The Genius of Paul Morphy (Paperback)
  • The Genius of Paul Morphy (Paperback)
zoom

The Genius of Paul Morphy (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 27/04/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Paul Charles Morphy (1837-84) was an extraordinary and precocious talent: a child prodigy who quickly rose to become the best player in America, and then the world, before he effectively retired from serious play at the age of 21. Morphy's prowess created masterpieces of attacking chess so beautiful that they endure to the present day. In textbooks all over the world, Morphy's name is synonymous with the romantic era, a time of dazzling sacrifices and spectacular king hunts. In this book Chris Ward critically examines Morphy's style, strengths and weaknesses- the first time that a contemporary Grandmaster has so systematically appraised Morphy's games in the context of the modern understanding of chess. Ward recounts many curiosities (such Blindfold Exhibitions, for which Morphy was famous), and there is a special chapter devoted to Morphy's most dramatic miniatures. Morphy's contributions to opening theory (in variations such as the Evans Gambit and the King's Gambit are also covered, and it is interesting that these swashbuckling gambit variations are currently seeing something of a resurgence. Chris Ward is one of Britain's leading professional players and trainers. He gained his Grandmaster title by winning the British Championship in 1996 in Nottingham, and was captain and coach to the English Women's team in Moscow 1994, Erevan 1996, and Pula 1997.

Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781781943328
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 211 x 143 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
Added to basket
Practical Chess Exercises
Added to basket
Win At Chess: Teach Yourself
Added to basket
FCO - Fundamental Chess Openings
Added to basket
Logical Chess : Move By Move
Added to basket
Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourself
Added to basket
The Mammoth Book of Chess
Added to basket
How Life Imitates Chess
Added to basket
Complete Book of Chess Strategy
Added to basket
Amateur's Mind
Added to basket
The Grass Arena
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Chess Openings For Dummies
Added to basket
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Added to basket
Bobby Fischer Goes to War
Added to basket
Chess Player's Bible
Added to basket
£13.99
Hardback
My 60 Memorable Games
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.