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Morphy

Paul. 1837--84, US chess player, widely considered to have been the world's greatest player
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It includes 10 black and white plates in the center of the book and four appendixes outlining Bobby's chess history and selected personal events, along with timelines for the lives of his mother and earlier master Paul Morphy.
Paul Morphy (1837-1884), the master strategist from New Orleans, whom Salvatore Marano credits as Faulkner's "model" (265) for Gavin Stevens, developed the chess problem (or conundrum) from his encounter with the partnership of the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard at the Paris Opera in September 1858.
In Faulkner's novella, the gallant Southern chess player epitomized by the graduate-at-law Paul Morphy informs the anachronistically chivalrous, chess-playing lawyer Gavin Stevens.
Harriss sidesteps, via an urban form of courtship nurtured (presumably) by a twentieth-century cityscape, the rural version of chivalry that still holds currency among the majority of Yoknapatawphians, and Harriss's business dealings in New Orleans, which coincide with Faulkner's sojourn there in the mid-1920s, again conjure the specter of Paul Morphy into the intertextual connections of this chess-soaked novella.
What interests a critic here, then, is how Faulkner's chess-playing knight emerges from the maw of structuralist abstraction that fatally trapped Paul Morphy.
Gavin Stevens, whom Christopher Matthew describes as "one of nature's noblemen, a practitioner of the law who stands out among lawyers" (3), hereby secures his prize thanks to an endgame in keeping with the approach of the "chivalrous lawyer-chess player" Paul Morphy, but tempered to the exigencies of the war-tom twentieth century.
The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, The Chess Champion.
6c3 This was a favourite of Paul Morphy who gave it an airing in his game against Adolf Anderssen in 1858.