Morphy vs Bird
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[Event "London"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Bird"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C39"] [Opening "KGA: 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 {This is known as the Kieseritzky variation in the King's gambit where White's idea is to put immediate pressure on Black's f7 square.} 5... Nf6 6. Bc4 d5 { Black must stop White from coming in on the f7 square.} 7. exd5 Bd6 {7...Bg7 pr eparing to castle while adding protection to Black's kingside should be preferred.} 8. d4 Nh5 9. Nc3 Bf5 { 9...O-O removing the king from the center would have been a better plan.} 10. Ne2 Bxe5 11. dxe5 f3 12. gxf3 gxf3 13. Bg5 f6 { 13...fxe2 14.Qxe2 White has a double attack on Black's queen and knight.} 14. exf6 Qd6 {14...fxe2 15.Qxe2+ Kf8 would allow White a mating attack.} 15. Qd4 fxe2 16. Bxe2 Qg3+ 17. Kd2 O-O {Black's king will come under fire since he has just castled onto the open g- file.} 18. Rag1 {Black resigned since after his queen moves, the open g-file would win the game for White. 18. Rag1 Black resigned due to White's mating attack down the open g-file.} 18... Qd6 19. Bf4+ Kh8 20. Bxd6 cxd6 21. f7+ Ng7 22. Qxg7# 1-0
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WhiteMorphy
BlackBird
Game
Moves22
OpeningC39 — KGA: 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4
Result1-0
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TournamentLondon
Location?
Round0