Morphy in the Weekly World News


Paul Morphy, 114 years after his death, finally reached the pinacle of any celebrity - inclusion in the Weekly World News. Admittedly it was only on page 47, but even that seems pretty good for a dead chess player.

Weekly World News June 9, 1998

But . . .

Just 10 years earlier, on November 15, 1988, the Weekly World News, always at the forefront of chess, had also published the famous Korchnoi-Maroczy account.