Stanley vs Morphy
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[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Stanley"] [Black "Morphy"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C33"] [Opening "KGA: Bishop's Gambit"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 { 3.Nf3 would prevent the Black queen from checking on h4.} 3... Qh4+ { A good move which forces White to move his king.} 4. Kf1 { 4.g3 fxg3 5.Nf3 g2+ 6.Nxh4 gxh1Q+ wins material for Black.} 4... b5 {The Bryan Counter gambit. Black's idea is to drive the bishop off of the a2- g8 diagonal. } 5. Bb3 {Capturing the pawn at b5 is a better move.} 5... Nf6 {5...a5 6.a4 b4 7.d3 Ba6 8.Nf3 Qf6 would make White's future development awkward.} 6. Nf3 Qh6 7. Nc3 b4 8. Nb5 Ba6 { Black develops while gaining a tempo by pinning White's knight to his king.} 9. Bc4 Bxb5 10. Bxb5 Nh5 11. Ke2 {11.d3 would allow Black to win material.} 11... g5 12. Ne5 Bg7 13. Ng4 f3+ {A strong clearance move which will either give Black the f4 square for his knight or place White's king on the f-file.} 14. Kxf3 {14.gxf3 Nf4+ 15.Kf2 would allow Black to win a piece.} 14... Qb6 15. Qe2 O-O 16. Bc4 {Black has a winning position due to White's vulnerable king and backward development.} 16... Nc6 17. c3 Kh8 {Prepares an attack on the f-file which was not playable immediately since Black's f-pawn is pinned by White's bishop at c4.} 18. Qe3 {White seeks the exchange of queens which would allow White's king to move about more safely.} 18... f5 19. Qxb6 fxg4+ { This intermediate move gains Black a material advantage.} 20. Kxg4 Nf6+ { White resigned.} 0-1
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WhiteStanley
BlackMorphy
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Moves20
OpeningC33 — KGA: Bishop's Gambit
Result0-1
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TournamentNew York
Location?
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