Morphy's Games: A Selection of the Best Games Played by the Distinguished Champion in Europe and America

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D. Appleton and Company, 1860 - Chess - 473 pages
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Page xxi - ... predicted a chess champion from America he would have been laughed to scorn. The Congress, however, showed that the traditional names were not the names of power; that the unknown were superior to the known; that there was unsuspected latent chess talent in the mind of Young America. The grey-beards were fairly pushed from their pedestals. Youth and genius proved far more than a match for age and experience. All went down almost without a struggle before the conqueror from New Orleans...
Page 186 - A very good move, for while it brings the Queen into a more attacking position, it at the same time defends White's Queen's Pawn, and threatens that of his adversary.
Page v - PAUL MORPHY. Breakfast, Dinner, and Tea. viewed CLASSICALLY, POETICALLY, and PRACTICALLY. Containing numerous Dishes and Feasts of all Times and Countries, besides three hundred Modern Receipts. 1 vol. small 4to., gilt top. $1 50. "It is altogether the best book for a genteel housekeeper that we...

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