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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.
Queen’s Gambit is itself one of the oldest, most played, and respectable openings ever. It was played already by Gioachino Greko back in 1620. Netflix’s “Queen’s Gambit” miniseries boosted the interest of people in chess but had no effect on the popularity of the opening of the same name. As there was no need.
Today we will explore some of the best games played by the legendary Paul Morphy, an American chess player who was considered to be one of the greatest chess players of his era. Morphy was an unofficial world champion from 1858 to 1862. Bobby Fischer wrote about Paul Morphy that he was “perhaps the most […]