Paul Morphy June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884

Eleventh World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer had said, “Paul Morphy had the talent to beat any player of any era if given time to study modern theory and ideas”. Later, some critics decided to disagree. June 22 is Paul Morphy’s birth anniversary and it’s time to remember the ‘unofficial world chess champion’ with a simple, but elegant game. Though, there are several other stronger Morphy chess games to share, but here’s a simple and fun one. We found this game using the search function in GigaKing – the awesome chess games’ database that comes with Chess King. It has millions of games since the beginning of… time! Run the game and pause at 7. …Ng3. Then, decide what you would play as White before running through the rest of the game.

Morphy Paul (2680) – Anderssen Adolf (GER)

Result: 1-0
Site: Paris (France)
Date: 1858
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