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Chess Phenomenon Paul Morphy

151 Seiten, kartoniert, Beyer, 1. Auflage 2016

19,80 €
Inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versandkosten

Paul Charles Morphy - compared with famous contemporaries like Adolf Anderssen or Howard Staunton - belongs to the 'enigmatic' personalities of chess history. Such a fate remains mostly reserved to those great players whose biography states, sooner or later: showed psychological abnormalities, isolated himself, became moody, a weirdo, a loner ...

In short - he was one of those who nourish and thus keep alive the folklore maintaining there's a fine line between genius and insanity.

However, it's not the aim of this book to illuminate the more or less obscure areas of Morphy's life, as it's not a psychological study, but a chess book. Thus, instead of a research of the soul, a search is to be conducted, a search for a reliable answer to the question as to what sort of chess player Morphy was.

The author is a chess historian whose main interest has always been this American 'superstar' of the 19th century - rightly regarded as one of the 'uncrowned world champions'. He has selected and annotated 100 of Morphy's most instructive games and traced his life's journey in detail - from the discovery of the child prodigy to his early death.

The result is a very vivid insight into a highly interesting part of chess history, which has certainly not deserved to fall into oblivion.

Englische Übersetzung des Titels "Schachphänomen Paul Morphy"


Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 300 g
Hersteller Beyer
Breite 14,7 cm
Höhe 21 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Autor Otto Dietze
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-3-95920-967-0
Seiten 151
Einband kartoniert

04 Legend

007 Preface

008 Introduction

013 Morphy in the opinion of later chess authorities

014 The unsurpassed master of Open Games

017 Departure for Europe

019 The first chess prodigy

024 Time of maturity

027 Paul Morphy - the best American player

050 Challenge to Staunton

056 Staunton recognized Morphy's genius

067 Baptism of fire in the chess metropolis

067 Match with Löwenthal

081 Handicap-match with Owen

081 He came, he didn't see and he conquered

083 Morphy in Paris

090 They'lI be pretty surprised

098 Exhibition match in blindfold play

100 Victory over Anderssen - unofficial World Champion

118 Fairness and devotion

119 A new chess era in the offing

123 Harrwitz avoids a revanche match

125 Au revoir, Paris

128 Hero of the New World

130 I'm not a professional

133 Ex-World Champion Euwe comments

136 Morphy comments

138 Morphy and the evolution of chess

140 Final combinations in Morphy's style

145 Solutions

149 Survey of Morphy's tournament- and matchgames