Paul Morphy video biography Part one
Paul Morphy biography
Paul Morphy is widely considered to be one of the purest chess geniuses in history, with a fabulous ability to attack with combinative wizardry. Bobby Fischer regarded him to be the "most accurate" player in history. The segment covers Morphy's birth in New Orleans, his games as a child prodigy, the Inaugural American Chess Congress of 1857, and his departure for England in 1858.