Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick
Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick & Count Isouard, Paris,1858
The game took place at the Paris Opera, during a show with Norma by Vicenzo Bellini.
White to move and win in 2.
4kb1r/p2n1ppp/4q3/4p1B1/4P3/1Q6/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 1 0
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1. Qb8+ Nxb8 2. Rd8#
About the playersPaul Morphy (1837-1884) was an American chess prodigy, considered the strongest one of his time. His career in chess was outstanding but he retired young. He was the Unofficial Word Chess Champion between 1858 and 1862.
Duke of Brunswick (German nobleman)