Paul Morphy was an American chess player born in 1837. He is considerd to be the strongest player of the 19th century. At the age of 12 he beat the Hungarian master Johann Löwenthal in 3 game match.
In 1958 he traveled Europe and beat every strong master decisively, however a planned match with Howard Staunton did not happen.
He is considered one of the strongest players of all time and certainly years ahead of his time.
Henri Baucher was a French Player born in 1818.
The game was played in a blindfold simultan event of Morphy. Morphy displays his profound calculating ability and positional play.