Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young. He gradually relapsed into a state of seclusion and eccentricity which culminated in unmistakable paranoia and delusions.

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young. He gradually relapsed into a state of seclusion and eccentricity which culminated in unmistakable paranoia and delusions.

Paul Morphy: #9 on the list of Top 10 Greatest Chess Players in History

Paul Morphy: #9 on the list of Top 10 Greatest Chess Players in History

Bobby Fischer annotates Paul Morphy "Opera game" (chess)

Bobby Fischer annotates Paul Morphy "Opera game" (chess)

The Genius of Paul Morphy

The Genius of Paul Morphy (Paperback)

Ajedrez Espectacular. Richard Guerrero: Clase nº 12. Paul Morphy

Ajedrez Espectacular. Richard Guerrero: Clase nº 12. Paul Morphy

Bobby Fischer discusses (mostly) Paul Morphy

Bobby Fischer discusses (mostly) Paul Morphy

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