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The Daily Dispatch: October 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Champion chess-player. (search)
The Champion chess-player. --Mr. Paul Murphy, the celebrated chess player, of New Orleans, has arrived in Richmond, and is stopping at the Spotswood. A good chance is now afforded for our amateurs to try their hands.
The Daily Dispatch: November 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], Paulsen's blindfold chess Play in
Paulsen's blindfold chess Play in England. --The arrival of Mr. Paulson, the American chess-player, in London, has already been noticed. Mr. Paulson, it will be remembered, played against Paul Murphy at the chess tournament held in New York some time since. He now appears in London as a blindfold player, beating no less than ten opponents simultaneously. The London Star has this account of his wonderful performances: Mr. Paulsen offered to play, blindfolded, ten of the best players of this country, and carry on the games simultaneously, Mr. Paulsen had previously been victorious in a contest on the same terms with fifteen players; but they were not all first class, and after his triumph he expressed a wish to be pitted against ten of the ablest players that could be produced.--The match yesterday has excited great interest in chess circles since the preliminaries were arranged, and when it commenced there was a numerous company in the room, which, it is needless to say,
The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], The sword of justice. (search)
Paul Murphy, the chess champion, is practicing law in New Orleans.