Morphy vs Perrin
[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Morphy"] [Black "Perrin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B44"] [Opening "Sicilian: Taimanov"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Bd3 Bb4+ {6...Be7 7.O-O d6 would give Black control of the center and future play down the semi-open c-file.} 7. c3 Ba5 {A mistake since Black's dark-square bishop belongs on e7 to cover the dark squares surrounding the king.} 8. O-O Bb6 9. Nd2 {Black's was te of time with his dark squared bishop has given White the advantage due to his lead in development.} 9... Ne5 10. Be2 d5 { Attacking in the center when behind in development is definetly a mistake.} 11. f4 Nc6 12. e5 Bxd4 13. cxd4 { White has succeeded in locking Black's light squared bishop out of the game.} 13... Nd7 14. Bd3 {Preparing to advance the f-pawn with a kingside attack.} 14... f5 15. g4 g6 { 15...fxg4 16.Qxg4 This would only increase White's lead in development.} 16. gxf5 exf5 {16...gxf5 17.Qh5+ Kf8 Black's king is vulnerable to attack.} 17. Kh1 {White tucks his king away just in case the g-file should become opened.} 17... Nf8 18. Rc1 {White has a big lead in development as Black only has one piece off of the back rank.} 18... Ne6 19. Bxf5 { This sacrifice is made possible due to White's lead in development.} 19... Nexd4 {19...gxf5 20.Qh5+ Kd7 21.Qxf5 Qe8 22.Qh3 when Black has no good defense against White's passed pawns from advancing.} 20. Bxc8 Rxc8 21. f5 { White is relentless in his pursuit to open up the position.} 21... Nxf5 22. Rxf5 gxf5 23. Qh5+ Kd7 24. Qf7+ Qe7 25. e6+ Kd8 {White now has a decoying move which either wins the Black queen or mates the Black king.} 26. Bg5 { Black resigned.} 1-0
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OpeningB44 — Sicilian: Taimanov
TournamentNew York