharma

    Bhavya SharmaΠριν μήνα

    No more new nasty discoveries in this year😂

  21. Nick Peng

    Nick PengΠριν μήνα

    Hello everyone

  22. nani bhargav

    nani bhargavΠριν μήνα

    Hi sir I subscribed your channel mostly I follow every of your videos... But I don't understand to join Ur channel it's payable may I know what are we get advantages if we join your channel ?? Please reply sir thank you

  23. Blake Place

    Blake PlaceΠριν μήνα

    Why did Owen move the pawn and not capture knight with his knight??? Why let his knight get captured with check?

  24. Vinyl

    VinylΠριν μήνα

    (Official page not updated yet, but this is what is happening) It is our pleasure to release Stockfish 12 to users world-wide Downloads will be freely available at stockfishchess.org/download/ This version 12 of Stockfish plays significantly stronger than any of its predecessors. In a match against Stockfish 11, Stockfish 12 will typically win at least ten times more game pairs than it loses. This jump in strength, visible in regular progression tests during development[1], results from the introduction of an efficiently updatable neural network (NNUE) for the evaluation in Stockfish[2], and associated tuning of the engine as a whole. The concept of the NNUE evaluation was first introduced in shogi, and ported to Stockfish afterward. Stockfish remains a CPU-only engine, since the NNUE networks can be very efficiently evaluated on CPUs. The recommended parameters of the NNUE network are embedded in distributed binaries, and Stockfish will use NNUE by default. Both the NNUE and the classical evaluations are available, and can be used to assign values to positions that are later used in alpha-beta (PVS) search to find the best move. The classical evaluation computes this value as a function of various chess concepts, handcrafted by experts, tested and tuned using fishtest. The NNUE evaluation computes this value with a neural network based on basic inputs. The network is optimized and trained on the evaluations of millions of positions. The Stockfish project builds on a thriving community of enthusiasts that contribute their expertise, time, and resources to build a free and open source chess engine that is robust, widely available, and very strong. We invite chess fans to join the fishtest testing framework and programmers to contribute on github[3]. Stay safe and enjoy chess! The Stockfish team [1] github.com/glinscott/fishtest/wiki/Regression-Tests [2] github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/commit/84f3e867903f62480c33243dd0ecbffd342796fc [3] stockfishchess.org/get-involved/ Stockfish gained over 130 elo compared to SF11 and will now crush any competition. The days of Leela being the best are over. I'm happy that I'm one of the first to use this nnue engine ever and train nets for it. New experiments are on the way. There will be great games coming on TCEC. Enjoy the new Stockfish featuring new tech!

  25. Chizzy Victor

    Chizzy VictorΠριν μήνα

    I thought Qh3 would defend immediate checkmate

  26. chess kharagpur

    chess kharagpurΠριν μήνα

    Morphy or tal who is strangest player please comment replay

  27. November Bravo

    November BravoΠριν μήνα

    Everyone: Oh it's a very old game. Me : the e7 pawn must be smoking up somewhere😅🤣

  28. Guitar Guy

    Guitar GuyΠριν μήνα

    Saga moves too slowly!!

  29. KaanKıvılcım

    KaanKıvılcımΠριν μήνα

    What about white queen to g3 at 9:15?

  30. Cris Del rio

    Cris Del rioΠριν μήνα

    Knight can fork the bishop and queen!

  31. Orlando Finley

    Orlando FinleyΠριν μήνα


  32. Abdurrahman

    AbdurrahmanΠριν μήνα

    I'm wondering why dint owen play Bh7+

  33. Gogo Mukambo

    Gogo MukamboΠριν μήνα

    please start giving the probability meter for every move during your analysis

  34. David Perkins

    David PerkinsΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator have you seen this game? facebook.com/watch/?v=2958209934199842

  35. Srijayasankar Krishnamoorthy

    Srijayasankar KrishnamoorthyΠριν μήνα

    grlifes.info/number/2HXJp6OsXtius7k/b-nteo hey agad, can you make this Mikhail Tal vid, do this Mikhaïl Tal game when you reach 800k subs!

  36. Sonu Kumar

    Sonu KumarΠριν μήνα

    I am not first I am not last When your notification comes I clicked itna fast ki Mera phone Ho Gaya blast😁😂

  37. tomkendallz

    tomkendallzΠριν μήνα

    Hey Agadmator, do we know why Morphy started without his F pawn?

