Morphy, P.C. – Hampton, T.I. 1858

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2796 (29) 2/
Hampton, Thomas    2044 (132) 0/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: June 1858
End date: June 1858
Spinrad gives this result from the New York Times of 21 Oct. 1858. Sarah's Morphy website suggests that these games were played when Morphy first visited the Saint George's Chess Club after his arrival in London in June 1858. This is consistent with the fact that they are mentioned in a letter by Edge dated 9 July 1858. Lawson says Morphy first visited the St. George's Club on 23 June 1858 and that Hampton was the first person he played, so perhaps these games were played that day.
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 192
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 101
   [BLL], 22 Aug. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Aug. 1858, page 256
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   [Era], vol. 20, 4 July 1858, page 5
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter July 9,1858]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014