PAUL MORPHY vs DUKE OF BRUNSWICK /COUNT ISOUARD – Paris, 1958
The most famous chess game of all time is between Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs Duke Karl and Count Isoard, also called “The Opera Game”.
This game features the Philidor Defense.
In this match, an opening gone wrong and all the resulting mistakes and inaccuracies are punished by Paul Morphy. Please consider that this game was played in 1858 when there were no engine, no deep preparation, no real school of chess, etc..
The game in itself is emblematic of the various tactical moves and mating patterns, such as mating with the queen sacrifice!
Even though, the two amateurs were not professional players, Paul Morphy was so talented that he could play in today’s world and being considered a strong player.
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