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"The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done." Ray Charles

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Paul Morphy (right) is winning a chess game

Mate en 2, blancas juegan y ganan. Este problema fue compuesto por Paul Morphy cuando tenía 10 años de edad.

Paul Morphy House--Patio Royal [now Brennan's Restaurant, 417 Royal Street] -- New Orleans

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young. He gradually relapsed into a state of seclusion and eccentricity which culminated in unmistakable paranoia and delusions.

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Bobby Fischer annotates Paul Morphy "Opera game" (chess)

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Paul Morphy jugando 8 partidas a ciegas en el Café de la Regence (Paris) - Le Monde Illustré, 16.10.1856

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from CitaScacchi

Paul Morphy (1859)

Pubblicità di un'industria di tabacco del 1859 ritraente Paul Morphy. #Chess #PaulMorphy

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Paul Morphy 1858–1862 United States Un génie des échecs, ses parties sont magnifiques.