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Sun Oct 31 2010 5:39PM | edited: 5:49:55 | MsgID: 13695060


I can't recommend Morphy's Games of Chess by Philip Sergeant. I used to have it, but I threw it out to make room for better books. I did not find the annotations helpful.

I don't know what book to recommend that would be better. Morphy's games of chess, being the best games played by the distinguished champion in Europe and America by Paul Charles Morphy and J 1810-1876 Löwenthal is not recommendable in my view because it's a reprint that preserves all the difficulties of reading very old books. The actual paper is new of course, but everything else isn't, including the faded, tiny print of the old book when it was scanned.

Fred Reinfeld wrote a book on Morphy. The notes were good, as you'd expect, but it was just a selection of games - not nearly enough games - with none of the extras that a book on such an important player should have. Anyway, it's long out of print.

From reviews, Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective by Valeri Bein is the right book to buy on Morphy, but I can't recommend it because I haven't read it.



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Wed Oct 11 2006 1:13AM | MsgID: 5338057


Originally posted by: "ThulsaDoom"
I welcome comments on the following book:




Morphy's Games of Chess
By Philip Sergeant, Publisher:Dover Publications

If you are aware of better books on this subject, your recommendations and comments would be appreciated

Best wishes
ThulsaDoom




A classic. A must-own for any serious chessplayer.



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Tue Oct 10 2006 11:41PM | MsgID: 5337653


Thanks for your advice so far. I'm also condsidering another book, "Paul Morphy and the evolution of chess theory." Does anyone have this book, and would you recomend it to another player?



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Mon Oct 9 2006 6:13AM | MsgID: 5324136


I own this book and it is the best intro book to Pauls games. Paul is a fasinating personality. I have read almost everything in print on him. I even met Paul Morphy jr. the great granrelative of his who handled a second morgage for my New Orleans home. I recommend a book called Paul Morphy " The Pride & Sorrow of Chess ".By Lawson.
Regards,
Scott



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Mon Oct 9 2006 12:40AM | MsgID: 5323276


I welcome comments on the following book:




Morphy's Games of Chess
By Philip Sergeant, Publisher:Dover Publications

If you are aware of better books on this subject, your recommendations and comments would be appreciated

Best wishes
ThulsaDoom