Morphy,Paul – De Riviere,Jules Arnous
Paris m3 Paris, 1858
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.0–0 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.e5! d5
This advance is not the one called for to solve black’s positional problems.
Only with energetic play will White be able to achieve something. After other moves black would be given a chance to complete his development.
11… dxc4 12. fxg7 Rg8
Everything goes smoothly. Black’s Kingside is totally exploded.
Doesn’t help 13…Ne7 14.Bg5 Be6 15. d5!
Thanks to the pin on the “e” file white gains a virtually winning position.
Black must try to aim at the only unprotected piece in the white camp.
15. Bg5! Qxc3 16. dxe6
White has now regained the sacrificed pieces and the black king is in a hopeless situation. Let’s see how black got mated in just a few moves.
16…Qd3 17. exf7+ Kxf7
The rook is untouchable 18…Ne7 will be met by 19.Ne5+ fork!
Exploits the hanging position of the Queen on d3. Rd1 is coming!
The black queen is buzzing around the board, desperately trying to divert the white pieces, alas without such success.
All white’s pieces are harmoniously attacking. There is a very strong threat coming up, how would you continue the attack?
The last hope is gone. By this simple sacrifice white eliminates the only piece that was able to protect the King from the further decisive check.
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