Morphy vs Unknown
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Unknown"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C55"] [Opening "Two Knights: 4.d4 exd4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 { This loses, as Black's king becomes too exposed.} 7. O-O Be7 8. Nxf7 { Now Black's king will get dragged to e6 where it will shortly die of exposure.} 8... Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Ke6 10. Nc3 {This beautiful sacrifice has two purposes. First, White gets ready to bring his queen rook into the fight, and second, Black's d- pawn is drawn away from its post keeping the d-file closed. Black can't decline, since d5 is attacked.} 10... dxc3 11. Re1+ Ne5 12. Bf4 Bf6 13. Bxe5 Bxe5 14. Rxe5+ {Now it will be White's rook, queen and bishop against Black's bare king, not a fair fight.} 14... Kxe5 15. Re1+ Kd4 16. Bxd5 { Black's king has nowhere to run to.} 16... Re8 17. Qd3+ Kc5 18. b4+ { Not 18.Qxc3+ Kd6. Now 18...Kd6 allows 19.Bf3 mate.} 18... Kxb4 { 18...Kb6 19.Qd4+ Ka6 20.b5+ with a mate similar to the game.} 19. Qc4+ Ka5 20. Qxc3+ Ka4 21. Qb3+ Ka5 22. Qa3+ Kb5 23. Rb1# 1-0
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Players
WhiteMorphy
BlackUnknown
Game
Moves23
OpeningC55 — Two Knights: 4.d4 exd4
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentParis
Location?
Round0