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Paul Morphy: Who was the pride and sorrow of chess?

June 6th, 2011

Episode 327 of 936 episodes

Bobby Fischer called Paul Morphy “the greatest chess genius in history,” By age 20, he earned recognition as America’s best player after winning the nation’s first chess championship tournament in 1857. So why did his career end after only two years?

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