CWAP Game 1: Morphy-Lewis, Philadelphia 1859

Paul Morphy
World champion: Never, but it was Morphy who pretty much gave people the idea for a US championship (the 1857 First American Chess Congress was organized mostly to show that Morphy was clearly the best player in the US), and a world championship (had there been an official world championship in the 1850s, Morphy’s visits to Europe would not have been fruitless).

Game 1