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E. Morphy/Quincy Chess
October 30, 2004
Ernest Morphy, Paul's uncle, had moved from New Orleans to Cincinnati in 1854. In 1856 he moved to Quincy, Illinois.
He must have joined the Quincy Chess Club.
The game below is a cutting-edge telegraph consultation game played on January 19,1860 between the St. Louis Chess Club (white) and the Quincy Chess Club (black) and was published in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, January 28th, 1860.
The St Louis Chess Club team comprised of:. Skinner, Brown, Daenzer, Mysenberg and Jenks
The Quincy Chess Club team comprised of E. Morphy, Tillson, Roland and Richardson
When Ernest Morphy died (March 7, 1874), The Chess Record of Philadelphia ran an obituary note that read:
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