Morphy vs Anderssen
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Anderssen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B21"] [Opening "Sicilian: Smith-Morra, Morphy Gambit"] 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nb5 d6 6. Bf4 e5 { This creates a serious weakness at d5, which will be exploited by White.} 7. Be3 f5 8. N1c3 f4 {This was Black's basic idea. After the bishop retreats, Black can continue with rapid development. But Morphy has more aggressive plans.} 9. Nd5 fxe3 10. Nbc7+ {It is not the rook White is after, but the king! } 10... Kf7 11. Qf3+ Nf6 12. Bc4 {This sets up a nasty discovered check.} 12... Nd4 13. Nxf6+ d5 {What now? White is attacking with four pieces, but each one is under an immediate threat of capture!} 14. Bxd5+ Kg6 { 14...Ke7 15.Ng8+ Rxg8 16.Qf7+ Kd6 17.O-O-O} 15. Qh5+ Kxf6 16. fxe3 {The importa nt point of this delayed capture is that it opens up the f- file. Black could have held out a little longer here with 16...Qe7, but decided to grab some material instead.} 16... Nxc2+ 17. Ke2 {Now Anderssen realized that capturing the rook would lead to checkmate, so he resigned.} 1-0
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WhiteMorphy
BlackAnderssen
Game
Moves17
OpeningB21 — Sicilian: Smith-Morra, Morphy Gambit
Result1-0
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TournamentParis
Location?
Round0