Thompson – Morphy

The discovery that my son has the same birthday as the legendary Paul Morphy has prompted a new direction in our ‘Neenz’ games.

This evening we went over the following miniature, which reminds me of the lightness and brilliance of the American genius. It also reminds me how much ‘classical chess’ has changed over the years, and I continue to wonder how its original spirit might be reclaimed.


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: