Wednesday, June 22, 2011
On This Date in Chess History
June 22, 1837: Paul Morphy born.
June 22, 1874: Howard Staunton deceased.
The two unofficial world champions never met over the chessboard in an individual contest. But they did play a couple of consultation games against each other, one as White and the other as Black.
Both games were won by Morphy's side.