Morphy, P.C. – Ayers, T. 1855



Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2796 (61) 2/
Ayers, T.    0/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Mobile
Start date: 1 Mar. 1855
End date: 1 Mar. 1855
 
Notes:
D.W. Fiske (in The First American Chess Congress, p.507) is clear that these games were played on 1 Mar. 1855, while Morphy was at St. Joseph's College in Spring Hill, Alabama (near Mobile). M.F. Hillyer cites T. Frere's Morphy's Games of Chess which cites the Chess Monthly, giving the date as 1 Mar. 1856, but Morphy left Alabama in Oct. 1855. Sarah's Early Morphy Games page gives the date as 1855. The biography in the Illustrated London News of 18 Sept. 1858 (p.255) gives the date as 1 Mar. 1865.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 507
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 43
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 42
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 371, 382
   [ILN], 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
Web
   Sarah.  [Morphy Obituary, New Orleans Times-Democrat]
   Sarah.  [Morphy's Early Games]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014