Monday, January 6, 2014

Daily Tactic January 6, 2014

Morphy, Paul - Paulsen, Louis, New York, 1857. First American Chess Congress (1857)
The first American Chess Congress, organized by Daniel Willard Fiske and held in New York, October 6 to November 10, 1857, was won by Paul Morphy. ... First prize was $300. Morphy refused any money, but accepted a silver service consisting of a pitcher, four goblets, and a tray. Morphy’s prize was given to him by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
White to move. How does Morphy finish the game quickly?

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