PAUL MORPHY, 1858-Skak-Friendly match-50x50-Oak Nature-THE PLAY®
PAUL MORPHY, 1858-Skak-Friendly match-40x50-Oak Nature-THE PLAY®

PAUL MORPHY, 1858

VS. DUKE KARL & COUNT ISOUARD

A queen sacrifice is an extremely rare occurrence in chess. For this reason, The Opera Game stands as one of history's most famous matches. Morphy's queen sacrifice cunningly seals black's fate, even though white is vastly outnumbered on the board. The concept lends its name to the popular series Queen's Gambit.