Morphy vs Ayers
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[Event "Mobile"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Ayers"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C51"] [Opening "Evans Gambit Accepted"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 d6 7. Qb3 {7.dxe5 dxe 5 8.Qxd8+ Nxd8 9.Nxe5 Be6 Black has returned the pawn but enjoys a comfortable game.} 7... Qe7 {The wrong square for the queen, though it seems logical. The e7-square is needed for a knight. 7...Qd7 8.dxe5 Bb6 9.e6 fxe6 10.Ng5 Na5 11. Bxe6 Nxb3 12.Bxd7+ Bxd7 13.axb3 Nf6} 8. d5 Nd4 {This looks like a clever move, since the knight cannot be captured by the pawn because of the pin. But now the game gets quite exciting as Morphy lets his king get chased around the board.} 9. Bb5+ c6 10. Nxd4 exd4 {10...cxb5 11.Qxb5+ Bd7 12.Qxa5 exd4 13. O-O Qxe4 14.c4 Ne7 15.Re1 Qg6 16.Qc7 b6 17.Ba3} 11. dxc6 Qxe4+ 12. Kd1 Bg4+ 13. f3 Bxf3+ 14. gxf3 Qxf3+ 15. Kc2 Qe4+ {Black does not have time to capture the rook because of the discovered check. 15...Qxh1 16.cxb7+ Kf8 17. bxa8Q+ Qxa8 18.Ba3 White has an extra piece.} 16. Kb2 Bxc3+ 17. Nxc3 dxc3+ 18. Qxc3 O-O-O { Black seems to have castled to safety and has a pile of extra pawns. But Morphy will use the open files to attack.} 19. Re1 Qd5 20. cxb7+ Kxb7 { 20...Kb8 The king would have been safer using the White pawn as a shield.} 21. Rb1 {A brilliant quiet move. White sets up future threats on the open b-file.} 21... Nf6 {Now White unleashes a tremendous combination involving the open file and a discovered check.} 22. Bc6+ Qxc6 23. Ka1+ Kc7 24. Qa5+ Kc8 25. Qxa7 {Now the open c-file will bring the game to a rapid close.} 25... Nd7 26. Bd2 1-0
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Players
WhiteMorphy
BlackAyers
Game
Moves26
OpeningC51 — Evans Gambit Accepted
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentMobile
Location?
Round0