Thursday, September 14, 2017

This is a chess game

Paul Morphy, (1837-1884) born into a prominent New Orleans family, is universally considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. He was totally dominant during his very brief chess career and he was a master of all phases of the game. Morphy is remembered mostly for his brilliant attacking games, but he was also a fine strategist and regularly outplayed his opponents with subtle positional play, not just with his phenomenal tactical mastery. He was one of the earliest chess prodigies and was defeating masters by the age of 10. After graduating from law school at age 17, Morphy dominated the field in the 1857 American Chess Congress held in New York City. Morphy then took Europe by storm, defeating all of the top european players in match play during his extended visit to Europe during the years 1858-59.

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