Sunday, 1 August 2010

Living Chess British Pathé Newsreel (1933) - The Famous Opera Game

The famous Opera Game was played in 1858 between Paul Morphy and the partnership of Duke Karl of Brunswick & Count Isouard. Morphy won in a dazzling manner.

The video link below (click on image) shows a living chess game filmed by British Pathé in 1933. Although not all the moves are seen, it is clear that the game is a re-creation of the famous Opera Game.


Moves to the Opera Game:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4? 4. dxe5 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 dxe5 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Qb3 Qe7 8. Nc3 c6 9. Bg5 b5? 10. Nxb5 cxb5 11. Bxb5+ Nbd7 12. 0-0-0 Rd8 13. Rxd7 Rxd7 14. Rd1 Qe6 15. Bxd7+ Nxd7 16. Qb8+! Nxb8 17. Rd8#

Tags: 1933 - 1858 - British Pathé - Count Isouard - Duke Karl of Brunswick - Living Chess - Opera Game - Paul Morphy

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