Paul Morphy Chessmen

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A finely carved and turned master class set inspired and named after the legendary American chess player

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.

Morphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to a wealthy and distinguished family. He learned to play chess by simply watching a game between his father and uncle. His family soon realized the boy’s talent and encouraged him to play at family gatherings and by age nine he was considered one of the best players in New Orleans. At just twelve years old, Morphy defeated visiting Hungarian master Johann Löwenthal in a match of three games.

SPECIFICATION
DETAILS KING BASE DIAMETER
Height of Sovereign
3.50  Inch
1.50 Inch
Weight of Sovereign
51 grams
 
Materials Used
Boxwood/Ebonised
How many Queens?
4
Recommended Chessboard Square Size
2.00 Inch
 
 



 

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