Morphy, P.C. – Owen, J. 1858 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (29) 6/
Owen, John    2447 (45) 1/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of pawn and move
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 10 Aug. 1858
End date: 14 Aug. 1858
 
Notes:
Golombek gives date as Aug. 1858. Edge wrote on 13 Aug. that Owen had consented to the match 'on Tuesday last' so presumably 10 Aug. 1858; he also says that it should be finished 'tomorrow', so 14 Aug. 1858, which is confirmed by Lawson.
 
References
Books
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 517
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 129
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 204
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 236
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 146, 192
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 110, 329, 369
Periodicals
   [BLL], 15 Aug. 1858, page 8
   [BLL], 22 Aug. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Oct. 1858, page 314
   [Era], vol. 20, 15 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 22 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 33, 28 Aug. 1858, page 197
   [NYC], 11 Sep. 1858
   [ST], 22 Aug. 1858, page supp.4
   [ST], 29 Aug. 1858, page supp.3
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Edge, Frederick.  [A Letter from Edge to Fiske, August 6, 1858]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 9
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Your Morphy Number is Up], page 3
   Löwenthal, J.J.  [Löwenthal's Memoir]
   Sarah.  [Morphy Obituary, New Orleans Times-Democrat]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016