  38. dBoiPlayz Minecraft

    dBoiPlayz MinecraftΠριν μήνα

    where is the f-pawn

  39. Mati1111

    Mati1111Πριν μήνα

    10:05 Morphy: Oh he beats me. Ok let's challenge and destroy him

  40. Amish Khurana

    Amish KhuranaΠριν μήνα

    when will you show barnes and morphy vs staunton and boden

  41. Mati1111

    Mati1111Πριν μήνα

    4:23 So you are being down 2 pawns and your king is garbage but it is winning because u have 2 pieces for a rook? :D

  42. DJsliverr

    DJsliverrΠριν μήνα

    8:30 re1 does actually work and the best move is bg4, so if you found this you should also get some internet points

  43. Adam Moloney

    Adam MoloneyΠριν μήνα

    Was trying to win the game for white for ages! #7:35 !

  44. garima shekhawat

    garima shekhawatΠριν μήνα


  45. Donbasos14

    Donbasos14Πριν μήνα

    Nice intro Agad, indeed no more nasty discoveries this year ;)

  46. Projjwal Mukhopadhyay

    Projjwal MukhopadhyayΠριν μήνα

    Can anyone tell me how to change the color of the marker from red to any other color?

  47. Appolozize

    AppolozizeΠριν μήνα

    0:10 Hope so no nasty discovery *I am dying by launching*

  48. Alinia_ sili

    Alinia_ siliΠριν μήνα


  49. sofea mzk

    sofea mzkΠριν μήνα

    I watch tis video immediately after I came back home from school.

  50. yellowpeteLoL

    yellowpeteLoLΠριν μήνα

    8:56 isn't Qh2 faster?

  51. Ovidiu Hretcanu

    Ovidiu HretcanuΠριν μήνα

    0:00 he kill it right from the begging

  52. Sachin M

    Sachin MΠριν μήνα

    Bishop e7 saves the bishop mate 6:42

  53. DEEP Raythatha

    DEEP RaythathaΠριν μήνα

    I found the rook move.... Thank you agad for making us learn...

  54. Marko

    MarkoΠριν μήνα

    Today I had a nasty discovery in the refrigerators vegetable drawer. : (

  55. Denis Charbonneau

    Denis CharbonneauΠριν μήνα

    A Morphyac disease ! (A MATE...)

  56. Daniel OM

    Daniel OMΠριν μήνα

    Just a question, is the notation in the description supposed to match the game exactly? Because it's different when pasted into chess dot com.

  57. Harshit Bhaskar

    Harshit BhaskarΠριν μήνα

    We have already shown the match in 1850

  58. Jayesh Popat

    Jayesh PopatΠριν μήνα

    #SUGGESTION Carl Schlechter vs Philipp Meitner Vienna-A (1898), Vienna AUH Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Morphy Attack (C51) · 1-0 [Event "Vienna-A"] [Site "Vienna AUH"] [Date "1898.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Carl Schlechter"] [Black "Philipp Meitner"] [ECO "C51"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "51"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O d6 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Bb5 Kf8 11. Be3 Nce7 12. Bc4 Nf6 13. Qb3 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Qe8 15. a4 Ba5 16. Ne2 Rb8 17. Kh1 c6 18. Rg1 d5 19. Bd3 h6 20. Ng3 g6 21. e5 Nd7 22. Qa3 Kg7 23. Nh5+ Kh7 24. e6 fxe6 25. Qxe7+ Qxe7 26. Rxg6 1-0

  59. Butterfield 8

    Butterfield 8Πριν μήνα

    Hello Everyone

  60. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν μήνα

    Going cities to play chess the love he has for chess now that's how a WC should be...

  61. Philip McAndrew

    Philip McAndrewΠριν μήνα

    Any chance you could add the points somewhere to the videos? It would be interesting to see how the advantage changes through each video.

  62. Raghuveer Dubagunta

    Raghuveer DubaguntaΠριν μήνα

    The title is a giveaway man! Only one guy in this game can play like an engine.

  63. Shridhar Pattar

    Shridhar PattarΠριν μήνα

    No no no Paul morphy tricked the mind of oven psychologically, by making him play kind of safe , morphy was real gangsta 😎

  64. satheesh vb

    satheesh vbΠριν μήνα

    I often see games where one of the players is short of a pawn. Can someone explain why?

  65. Sudhamayi Govindula

    Sudhamayi GovindulaΠριν μήνα

    In 9:24 it is better to play rook e1

  66. raikonen

    raikonenΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion can you please reveal the percentage of gender who watch these videos and the age ? for a project during online classes. thank you

  67. Anthony Stone

    Anthony StoneΠριν μήνα

    No new nasty discoveries in 2020 😂😂

  68. Inedits

    IneditsΠριν μήνα

    And it is as of move 1, that we have a completly new game

  69. joe sotham

    joe sothamΠριν μήνα

    Morphy deserves a Morphyhead.

  70. Jacob C-G

    Jacob C-GΠριν μήνα

    It was in this position that we have a completely new month

  71. justAnonymous d

    justAnonymous dΠριν μήνα

    I wonder if agad gets exactly 5 new donations every video or if he has a huge list of donators written down somewhere in chronological order and just picks out the next 5 for each video, if that's the case I'm guessing the names we see in each video would be the names of donators who made their donations weeks or even months back.

