Morphy, P.C. – Stanley, C.H. 1857 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (35) 4.5/
Stanley, Charles    2388 (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
 
Notes:
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.
 
References
Books
   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
Periodicals
   [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
Web
   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