Monday, August 3, 2009

Remembering the Opera Game of Paul Morphy

Many argue (this time, they are not Pinoy kibitzers) that the so called Opera Game between Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs, Duke Karl of Brunswick and a French aristocrat was played sometime in August in 1858. The claim, however, that it was played in August will remain, well, a claim. But it definitely played sometime in 1858. Anyway, unlike other famous games in history like Kasparov's immortal, Fischer's the Game of the Century etc where many have heard of, many have argued, many have quoted, and few can interpret, the Opera Game, as long as one holds basic knowledge of chess, one won't find it worth arguing just to appreciate the beauty of this game. Enjoy!

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