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Prestige Morphy Black Olmo Chess Set

Official Staunton™ Chess Company

£227.47 GBP £349.95 GBP

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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.


After receiving his degree in 1857, Morphy was not yet of legal age to practice law and found himself with free time. He received an invitation to play at the First American Chess Congress in New York City and, at his uncle's urging, accepted. Morphy won the tournament which included strong players of the day, such as Alexander Meek and Louis Paulsen. Morphy was hailed as the chess champion of the United States and stayed in New York playing chess through 1857, winning the vast majority of his games. In 1858, Morphy travelled to Europe to play European Champion Howard Staunton. While negotiations for a match proved problematic, Morphy played every strong player in Europe, usually winning easily. While the match with Staunton never came about, Morphy was hailed by most in Europe as the world's best player.

Ebonised/Boxwood chess pieces with 3.5 Inch King, double weighted and perfectly balanced with fitted Green felt pads to the pieces.

This set ships with 4 Queens as standard!

This stunning 19 Inch Giglio Asla Chess Board makes a fantastic centerpiece to any study or living room. The beautiful elm root wood is complete with the same meticulous and classic intarsia inlay design that has defined the Sorrento company for over a century. This wood canvas is the perfect battlefield for the noble knight or the all-important queen.This board is a perfect example of tradition trumping trend, as the simple highlights of the wood and inlay are all the style a sartorial gamer should ever need. Truly, a beautiful board.  

 

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
 Chessboard Size
19.00 Inch
 

 

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