The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion

Frederick Milnes EDGE ( - )

Paul Morphy, born in New Orleans in 1837, was considered the greatest chess player of his era. He was a child prodigy who learned playing chess simply by watching family members play, and when he was only 9 years old, he was hailed as the best chess player in New Orleans.
This book describes Morphy's trip to Europe, i.e., England and France, where he wanted to play the European Champion Staunton, a match that never came about as the correspondence included in this book shows. He did play - and beat - virtually every other strong player in Europe though, and tales of these matches and people make up a large part of this book. After his triumphs in Europe, Paul Morphy was considerd the unofficial World Chess Champion, as official championship tournaments were only held from 1886.
Morphy retired from chess in 1859 in order to devote himself to his law practice. He died from a stroke in 1884. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Crafts & Hobbies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:03:20
Play 01 Morphy's First Games Availle
00:03:21
Play 02 The First American Chess Congress Jacob Paul Starr
00:12:52
Play 03 Morphy Prepares to Start for Europe Jacob Paul Starr
00:16:54
Play 04 Chess in England, part 1 Jacob Paul Starr
00:27:48
Play 05 Chess in England, part 2 Jacob Paul Starr
00:27:43
Play 06 Morphy in England, part 1 Jacob Paul Starr
00:21:29
Play 07 Morphy in England, part 2 Jacob Paul Starr
00:25:43
Play 08 The Staunton Affair, part 1 MaryAnn
00:20:29
Play 09 The Staunton Affair, part 2 MaryAnn
00:28:21
Play 10 The Staunton Affair, part 3 MaryAnn
00:23:57
Play 11 The Staunton Affair, part 4 MaryAnn
00:30:26
Play 12 Morphy in France John Kooz
00:06:10
Play 13 The Café de la Régence John Kooz
00:10:23
Play 14 The Match Between Morphy and Harrwitz MaryAnn
00:13:39
Play 15 Morphy's Greatest Blindfold Feat MaryAnn
00:10:03
Play 16 Continuation Of the Match With Harrwitz John Kooz
00:06:30
Play 17 Morphy in Society Julia Niedermaier
00:08:59
Play 18 Morphy and the French Amateurs KHand
00:09:12
Play 19 Morphy Gets Beaten KHand
00:04:16
Play 20 Morphy and Anderssen MaryAnn
00:15:50
Play 21 Morphy and Mongredieu KHand
00:04:14
Play 22 Trophies and Valedictory KHand
00:06:44