Paul Morphy – Genius and Myth
The history of chess knows many peculiar stories, however, none of them was so spectacular like the comet-like rise of Paul Morphy. Within only two years of active play, the American defeated the strongest players of his time and gained the title of the inofficial world champion. His retirement at the top of his glory, some circumstances in his life which never got quite clarified as well as his tragic end made him a legendary figure through and through. The ChessBase CD features an extensive biography and a special tactics database. Moreover, there are expert analyses of Morphy’s playing style by GMs Karten Müller and Rainer Knaak, dealing with the interesting question: “How was Morphy superior to this contemporaries?”

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