Jules Arnous de Rivière dominated the French chess scene from the late 1850s to the late 1870s, establishing himself as the strongest player of his time. His notable reputation stems from his numerous encounters with Paul Morphy, the renowned American chess champion, during Morphy’s visits to Paris in 1858 and 1863.
The game chosen for today’s article comes from the famous match between Morphy and de Rivière. It showcases an excellent illustration of the perpetual pursuit concept. Witness and appreciate how Paul Morphy skillfully capitalizes on the opponent’s vulnerable queen, maximizing his advantage – he attacked the black queen eleven times before the opponent resigned.