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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

"It's true that Morphy played ladies during his stay in Paris and that he let them win. These were usually titled ladies who probably had little chess skill. Ben Franklin was known to do the same thing. It's an interesting point though. There's a story of a rumor that when Morphy was in NYC, a lady came to his room in private where they played a single game of chess which she won fair and square ... then she left and was never heard from again. "
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