Frisco Del Rosario is a chess teacher and writer. He edited the California Chess Journal from 2001 to 2003, when the magazine won national awards for analysis and general excellence. He resides in San Mateo, Calif., where he writes about basketball for a local newspaper.
great book to have along with modern prespective and the evolution of chess theory a must have i recommeded is a great add onPublished 9 months ago by Juan H Contreras
This is a unique and worthwhile hybrid of biographical games collection and instruction manual. It is aimed at relative novices, eg, players who have maybe read a basic primer of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Tobias
I'll leave it to others to review the quality of this book (which, thus far, seems very good), but I just wanted to share that the $3 (! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cory Madigan
Buy the hard copy of this book since the kindle version has way too many notation errors. Analysis is non-bold while only some of the principal variations are in bold. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Paul Krauss
On the whole, I found "A First Book of Morphy" to be less than satisfying. Essentially, this book contains 30 chapters, each trying to outline one of Fine's principles of chess. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matt B.
This book is great for chess beginners of all ages, easy to read and to follow, excellent explanations without endless mind-numbing variations. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Just Reader
I fell under the spell of Morphy's games years ago after playing out the Paris Opera House game against Count Isouard and the Duke of Brunswick. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Wineatdusk
Morphy is considered one of he genius chess player in modern sense. I think if someone wants to learn and play strategical game and to be attacking player at the same time, he or... Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by Erol Koc
Like the reviewer, Jonathon, I had high hopes for this book but I was disappointed. I was looking for a gentle introduction to Morphy but this just doesn't cut it. Read morePublished on July 12, 2008 by Goosemeyer