Paul Morphy: how good was he really? | ChessBase

Paul Morphy: how good was he really? | ChessBase

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young. He gradually relapsed into a state of seclusion and eccentricity which culminated in unmistakable paranoia and delusions.

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young. He gradually relapsed into a state of seclusion and eccentricity which culminated in unmistakable paranoia and delusions.

Pubblicità di un'industria di tabacco del 1859 ritraente Paul Morphy. #Chess #PaulMorphy

Paul Morphy (1859)

Pubblicità di un'industria di tabacco del 1859 ritraente Paul Morphy. #Chess #PaulMorphy

Paul Morphy's tomb

Paul Morphy's tomb

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) American chess master.  Called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career followed by mental illness. Photo 1859.

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) American chess master. Called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career followed by mental illness. Photo 1859.

Genius of Paul Morphy (Reissue) (Paperback) (Chris Ward)

Genius of Paul Morphy (Reissue) (Paperback) (Chris Ward)

Paul Morphy,Chris D'elia

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