Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings.
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Publisher: Dover
Author: Macon Shibut
Year of Publication: 2004

Pages: 368
Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


Book Description

This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings. Also included are a 27-page essay on Morphy by Steinitz, and a series of letters between Alexander Alekhine and Eugene Znosko-Borovsky debating Morphy's chess style.
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ISBN 9780486435749
Pages 368 Pages
Publication Date Dec 31, 2003
Notation Type AN - Algebraic
Book Binding Type Paperback
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