Morphy, P.C. – Hammond, G. 1857




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (34) 15/16 
Hammond, George    2341 (61) 1/16 
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 7 Oct. 1857
End date: 1857
 
Notes:
Hillyer (p.167) cites Frère, who gives the result as 15-1 for Morphy. The Dec. 1857 and Jan. 1858 issues of the Chess Monthly (p.30) give 7-1 for Morphy, as do Lange, Lawson and Spinrad. These games were played while Morphy was in New York for about 2 months from Oct. to Dec. 1857. According to Lawson, the first of these games was played on 7 Oct. 1857. The New York Daily Tribune of 8 Oct. 1857 says that Hammond lost two games against Morphy the day before.
 
References
Books
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 53, 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 58, 86
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 379, 383
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 30
   [NYTr], 8 Oct. 1857
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 23 Aug. 2019