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Paul Morphy

Data de nascimento: 22. Junho 1837
Data de falecimento: 10. Julho 1884

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Paul Charles Morphy foi um famoso enxadrista estadunidense do século XIX e incontestavelmente o melhor jogador de sua época. Morphy é chamado de "o gênio efêmero" em razão da sua curta carreira.

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„It [chess] is not only the most delightful and scientific, but the most moral of amusements.“

—  Paul Morphy
As quoted in Testimonials to Paul Morphy: Presented at University Hall, New York, May 25, 1859

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„Chess never has been and never can be aught but a recreation. It should not be indulged in to the detriment of other and more serious avocations.“

—  Paul Morphy
As quoted in Testimonials to Paul Morphy: Presented at University Hall, New York, May 25, 1859 https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=aEZAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA3

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„It [chess] is eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game.“

—  Paul Morphy
As quoted in Testimonials to Paul Morphy: Presented at University Hall, New York, May 25, 1859

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„So still was he, that but for the searching intellect which glittered in his full dark eye, you might have taken him for a carven image as he pondered his moves. His bearing was mild and that of a refined gentleman, and he dealt the most crushing blows on his adversary with an almost womanly ease and grace.“

—  Paul Morphy
Hugh Alexander Kennedy, quoted in The Westminster Papers: A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and the Drama, Volume X https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=Bs9eAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.RA1-PA40

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