  72. Ahmed Nagui

    Ahmed NaguiΠριν μήνα

    “Hopefully no new nasty discoveries will be made this year”... I laughed out loud on this one

  73. Toysrme

    ToysrmeΠριν μήνα

    Welcome to the good stuff!

  74. Tim B

    Tim BΠριν μήνα

    8:17 The knight doesn't just hang with check, white also loses its queen and must play Qf3 since if the king moves Rh2 is checkmate

  75. binaryBrandon

    binaryBrandonΠριν μήνα

    This might be a dumb question, but why does black start with no f pawn?

  76. binaryBrandon

    binaryBrandonΠριν μήνα

    @Magnus Holmgren so was this like a challenge? "Hey I bet I could beat you as black even starting down a pawn"? That type of thing?

  77. Magnus Holmgren

    Magnus HolmgrenΠριν μήνα

    Because he was just that good.

  78. jared kyser

    jared kyserΠριν μήνα

    I love how deep the wormholes get off just one move variations and the sub variations....awesome shit.

  79. حول عالمنا

    حول عالمناΠριν μήνα

    I still Think that Paul morphy Is the best Chess player all the time and hightest rating

  80. Robert Mckoy

    Robert MckoyΠριν μήνα

    I hope he never stops uploading morphy vids

  81. Muhammed Shaker

    Muhammed ShakerΠριν μήνα

    9:52 What about Qh2

  82. diego gomes

    diego gomesΠριν μήνα

    Bring the game betwen Steinitz x Barnes thanks

  83. Re su

    Re suΠριν μήνα

    Yes more Good Stuff! So Agadmator :) Do you think Paul Charles Morphy is the most talanted Chess Player of all Time?

  84. J

    JΠριν μήνα

    I would love to see more Bobby Fischer games

  85. William Moore

    William MooreΠριν μήνα

    I'm just here for the intros

  86. Yunus Kerem Özbek

    Yunus Kerem ÖzbekΠριν μήνα

    Everyone is talking like everything is normal and here I am wondering "why the fuck morphy plays without his f pawn?"

  87. Alaa Sh

    Alaa ShΠριν μήνα

    Am I the only odd person who would never believe the position in the fourth minute of the video is winning for black! I am sure that's what the engine says but did you really thought that it was good for black when you saw this Antonio?

  88. Jie Mileng

    Jie MilengΠριν μήνα

    I played Ne4, I got checkmated. Nice

  89. Michael Moyers

    Michael MoyersΠριν μήνα

    I've been following this channel for a few months now, just got into chess back in January. But I gotta ask....how long are we all just gonna ignore that agadmator looks like a white Ice-T

  90. TheBigLeChowski

    TheBigLeChowskiΠριν μήνα

    2020: The year of nasty discoveries

  91. Ahmed Al shouwaikh

    Ahmed Al shouwaikhΠριν μήνα

    I quite like the barines playstyle

  92. Cheenu Soni

    Cheenu SoniΠριν μήνα

    what about rook to e1 idea in the end?

  93. Beerfish777

    Beerfish777Πριν μήνα

    Openings named after people and end games always get the press but Morphy seems to be the best mid game player. So many games he is behind or not looking good early and he just turns it around.

  94. N S

    N SΠριν μήνα

    Say what you will about the quality of the games but I just love the Morphy saga. The characters are so flavorful and refreshing and the games are always entertaining.


    PORKY CHANNELΠριν μήνα

    6:19 can't black just recapture the queen with the king after bishop blocks?

  96. Abdurrahman

    AbdurrahmanΠριν μήνα

    King will be on h8 already

  97. Invincible

    InvincibleΠριν μήνα

    why morphy plays without f pawn?

  98. MachineGunner tv

    MachineGunner tvΠριν μήνα

    I’m a simple man I see Paul morphy vid uploaded by aga I click on it

  99. Eduardo

    EduardoΠριν μήνα

    no "sorry abou that" at the beginning?

  100. Checkmate Chess Channel

    Checkmate Chess ChannelΠριν μήνα

    Thanks Parkinson's boy! How's them shakes? Hahaha.

  101. Nick Hollister

    Nick HollisterΠριν μήνα

    Me at the beginning - Uh, where's the F pawn? Me at 0:38 ‐ oohhh..

  102. Electro Wizard

    Electro WizardΠριν μήνα

    I hope you didn't trigger something by saying "hopefully no new discoveries this month"

  103. James Holmen

    James HolmenΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't he play without the f pawn?

  104. DDanielG

    DDanielGΠριν μήνα

    nasty I am