Queen Sac - Famous Game Paulsen vs Morphy (Brilliant)
Paul Morphy competed in only one tournament in his short career, the 1st American Chess Congress in 1857. In the final round of this knock-out event, he defeated German master Louis Paulsen by a score of +5, =2, -1. In this game, he demonstrates both his better grasp of positional play -- Black's control of the center files makes a marked contrast to White's flailing on the flanks -- and his combinative ability, as he finishes the game with a startling and brilliant Queen sacrifice. Commentary starts on move 6.