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.

FEN: 4kb1r/p2n1ppp/4q3/4p1B1/4P3/1Q6/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 1 0

Roll over to show the solution:
1. Qb8+ Nxb8 2. Rd8#

About the players

Paul MorphyPaul 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 ChessĀ  Champion between 1858 and 1862.
  Duke of BrunswickDuke of Brunswick (German nobleman)
 

8 Responses

  1. Andrew at

    Qb8+
    ………. Nxb8
    Rb6++

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  2. Andrew at

    Rd8!!!!

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  3. Jacob Marks at

    1. Qb8+ Nxb8 2. Rd8#

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  4. Saurabh at

    1. Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  5. A R Sastry at

    queen B8+ and rook D8 checkmate is very wonderful!!

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  6. Meet Doshi at

    Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  7. johnp24 at

    le magnifique sacrifice

    1. Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  8. Fareez at

    1. Qb8 Nxb8 2. Rd8#

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