Morphy, P.C. – Perrin, F. 1857 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (35) 8/10 
Perrin, Frederic    2316 (40) 2/10 
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 1857
End date: 1857
 
Notes:
These games were played while Morphy was in New York for about 2 months from Oct. to Dec. 1857. In a letter dated 16 Nov. 1857 (quoted by Lawson and Sarah's Morphy website), Morphy gives his score against Perrin at odds of Pawn and Two Moves as +4-2. The Chess Monthly of Dec. 1857 (p.383) gives +6-2 but the Jan. 1858 issue (p.30) gives +8-2. I take the latter as the most complete.
 
References
Books
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 78, 86
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 383
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 30
Web
   Morphy, Paul.  [A Letter from Morphy to Maurian, November 16, 1857]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014