Morphy, Paul World Champions People Chess
Born in 1837, in 1858 he travelled through Europe and beat all the best players in the world, sometimes playing several simultaneously.Morphy was the first player in history to play according to the key principles of modern Grandmaster chess: play in stages, develop before attacking and control the center with pieces and pawns.
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- La Mecca - Chess Encyclopedia: Paul Morphy, First World Champion - Includes a biographical overview, photo, and links.
- 400 Games: 1847-1869 - Click to download zip file (.PGN format).
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