Morphy, P.C. – McConnell, J. 1849




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2688 (75) 14/15 
McConnell, James    2117 (108) 1/15 
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New Orleans
Start date: 1849
End date: 1849
 
Notes:
According to D.W. Fiske (in The First American Chess Congress, p.507), Morphy had played 'about thirty games' vs. James McConnell, winning all but 1. Most of these were likely played before Morphy went to college in Dec. 1850, and the game scores we have were from 1849 and 1850, so I have split the 30 games evenly between the two years, assuming one loss in 1849.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 507
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 43
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 22
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 382
   [ILN], vol. 33, 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
   [NYC], 16 Oct. 1858
Web
   Sarah.  [The Games]
   Sarah.  [Löwenthal meets Morphy]
   Sarah.  [Morphy's Early Games]
   Sergeant, Philip W.  [Review of Regina Morphy-Voitier]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015