Morphy, P.C. – Stanley, C.H. 1857 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2806 (35) 4.5/
Stanley, Charles    2391 (55) 0.5/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of pawn and move
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 28 Nov. 1857
End date: 30 Nov. 1857
Di Felice gives the date as Nov. 1857. Lawson (p.79) gives 28-30 Nov. 1857. Sarah's Stanley web page gives +4-1 for Morphy, as does C.A. Buck (also quoted at Sarah's Morphy website, and mentioned in Spinrad's article on Buck) and Spinrad erroneously attributes this score to Hooper and Whyld; all other sources I've seen give +4-0=1.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 23
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 15
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 511
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 75
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 21
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 58, 168
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 325
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 53, 74, 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 78, 86, 329
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 301
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 29, 30
   [ILN], vol. 32, 16 Jan. 1858, page 67
   [NYC], 5 Dec. 1857
   [NYC], 12 Dec. 1857
   [NYC], 26 Dec. 1857
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Cree, Graeme.  [Charles Henry Stanley vs. Eugene Rousseau Match]
   Fiske, Daniel Willard.  [Letter from Fiske to Allen, 1857]
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress]
   Sarah.  [An American Tragedy]
   Sarah.  [C. A. Buck]
   Sarah.  [Charles Henry Stanley]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Charles A. Buck, Or, Daring to Contradict Lawson], page 4
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015