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Knights Before Bishops

Chess Question:
Morphy would play Qxd8+, Kxd8 and then Nxe5. White is up a pawn and black has lost the right to
castle.

Chess Question:
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.