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) American, chess prodigy, unofficial Word Chess Champion (1858-1862)
 Duke of BrunswickDuke of Brunswick (German nobleman)
 

8 Responses

  1. Andrew
    Andrew at

    Qb8+
    ………. Nxb8
    Rb6++

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  2. Andrew
    Andrew at

    Rd8!!!!

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  3. Jacob Marks
    Jacob Marks at

    1. Qb8+ Nxb8 2. Rd8#

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  4. Saurabh
    Saurabh at

    1. Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  5. A R Sastry
    A R Sastry at

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

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  6. Meet Doshi
    Meet Doshi at

    Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  7. johnp24
    johnp24 at

    le magnifique sacrifice

    1. Qb3-b8 Nd7xb8
    2. Rd1-d8

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  8. Fareez
    Fareez at

    1. Qb8 Nxb8 2. Rd8#

    Reply
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