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Play Like Paul Morphy

Play Like Paul Morphy

Find the moves in some of the best attacking games of the 1800s!

Paul Morphy played in the mid-1800s before there was an official World Championship. However, Morphy was so far ahead of his competition that many people consider him a world champion in all but name. He played with an aggressive style and was able to attack and achieve active positions better than any of his contemporaries. See if you can find Morphy's moves in five of his greatest games. Start playing like Morphy today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find multiple brilliant queen sacrifices!
  • Learn from an amazing thematic French Defense!
  • Learn from the Opera Game, one of the most famous chess games ever played!
Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs Duke of Brunswick and Comte Isouard

Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs Duke of Brunswick and Comte Isouard

"The Opera Game" might be the most famous chess game ever played!
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Play Like Paul Morphy: Paulsen vs Morphy

Play Like Paul Morphy: Paulsen vs Morphy

Louis Paulsen was one of the best players in the world in the middle of the 1800s. He defeated many of the top players of his day and many opening systems still bear his name.
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Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs Dominguez

Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs Dominguez

This game was played in a blindfold simultaneous display in Havana in 1864.
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Play Like Paul Morphy: McConnell vs Morphy

Play Like Paul Morphy: McConnell vs Morphy

James McConnell was a New Orleans based lawyer and friend of Paul Morphy. This game was played when Morphy was only 13 years old.
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Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs NN

Play Like Paul Morphy: Morphy vs NN

Paul Morphy played some of his best games in exhibitions, including this game against an unknown opponent.
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