Hi and welcome to my Analysis of Paul Morphys first game by Deep Rybka. The game was analyzed by Deep Rybka for 8 hours. This game was played against his father Alonzo Morphy when Paul was only 10 years old.
As the game starts you can see that even without castling Paul Morphy develops his pieces very quickly. He does so by gaining momentum with moves like d4 and Nf3. Those key moves allowed white to develop while pushing back blacks pieces. White also gains complete control over the center and even gets the open e file which is decisive.
In conclusion, the rapid development and the control over the center more than made up for white’s lack of castling. Paul Morphy knew exactly how to activate his pieces and place them on active squares even at a young age. His very active position allowed him to completely dominate his opponent. This game has a nice explosive ending with the black queen completely lost. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my Analysis of Paul Morphys first game by Deep Rybka.