Keeping up with Paul Morphy
Last week you had the chance to compare your chess skills with the famous American GM Frank Marshall. This time your task is harder as the new benchmark you are supposed to keep up with is the legendary Paul Morphy. In one of my previous articles (http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-game-ever-played ) I already described my first encounter with one of Morphy's games and the deep impact it had on me. But it should be mentioned that one of the first chess compositions I ever saw was also composed by Morphy even though I didn't know it at that time. Here is this little gem: White starts and checkmates Black in two moves.