On the night of his untimely and mysterious death in post Civil War New Orleans, world chess champion PAUL MORPHY'S exciting and tortured life is reviewed. Known as the greatest chess player in the modern era, Morphy was a multidimensional genius prodigy.
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Paul Morphy attended what is now Tulane University. At that time it was known as the University of Louisiana. See more
While taking place in the 1850's, for most of the scenes, a type of plastic chess set that first appeared around 1970 is used. See more