Morphy, P.C. – Meek, A.B. 1857 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (35) 4/
Meek, Alexander    1910 (104) 0/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New Orleans
Start date: Jan. 1857
End date: Jan. 1857
 
Notes:
Fiske, in the book of the First American Chess Congress (p.507) gives the date as Jan. 1857, the place as New Orleans and the result as 4-0 for Morphy. The same information was given in the Chess Monthly (cited by Frère, who is cited by Hillyer, p.43, and in the Illustrated London News, 18 Sept. 1858, p.255). Sarah's web page on Morphy's Early Games also gives New Orleans. An obituary of Morphy from the New Orleans Times-Democrat (13 July 1884) at Sarah's Morphy website gives the total of Morphy's two matches with Meek during the period between 1855 and Apr. 1857 as 10-0 for Morphy, which agrees with Fiske, since the 1855 match was 6-0.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 507
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 43
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 382
   [ILN], vol. 33, 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
Web
   Sarah.  [Morphy Obituary, New Orleans Times-Democrat]
   Sarah.  [Morphy's Early Games]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014