Morphy, P.C. – Lichtenhein, T. 1857

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (34) 2/
Lichtenhein, Theodor    2505 (56) 1/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 1857
End date: 1857
The Jan. 1858 issue of the Chess Monthly (p.30) gives a total score of even games in New York of Morphy against Lichtenhein as +4-0=3. Taking out +3-0=1 for their tournament games leaves +1-0=2 from offhand games. These games were played while Morphy was in New York for about 2 months from Oct. to Dec. 1857. Gilberg asserts, however, that they played 7 games after the Congress, Lichtenhein drawing 3.
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 44
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 86
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 383
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 30
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014