Morphy, P.C. – Rousseau, E. 1849

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2686 (75) 18/20 
Rousseau, Eugène    2292 (69) 2/20 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New Orleans
Start date: 1849
End date: 1849
According to D.W. Fiske (in The First American Chess Congress, p.505), Morphy played 'over fifty parties' vs. Rousseau in 1849 and 1850, winning 'fully nine-tenths'. Dawson gives years as 1848 and 1849. I have assumed fifty games, with score 45-5, but split between the two years. I have arbitrarily assigned 20 games to 1849 and thirty to 1850, with the same proportion of wins each year.
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 505
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 43
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 22
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 382
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Jan. 1859, page 27
   [ILN], vol. 33, 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
   [Reg], vol. 3, Jan. 1851, page 23
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Harding, Tim.  [The House of the Setting Sun], page 4
   Jones, Ernest.  [The Problem of Paul Morphy]
   Löwenthal, J.J.  [Löwenthal's Memoir]
   Sarah.  [Morphy Obituary, New Orleans Times-Democrat]
   Sarah.  [Morphy's Early Games]
   Sarah.  [P.W.S. Reviews R.M.-V.]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014