Paul Morphy’s Birthday

Today is Paul Morphy’s birthday (and also my son’s) so I thought I’d celebrate it with one of Morphy’s wins. This game is actually remarkably modern in design, with Morphy’s flexible method of meeting Meek’s Modern Defence style set up being way ahead of his time.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: