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6. B. to Q. B's 4th.

6. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 7. Q. to Q. Kt's 3rd.

7. Q. to K's 2nd. 8. Kt. to B's 3rd. B. takes P. (ch.), followed by Q. takes Kt's P., might have been played with advantage, but the line of play adopted by Mr. Morphy led to something much more decisive.

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

9. P. to Q. Kt's 4th. 10. Kt. takes P.

10. P. takes Kt. 11. B. takes Kt's P. (ch.)

The natural move here was B. to Q’s 5th, and most players would have adopted it, but, as will be seen on an examination of the annexed diagram, the young champion devised a scheme of attack altogether superior to the one suggested :

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11. Q. Kt. to Q's 2nd. 12. Castles (Q. R.)

12. R. to Q's sq. Can any better move be found ? 13. R. takes Kt.

13. R. takes R. 14. R. to Q's sq.

14. Q. to K's 3rd.

There is no other resource. 15. B. takes R. (ch.)

15. Kt. takes B. 16. Q. to Kt's 8th (ch.)

This sacrifice adds greatly to the beauty of the whole combination, and produces a most artistic finish. The student will do well to look closely into Mr. Morphy's 10th move and ose that follow, which display a depth and accuracy to which too high praise cannot be awarded.

16. Kt. takes Q. 17. R. to Q's 8th. Mate.

Mr. Morphy against M. Chamouillet and Allies.

WHITE. (Mr. M.) BLACK. (M. C., &c.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

1. P. to K's 3rd. 2. P. to Q's 4th.

2. P. to Q's 4th. 3. P. takes P.

3. P. takes P. 4. Kt. to K. B's 3rd.

4. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 5. B. to Q's 3rd.

5. B. to Q's 3rd. 6. Castles.

6. Castles. 7. Kt. to B's 3rd.

7. P. to B's 4th. 8. P. takes P.

8. B. takes P. 9. B. to K. Kt's 5th.

9. B. to K's 3rd. 10. Q. to Q's 2nd.

10. Kt. to B's 3rd. 11. Q. R. to Q's sq.

11. B. to K's 2nd. 12. K. R. to K's sq.

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

13. Kt. to K. R's 4th. 14. Q. to K. R's 4th.

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

15. Kt. to B's 3rd. Kt. to K. Kt's 2nd appears a stronger move. 16. P. to K. R's 3rd.

16. R. to Q. B's sq. 17. P. to R's 3rd.

17. R. to K's sq. 18. Kt. to K's 2nd. This Knight now promises to exert great influence.

18. P. to K. R's 4th. 19. Kt. to B's 4th.

19. Kt. to K. R's 2nd. A weak move; but White's game is already far superior to Black’s. 20. Kt. takes B.

The correct move; but one the consequences of which it would seem the allies had altogether overlooked.

20. P. takes Kt. 21. R. takes P.

21. B. takes B. 22. R. takes P. (ch.)

The decisive coup.

22. K. to B's sq. 23. Q. takes P.

Remarkably accurate, considering the circumstances under which the game was conducted. A diagram of the position here is given in the following page :

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23. R. to B's 2nd. 24. Kt. takes B.

24. K. R. to K's 2nd. Had Black taken Kt. with Kt., White would have easily won by Q. to K. R's 6th (ch.), &c. 25. Q. to R's 6th (ch.)

25. K. to K's sq. 26. R. to Kt's 8th (ch.)

And mates in three moves.

The game

following was played in New York in the month of October, 1857, during the American Chess Congress :

Two KNIGHTS' DEFENCE. Messrs. Fiske, Perrin and W.L. Fuller, against Mr. Morphy.

WHITE. (The Allies.) BLACK. (Mr. M.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

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

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

3. Kt. to B's 3rd. 4. Kt. to Kt's 5th.

4. P. to Q's 4th. 5. P. takes P.

5. Kt. to Q. R’s 4:1.. 6. P. to Q's 3rd. This move, first suggested we believe in the Magdebourg “Schach. zeitung,” is barely noticed in the German "Handbuch."

6. P. to K. R's 3rd. Heydebrandt gives B. to Q. B's 4th here. 7. Kt. to K. B's 3rd.

7. P. to K's 5th. 8. Q. to K's 2nd.

8. Kt. takes B. 9. P. takes Kt.

9. B. to Q. B's 4th. 10. P. to K. R's 3rd.

Properly played; as Black, by Castling, would otherwise have obtained an overwhelming attack.

10. Castles. 11. Kt. to R's 2nd. It was, of course, with the object of bringing the Knight here, that White played as they did on the previous move.

11. Kt. to R's 2nd. P. to K's 6th would have produced an interesting variation : thus

11. P. to K's 6th. 12. B. takes P. (best.)*

12. B. takes B. P. takes B.

13. Kt. to K's 5th. 14. Castles.

14. Kt. to Kt's 6th, 15. Q. to B's 3rd.

15. Kt. takes R. 16. Kt. takes Kt. With two Pawns the better, and Mr. Morphy was consequentiy right in his rejection of the move noticed. 12. B. to K's 3rd.

12. B. to Q's 3rd. 13. Castles.

13. Q. to R's 5th. 14. P. to B's 4th.

Well played.

14. P. takes P. (en passunt.) 15. Kt. takes P.

15. Q. to R's 4th. 16. Kt. to B's 3rd.

16. R. to K's sq. 17. Q. to B's 2nd.

17. Kt. to B's 3rd. 18. B. to Q's 4th.

18. Kt. to K's 5th. 19. Kt. takes Kt.

19. R. takes Kt. 20. Q. R. to K's sq.

20. B. to K. B's 4th. 21. R. takes R.

P. to K. Kt's 4th would have lost a Pawn, in proof of which we mbjoin the following variation

12. P. takes P.

12. Kt. to K's 5th, &c.
Any other move would seriously compromise the game.

21. P. to K. Kt's 4th.
22. R. takes R.
23. Q. to Kt's 2nd.
24. K. takes Q.

21. Q. takes R’s P.*
22. B. takes R.
23. Q. takes Q. (ch.)
24. B. takes P., &c.

21. B. takes R. 22. Kt, to R's 4th.

22. R. to K. B's sq.' The Editor of the “Chess Monthly” observes that P. to K. B's 4th should have been preferred. 23. P. to B's 5th.

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

24. Q. takes B. 25. P. to B's 4th.

25. P. to K. Kt's 4th. B. to Q's 6th would have availed nothing, as White would have replied with R. to K's sq., &c. The move adopted is a very good one. 26. Kt. to B's 3rd.

26. B. takes Kt. 27. P. takes B.

27. R. to K's

s sq.

* The only correct move, for if

21. B. takes P.

22. R. takes R.

And wins.

And if

21. R. takes P. 22. P. takes R.

22. B. takes P. 23. Q. to Kt's 2nd. With a better game. Reference to the diagram, showing the situatica of the pieces at this juncture, will enable the student to verify our assertion :

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