On the night of his untimely and mysterious death in post-Civil War New Orleans, world chess champion PAUL MORPHY’S {1837-1884} (Blaine Kern) exciting and tortured life is reviewed. Known as the greatest chess player of all time, Morphy was a multidimensional genius prodigy. When Paul was six he watched his father and uncle play a game of chess, then recreated the game from memory. Family friend, free-man-of-color JESSIE (Archie Sampier) narrates this story of family strife, sibling rivalry and internal turmoil of a mother trying to restrain an uncle who wants the boy on a platform, a brother who is close to dueling and a father set on keeping the genius- chess mind locked on a path of the family’s political aspirations.