Opera Game: Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl and Count Isouard 1858

The game of this lesson between Paul Morphy and Carl Isouard that has been played in Paris 1858 is one of the most famous chess games.

Morphy – Isouard (1858)

It’s a very interesting short game and it contains at least five important chess lessons:
  1. Develop you chess pieces quickly
  2. Castling into safety
  3. The strategic outpost at d5
  4. Attacking a pinned piece
  5. The use of an open file
Liked this game?
You will probably also like Bird – Steinitz (1866) or you can have a look at the complete overview of chess lessons.

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