Morphy Ebonised Chess Set & Elm Chess Board

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£349.00 

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Introducing the Paul Morphy Eboinsed Chessmen and Prestige Elm Chess board.
This staggering Giglio Asla Chess Board makes an incredible centrepiece to any study or front room. The lovely elm root wood is finished with the same fastidious and excellent intarsia inlay that has characterized the Sorrento organization for over a century.

This wood canvas is the ideal combat zone for the respectable knight or the terrifically imperative queen. This board is an impeccable illustration of tradition trumping trend, as the straightforward highlights of the wood and trim are all the style a sartorial gamer ought to ever require. Really, a delightful board.

After receiving his degree in 1857, Morphy was not yet of legal age to practice law and found himself with free time. He received an invitation to play at the First American Chess Congress in New York City and, at his uncle's urging, accepted. Morphy won the tournament which included strong players of the day, such as Alexander Meek and Louis Paulsen. Morphy was hailed as the chess champion of the United States and stayed in New York playing chess through 1857, winning the vast majority of his games. In 1858, Morphy travelled to Europe to play European Champion Howard Staunton. While negotiations for a match proved problematic, Morphy played every strong player in Europe, usually winning easily. While the match with Staunton never came about, Morphy was hailed by most in Europe as the world's best player.

Specifications:
3.5 Inch King
Double weighted and perfectly balanced with fitted Green felt pads to the pieces and shipped with 4 queens as standard.

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