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16. B. to K's 6th.

Kt. to B's 7th was such a natural move at this moment, that almost any other player than Mr. Morphy would have adopted it. He however, though blindfold, seeks for a move still more attacking, and finds the one in the text, which at once gives him an advantage that no opposing skill could wrest from him.

16. B. takes Kt. 17. P. takes B.

17. K. to Kt's sq. 18. Q. to B's 3rd.

Very well played, not only maintaining the Pawn, but enabling him to play Q. to R's 3rd.

18. Kt. to Q. Kt's 3rd. 19. Q. to R's 3rd.

19. Q. Kt. to Q. B’s sy. 20. Q. R. to B's sq.

20. P. to K. Kt's 4th. 21. P, to B's 4th.

21. P. takes P. 22. B. takes P.

22. R. to Q's 5th. 23. Q. to K's 3rd.

23. R. to K's 5th. 24. Q. to K. B's 3rd. 24. Q. to Kts 3rd (ch.) 25. K. to R's 2nd.

25. R. takes R. 26. R. takes R.

26. Q. to Kt's 5th. 27. R. to K's 2nd.

27. Kt. to K. Kt's 3rd. 28. B. to Q's 2nd.

28. Q. to Kt's 4th 29. B. takes Kt.

29. R. takes B. 30. B. takes P.

30. R. to R’s sq.

31. B. to Kt's 7th.

31. R. to R's 2nd. 32. B. to B's 6th.

32. R. to K. B's 2nd. 33, Q. to Rs 5th

33. Kt. to B's 5th. 34. Q. takes R.

And Black surrendered.


Mr. Morphy and M. Bornemann.
WHITE. (Mr. M.)

BLACK. (M. B.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

1. P. to K's 4th. 2. P. to K. B's 4th.

2. B. to B's 4th. 3. Kt. to K. B's 3rd.

3. P. to Q's 3rd. 4. P. to Q. B's 3rd

4. B. to K. Kt's 5th. 5. B. to B's 4th.

5. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 6. P. takes P.

6. B. takes Kt. Black must take the Knight, for if P. takes P., White replies with B. takes P. (ch.), &c. 7. Q. takes B.'

7. P. takes P. 8. P. to Q's 3rd.

8. Kt. to B's 3rd. 9. B. to K. Kt's 5th.

9. P. to Q. R's 3rd. 10. Kt. to Q's 2nd.

10. B. to K's 2nd. 11. Castles (Q. R.)

11. Q. to Q's 2nd. 12. Kt. to B's sq.

This is a good move, for when the Knight is deployed to K's 3rd it may be played either to Q's 5th, or K. B's 5th, with advantage.

12. Castles (Q. R.) 13. Kt. to K's 3rd. To have taken K. B's P. with B. would have been dangerous.

13. P. to R's 3rd. 14. B. to R's 4th.

14. P. to K. Kt's 4th. 15. B. to K. Kt's 3rd.

15. Q. R. to B's sq. 16. Kt, to Q's 5th.

16. Kt. to K's sq. Black could not exchange the Knights without the loss of his King's Pawn. 17. P. to Q's 4th. Remarkably well played, securing an open file for the Queen's Rook

and opening the diagonal for his Queen's Bishop to attack the adverse King's position. The accompanying diagram shows the situation of the forces after this move on the part of White :

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17. P. takes P. 18. P. takes P.

B. takes Q. B’s P., threatening check to King and Queen would also have been a formidable move.

18. B. to Q's sq. 19. K. R. to B's sq.

19. Kt. to Q's 3rd. 20. B. to Kt's 3rd.

20. Kt. to Kt's 4th. 21. Q. to K's 3rd.

21. P. to B's 4th. This was a very ill-advised step, and compromises Black's game to a terrible extent.

22. P. takes P.

22. R. takes P. 23. Kt. to Kt's 6th (ch.) Taking due advantage of Black's weak move with the K. B’s P.

23. P. takes Kt. 24. B. to K's 6th.

If White had taken the Rook instead, Bla k would have saved his Queen by R. to K's sq. It is evident that if, on Rook taking Rook, the Queen retake, mate follows in two moves.

24. R. to Q's 4th. 25. R. to B's 7th.

25. Kt. to K's 2r:d.

26. K. to Kt's sq.

All this is astonishingly well played, when we consider that White plays blindfold, and has so many other games on hand at the same time.

26. R. to K's sq. 27. R. to B's sq. (ch.) 27. Kt. to B's 2nd. 28. B. takes Q. (ch.) 28. R. takes B. 29. P. to Q's 5th.

The position which the pieces occupied after White's 29th move, forms a good study :

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29. Kt. to B's 3rd. 30. P. takes Kt.

30. R. takes Q. 31. P. takes R. (ch.)

And Black resigns.



Mr. Morphy and M. Guibert.
(Mr. M.)

BLACK. (M. G.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

1. P. to Q's 4th. A move which Mr. Staunton adopted against Mr. Löwenthal at the Birmingham Tournam but one that we are not disposed to recom. mend. 2. P, takes P.

2. Q. takes P.

3. Kt. to Q. B's 3rd.

3. Q. to Q's sq. 4. P. to Q's 4th.

4. P. to K's 3rd. Black's

's game is cramped already, and his Q's B. shut in. 5. Kt. to B's 3rd.

5. B. to Q's 31d. 6. B. to Q's 3rd.

6. Kt. to K's 2nd. 7. Castles.

7. P. to K. R's 3rd. 8. B. to K's 3rd.

8. P. to Q. Bs 3rd. 9. Kt. to K's 5th. This enables White at once to throw forward the K. B's P., a move, as we have before remarked, which Mr. Morphy invariably takes the earliest opportunity of making.

9. Kt. to Q's 2nd. 10. P. to B's 4th.

10. Kt. to B's 3rd. 11. Kt. to K's 4th.

11. Kt. to B's 4th. 12. B. to B's 2nd.

12. B. to B's 2nd. 13. P. to B's 3rd.

13. Kt. to Q's 4th. 14, Q. to B's 3rd,

14. Q. to K's 2nd. 15. Q. R. to K's sq.

15. B. takes Kt. 16. Q’s P. takes B.

Better than taking with the Bishop's Pawn, as White can now either play B. to Q. B's 5th, or P. to K. Kt's 4th with great effect, and it is impossible for Black to stop both attacks.

16. P. to K. R's 4th. 17. B. to B's 5th.

17. Q. to Q's sq. 18. Kt. to Q's 6th (ch.) 18. Kt. takes Kt. 19. B. takes Kt. The Bishop thus posted looks sufficient to render victory certain.

19. P. to K. Kt's 3rd. 20. Q. to Kt's 3rd.

20. Kt. to K's 2nd. 21. R. to Q's sq.

21. B. to Q's 2nd. 22. R. to Q's 2nd.

22. P. to R's 5th. 23. Q. to Kt's 4th.

23. Kt. to B's 4th. 24. B. takes Kt.

24. K's P. takes B. Much better than capturing with Knight's P., as Q. to K. Kt's 7th would have proved an embarrassing reply to that move. 25. Q. to B's 3rd.

25. Q. to Kt's 3rd (ch.) 26. K. to R's sq.

26. Castles (Q. R.) 27. P. to B's 4th. We should have preferred playing P. to K. R’s 3rd; for an examina

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