Mongredien vs Morphy
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[Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Mongredien"] [Black "Morphy"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C51"] [Opening "Evans Gambit Accepted"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 {The Evans gambit where White sacrifices a pawn with the idea of building a strong center.} 4... Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 O-O {7...exd4 8.Ba3 d6 9.e5 Ne4 10.Re1 Nxc3 11.exd6+ Kd7 12. Ne5+ Nxe5 13.Qxd4 f6 14.Nxc3 White has a winning position due to the exposed} 8. d5 {An instructive mistake since White wishes to develop with gain of tempo. By locking the center White keeps his own pieces out of the attack. 8.dxe5 Nxe4 9. Bd5 Nc5 10.Ng5 Qe7 would leave Black better developed.} 8... Ne7 9. Qd3 { 9.Nxe5 d6 10.Nf3 Nxe4 11.Qd4 leaves White with a little compensation for the lost pawn.} 9... d6 { Black prepares to finish his development while consolidating his extra pawn.} 10. h3 Ng6 11. Nh2 Nh5 {The Black knights head for the outpost at f4.} 12. Bb3 Nhf4 13. Bxf4 Nxf4 14. Qf3 f5 { Following the rule that one should attack the pawn chain starting at its base.} 15. exf5 Bxf5 { Black's extra pawn and better development give him a winning position.} 16. g4 {This premature advance weakens the kingside and hastens the end.} 16... Bd3 17. Qe3 {17.Re1 Ne2+ 18.Rxe2 Rxf3} 17... Bb6 {Instead of capturing the rook straight away Black improves the placement of his pieces.} 18. Qd2 Qh4 { White resigned as he is defenseless against Black's kingside attack. If you don't see how, play it out against Gambit.} 0-1
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Players
WhiteMongredien
BlackMorphy
Game
Moves18
OpeningC51 — Evans Gambit Accepted
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentParis
Location?
Round0