Maurian, Charles Amedee
Charles Amedee Maurian was born on May 21, 1838. He was the closest and life-long friend of Paul Morphy. They attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama together where Morphy taught Maurian how to play chess in 1853-54. In 1854, he defeated Paul Morphy in a match in New Orleans (+6-5=1), but at various piece odds. In 1858, he lost a match to Paul Morphy (+1-2=0). From 1858 to 1860, Maurian edited the chess column in the New Orleans Delta. In October, 1862, Maurian and Morphy sailed to Cuba on a Spanish steamboat, with the ultimate destination of Paris in 1863. In 1869, he lost a match to Paul Morphy (+2-6=0) at knight odds. All together, there are 75 known games between Maurian and Paul Morphy. From 1883 to 1890, he co-edited the chess column in the Times-Democrat. He moved to Paris in 1890. He died on Decmber 2, 1912.