Paul Morphy’s problem
This problem is attributed to Paul Morphy as being created at the age of nine.
It was first published on June 28, 1856 in “New York Clipper”
White to move and mate in 2.
Roll over to see the solution:
1. Ra6 bxa6 2. b7#
kbK5/pp6/1P6/8/8/8/8/R7 w - -
About the players
Paul Charles Morphy (1837-1884) American chess player, considered the greatest of his time and unofficial World Chess Champion.
Bobby Fischer ranked him among the 10th best chess players of all times, "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess".