Morphy, P.C. – Thompson, J. (1) 1857




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (35) 5/
Thompson, James (1)    2301 (56) 0/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 8 Oct. 1857
End date: 1857
 
Notes:
The Jan. 1858 issue of the Chess Monthly (p.30) gives a total score in New York of Morphy against Thompson as +8-0=0. Taking out +3-0=0 for their tournament games leaves +5-0=0 from offhand games, as also given by Sergeant. These games must have been played between Morphy's arrival in New York on 5 Oct. 1857 and 16 Nov. 1857, the date of a letter by Morphy (given by Lawson and Sarah's Morphy website) giving the +8-0=0 total. According to Lawson, the first of these was played on 8 Oct. 1857.
 
References
Books
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 54, 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 58, 78, 86
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 14
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 383
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 30
Web
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Morphy, Paul.  [A Letter from Morphy to Maurian, November 16, 1857]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014