Are You Better Than Paul Morphy?

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Liang, Awonder (2608) – Aronian, Levon (2755)
U.S. Championship ( [5] 2022.10.09
C44 Scotch gambit, Cochrane-Shumov defence

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.Nxf7 Nxf7 7.Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Qxc5 d5 10.c3 dxe4 11.O-O Re8 12.cxd4 Qxd4 13.Qg5 Nb4 14.Bd2 Qd6 15.Nc3 c6 16.Rad1 Bf5 17.g4 h6 18.Qh4 Bc8 19.Bxh6 Nd3 20.Bg5 Qe5 21.f3 Rh8 22.fxe4+ Kg8 23.Bh6 Qd4+ 24.Kh1 Be6 25.Qg5 Bf7 26.Rxf7 Rxh6 27.Rxd3 Qxd3 28.Qf6 Rxh2+ 29.Kxh2 Qd2+ 30.Kg1 Qc1+ 31.Kf2 Qh6 32.g5

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The 2022 U.S. Championship is a 14-player round-robin featuring the strongest players in the USA, who compete for $262,000 in prize money as well as the coveted title of U.S. Champion. If two or more players tie for first place a playoff will be held.

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