Encircling the king
Paul Morphy (1837-1884) was a chess champion whose games highlighted the relationship between attack and the positional features of development, center control and king safety.
😙 How did Morphy (White) force checkmate in 2 moves ?
The move he played prompted his opponent to resign as checkmate was unavoidable.
This game was played as part of a Blindfold Simultaneous exhibition
where Morphy was playing 8 boards without looking at the positions - a feat of visualisation & memory.
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