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A Night at the Opera

  • addiction_to_chess
  • | Mar 19, 2008
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       Paul Morphy "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess," was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was also one of the first chess prodigies in the modern rules of chess era.

       The "Opera game" - a casual game against unexperienced opponents, but at the same time one of the clearest and most beautiful attacking games ever. Often used by chess teachers to demonstrate how to use time, develop pieces and generate threats.

       While most of the audience was following the performance of The Barber of Seville, Paul Morphy was busy at the chessboard, facing noble opposition. His opponents, working together, played well enough for a while, but they allowed Morphy to set two deadly pins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(http://en.wikipedia.org)


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  • 5 years ago

    GrahamRead

    Beautiful, it's finishes like that that inspire me to play.

  • 6 years ago

    figrock

    A totally brilliant game..! Just as amazing and awesome as the first time I saw the post! Paul Morphy, a true chess icon!!! One remarkable mate! Cool

  • 7 years ago

    davidknight

    Aggresive ?
  • 7 years ago

    millerthesmurf

    they played the philidors!!
  • 7 years ago

    JF1

    nice work!
  • 7 years ago

    ClaypOT

    I too thank you for posting this game. Very nice tactics indeed...
  • 7 years ago

    emiab

    really nice game. thank you for posting it.
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