Morphy, P.C. – Worrall, T.H. 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (29) 8/15 
Worrall, Thomas    2310 (53) 7/15 
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New Orleans
Start date: Apr. 1858
End date: Apr. 1858
 
Notes:
Di Felice gives a result of +4-0=0 for Morphy over Worrall in New Orleans in 1858 (with no indication of any odds given). Fiske (p.512) also says they played in 1858 (after W.W. Montgomerey's visit in March) at Knight odds, Morphy winning a slight majority. Lawson and Sarah's Morphy website say Morphy won 8 of 15. Lawson gives the date as Apr. 1858. The Illustrated London News of 22 May 1858 (p.519) gives +8-7 for Morphy, as does Lange, quoting the Chess Monthly.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 27
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 512
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 98, 308
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 93
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 2, July 1858, page 222
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Jan. 1859, page 27
   [Era], vol. 20, 20 June 1858, page 13
   [ILN], vol. 32, 1 May 1858, page 447
   [ILN], vol. 32, 22 May 1858, page 519
Web
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 9
   Sarah.  [The Staunton Challenge]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014