Morphy would play Qxd8+, Kxd8 and then Nxe5. White is up a pawn and black has lost the right to
Morphy’s back row is empty while black is lagging far behind. Which way should Morphy castle?
What did we learn from this game?:
The Opera House game is a jewel from chess history and shows many important ideas. In this game,
Morphy controlled the center, developed with threats, got his king to safety, made a progress
towards a goal with every move, and brought out his knights before his bishops.