Morphy, P.C. – Perrin, F. 1857 (3)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (35) 18.5/29 
Perrin, Frederic    2316 (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
 
Notes:
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.
 
References
Books
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 86
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 384
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 31
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014