Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion
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.
First Page:[Illustration: Paul Morphy]
EXPLOITS AND TRIUMPHS,
The Chess Champion;
AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF CLUBS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF FAMOUS PLAYERS, AND VARIOUS INFORMATION AND ANECDOTE RELATING TO THE NOBLE GAME OF CHESS.
PAUL MORPHY'S LATE SECRETARY.
ILLUSTRATED WITH TEN PORTRAITS ON WOOD.
NEW YORK: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 346 & 348 BROADWAY. M.DCCC.LIX.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859,
BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE OLD WORLD,
The Members of
THE FIRST AMERICAN CHESS CONGRESS,
BY THEIR MOST GRATEFUL AND OBLIGED SERVANT, THE AUTHOR.
I am much indebted, in the following pages, to the kind assistance of that able writer and veteran chess player, Mr. George Walker, who has furnished me with most of the very interesting and valuable information contained in the fourth chapter of this work... Continue reading book >>
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