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

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)

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)
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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:45