Morphy, P.C. – Perrin, F. 1857 (3)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2797 (35) 18.5/29 
Perrin, Frederic    2311 (40) 10.5/29 
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 1857
End date: 1857
These games were played while Morphy was in New York for about 2 months from Oct. to Dec. 1857. The Chess Monthly of Dec. 1857 (p.383) gives +6-5 for Morphy at Knight odds; the issue of Jan. 1858 (p.30) gives +17-9=3 for Morphy at Knight odds; Frère, in an 1884 speech (quoted by Hillyer, p.167) gave +17-10=4 for Morphy at Knight odds, but this includes games 'played before and after his visit to Europe'. I will take Lawson's quote from the Chess Monthly as correct.
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 86
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 384
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 31
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014