Morphy vs Anderssen
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Anderssen"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Spanish: Berlin, 4.d4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d4 {4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 with a kingside pawn majority, is more commonly seen today.} 4... Nxd4 {4...exd4} 5. Nxd4 exd4 6. e5 c6 { A mistake which allows White a lead in development. Better was 6...Nd5.} 7. O-O {7.exf6 Qa5+ 8.Bd2 Qxb5 9.Qe2+ Qxe2+ 10.Kxe2 gxf6} 7... cxb5 8. Bg5 {Morphy, re cognizing the importance of development, continues to bring his forces into the game, not wasting time on captures that can wait. The pin on the knight at f6 is not going anywhere.} 8... Be7 {8...h6 9.exf6 hxg5 10.Re1+ Be7 11.Rxe7+ Kf8 12.Qxd4 would be suicidal for Black.} 9. exf6 Bxf6 10. Re1+ Kf8 { Due to White's imaginative play Black has lost his right to castle.} 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. c3 d5 13. cxd4 Be6 14. Nc3 {White has the better position despite his pawn minus this is due to his better development.} 14... a6 15. Re5 Rd8 16. Qb3 Qe7 17. Rae1 {A very strong developing move and one which the amateur should take note as Black's d-pawn isn't going anywhere.} 17... g5 {The final mistake which fatally weakens Black's kingside. 17...g6 Creating a flight square for the king without weakening the f5 and h5 squares would have been a better plan. .} 18. Qd1 Qf6 19. R1e3 Rg8 {An oversight which costs Black material.} 20. Rxe6 {Black resigned since material loss is unavoidable after 20...fxe6 21. Rf3 pinning Black's queen to his king.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteMorphy
BlackAnderssen
Game
Moves20
OpeningC65 — Spanish: Berlin, 4.d4
Result1-0
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TournamentParis
Location?
Round0