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Queen Sac - Famous Game Paulsen vs Morphy (Brilliant)

Oct 23, 2007, 7:59 PM 4

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.


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