A First Book of Morphy aims to illustrate the teachings of three great chessplayers with games played by the first American chess champion, Paul Morphy. The book presents more than 60 of Morphy's brilliant and instructive games in demonstration of basic chess principles written by grandmasters Reuben Fine and Cecil Purdy.
Frisco Del Rosario is a chess teacher and writer. He was named Chess Journalist of the Year by the Chess Journalists of America in August 2005, and Teacher of the Week by the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News in July 2004, the first time a chess teacher was so honored. He edits the Success Chess School Dragon, which won the CJA award as Best New Magazine in 2005. He edited the California Chess Journal from 2001 to 2003, when that magazine won awards for analysis and general excellence. He resides in San Mateo, California, where he writes about basketball for a local newspaper.