Morphy vs Maurian
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[Event "Unknown"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Maurian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C33"] [Opening "KGA: Bishop's Gambit"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 Qh4+ {This check causes the White king some discomfort, but it also wastes a lot of time.} 4. Kf1 b5 {The idea behind this move is to gain some time back by annoying the bishop should it capture the pawn. But Morphy maintains the initiative by attacking the enemy rook.} 5. Bd5 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qh5 7. d4 { With each move, White attacks an enemy piece. This time it is the f-pawn.} 7... Nf6 8. Bb3 Ba6 {Black plans a discovered check by advancing the b-pawn.} 9. Qe2 {Now the b-pawn is pinned. But Morphy has overlooked something. The White king has only two defenders, the knight and queen. Each of them can be drawn away from the monarch.} 9... Nxd4 {First the knight is lured away.} 10. Nxd4 { Now the queen is forced to leave the area.} 10... b4 11. Qxa6 {There wasn 't any real choice, as otherwise the queen is lost. But now the king is defenseless, and Black finishes neatly.} 11... Qd1+ 12. Kf2 Ng4# 0-1
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WhiteMorphy
BlackMaurian
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Moves12
OpeningC33 — KGA: Bishop's Gambit
Result0-1
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