In the 1800’s no chess player was more exciting than Paul Morphy. Alongside Bobby Fischer they are two of the most iconic American chess players that have ever played the game. Morphy learned the game while he was young and seemed to be a natural. After quickly dominating all opponents in the United States, Morphy traveled to Europe and beat all of the best players to become the unofficial World Champion from 1858–62. Unfortunately for the chess world he stopped playing very early on and then died at the early age of 47. We take a look at some of his greatest games and marvel at the greatness that was Paul Morphy.