12. Oct, 2022

Paul Morphy tactician

Paul Morphy's Genius – Chess Opening Fundamentals

  • Develop your pieces quickly!
  • Get your King safe early in the game.
  • Don't start an attack until you complete your development. Attacking with only a couple of pieces often fails and lets the opponent counter-attack.
  • Fight for control of the center of the board.

Diagram - Morphy playing White unleashes an inspiring checkmate combination with Nxb5

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