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Paul Morphy: Who was the pride and sorrow of chess?

June 6, 201119 min
Bobby Fischer called Paul Morphy "the greatest chess genius in history," By age 20, he earned recognition as America's best player after winning the nation's first chess championship tournament in 1857. So why did his career end after only two years?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit