(10) Morphy,Paul - Lowenthal,Johann Jacob [C51]
London 1859, 1859

1.e2-e4 e7-e5 2.Ng1-f3 Nb8-c6 3.Bf1-c4 Bf8-c5 4.b2-b4 Diagram

The Evan's Gambit where White gives up a pawn to take control of the center. 4...Bc5xb4 5.c2-c3 Bb4-c5 6.0-0 d7-d6 7.d2-d4 e5xd4 8.c3xd4 Bc5-b6 9.d4-d5 Diagram

Last book move. 9...Nc6-e5 Attacking the c4 Bishop 10.Nf3xe5 d6xe5 11.Bc1-b2 Attacking the e5 pawn and taking control of the a1-h8 diagonal 11...Qd8-e7 12.Bc4-b5+ Bc8-d7 13.Bb5xd7+ Ke8xd7 Black has to take with the King since the Queen is defending the e5 pawn 14.Qd1-g4+ White wins two pawns with Qxf5 and Bxe5 on the next move. If 14...Ke8 15 Qxg7 Qf6 16. Bxe5 wins Black's rook) 14...f7-f5 15.Qg4xf5+ Kd7-e8 16.Bb2xe5 Ng8-h6 17.Qf5-f4 Ke8-d7 Diagram

Fritz says this move is a blunder and recommends 17...Rf8 18. Qg3 Ng4) 18.Nb1-d2 Ra8-e8 19.Nd2-c4 Bb6-c5 20.Ra1-d1 Bc5-d6 21.Be5xd6 c7xd6 22.Rd1-b1 b7-b6 23.Rf1-c1 Qe7-f6 24.Qf4-e3 Nh6-g4 25.Nc4xb6+ Demolishing the pawn shield. Two files have now been cleared for White's heavy pieces. If the King takes on c7 because of 26...Kxc7+ 27. Qxb6. 25...a7xb6 26.Rc1-c7+ Diagram

An ingenious move which utilizes the open c-file to it's full extent. 26...Kd7-d8 26...Kxc7 27.Qxb6+ Kd7 28.Qa7+ Kc8 29.Rb8+ Mate. 27.Qe3xb6 Qf6xf2+ 28.Qb6xf2 Ng4xf2 29.Rc7-a7 With the help of the open b-file White regains his piece due to the mate threat on b8. 29...Nf2-h3+ 30.g2xh3 Kd8-c8 31.Kg1-f2 Diagram

Black resigns because he cannot prevent White doubling rooks on the 7th rank 1-0