Until Bobby Fischer's triumph in 1972, only one other American was generally conceded the title World Chess Champion. In 1857, 19-year-old Paul Morphy from New Orleans set the chess world afire in both America and Europe with his exciting "non-book" style of play in which he bested all comers. Fred Reinfeld and Andrew Soltis have selected forty of Morphy's best games and present them here--fully illustrated and annotated--together with a vivid look at the brilliant, though short-lived, career of the enigmatic man who is immortalized as "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess."
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11002029770X