Morphy vs Bottin
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Bottin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C20"] [Opening "Open Game: Lopez/Mcleod Opening"] 1. e4 e5 2. c3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. dxe5 Bc5 {The opening has turned into a very sharp position, and now White turns up the heat!} 5. Qg4 Nxf2 6. Qxg7 Rf8 { White's invasion is more dangerous than Black's.} 7. Bg5 f6 8. exf6 d5 9. Be2 Bg4 {This minor nuisance can be dealt with in an obvious way.} 10. Bxg4 Nxg4 11. f7+ Rxf7 12. Qxf7+ Kxf7 13. Bxd8 Nf2 {Black has made far too many moves with this knight, which now moves into a position from which it will never escape.} 14. Bh4 Nxh1 15. Nf3 Nc6 16. Nbd2 Rg8 17. Kf1 d4 18. cxd4 Nxd4 19. Nxd4 Bxd4 20. Nf3 Bb6 21. Re1 h6 22. Re7+ Kf8 23. Ne5 Rg7 24. Nd7+ Kg8 25. Rxg7+ Kxg7 26. Nxb6 axb6 {White wins because Black's knight is trapped. Notice that this would be true even if the White king were far away, since the bishop on h4 controls all of the escape squares for the knight.} 27. g4 Kg6 28. Kg2 h5 29. h3 1-0
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WhiteMorphy
BlackBottin
Game
Moves29
OpeningC20 — Open Game: Lopez/Mcleod Opening
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentParis
Location?
Round0