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  2. Paul Charles Morphy | Prodigy, Grandmaster, Innovator

    Paul Charles Morphy, (born June 22, 1837, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died July 10, 1884, New Orleans), American chess master who, during his public career of less than two years, became the world’s leading player. Acclaimed by some as the most brilliant player of all time, he was first to rely on the now-established principle of ...

  3. Paul Morphy: how good was he really? | ChessBase

    While he was updating and revising the historical part of the ChessBase Mega Database 2017, Jacoby came across a number of games Paul Morphy had played as a 12-year old. Impressive games which make Jacoby believe that the 12-year old Morphy was already the best player in America and one of the best players in the world.

  4. Paul Morphy (22 June 1837 – 10 July 1884), called "the pride and sorrow of chess", was an American chess master. He was the greatest chess player of his era and an unofficial world champion (1858–1860). This was widely accepted when he defeated Adolf Anderssen, with seven wins, two losses, and two draws, in 1858.

  5. The Wizardry of Paul Morphy -

    In this blog, we'll be taking a look at Morphy's success, some of his best games, and what would happen in the chess world if he was still alive today! The Dawn of Greatness. Born in 1837, Paul Charles Morphy (better known as Paul Morphy) didn't have lots of resources to learn how to play chess.

  6. Paul Morphy -

    In October, 1857 Paul Morphy went to New York to play in the first American Chess Congress. The top 16 players in America were invited. Morphy easily defeated them all and won the event. He refused the $300 first place money. Instead, he accepted a silver pitcher, four goblets, and a silver tray.

  7. Paul Charles Morphy | World Chess Hall of Fame

    (1837-1884) U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inducted 1986 World Chess Hall of Fame Inducted 2001 Born in New Orleans of Creole descent, Paul Morphy learned chess at 8 and by 13 was one of the best players in the country. He won the First American Chess Congress in 1857, becoming the second official U.S. Champion.

  8. Paul Morphy - The New York Times

    Paul Morphy, who was born in New Orleans on June 22, 1837, was the first of the four supreme Wunderkinder of chess history (the others were Jose Capablanca, Samuel Reshevsky and Bobby Fischer ...

  9. Top 10 Things to Learn from Paul Morphy - TheChessWorld

    Paul Morphy, born in June 1837 to a prominent New Orleans family, displayed exceptional chess talent from an early age. Learning from his chess-enthusiast relatives, he embraced early and rapid development as his trademark strategy. As a child, Morphy’s victories over American general Winfield Scott and European masters Eugène Rousseau and ...

  10. Paul Morphy - Wikiquote

    Paul Charles Morphy ( June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. Considered to have been the greatest chess grandmaster of his time, he is today widely recognized as one of the finest chess players to have ever lived. Morphy was also chess publisher and an attorney.

  11. Paul Morphy & The Opera Game - Chessable Blog

    Paul Morphy (1837-1884) was a man ahead of his time. In terms of chess talent, he stood head and shoulders above every other player. Winning the First American Chess Congress in 1857 served to announce his presence in the chess world. A match victory against Adolf Anderssen in 1858 was highly significant.