Morphy, P.C. – Lowenthal, J.J. 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2797 (29) 10/14 
Löwenthal, Johann    2624 (41) 4/14 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 19 July 1858
End date: 22 Aug. 1858
 
Notes:
The majority of sources, including Löwenthal himself, give the result as +9-3=2 for Morphy. However, Edge (p.200) and Staunton, in the Illustrated London News (28 Aug. 1858, p.197), give +9-3=3, as does an article in Harper's (Nov. 1858) reproduced at Sarah's Morphy website. This is also given by Feenstra Kuiper and, according to Spinrad, by the New York Times. Sunnucks and Golombek both give +9-3=2 in their entries on Löwenthal and +9-3=3 in their entries on Morphy. Thomas Frère, in a speech given in 1884 (Hillyer, p.168) gives a total for Morphy over Löwenthal in Europe of +10-4=3, but this apparently combines a match result of +9-3=2 with the result of 3 offhand games in Apr. 1859 at +1-1=1. Lawson gives date of last game as 21 Aug. 1858; Fiske and Di Felice give end date as 22 Aug. 1858. Edge quotes the Era giving the end date as 22 Aug. 1858. The Sunday Times of 29 Aug. 1858 (supplement, p.3) gives the end date as 24 Aug. 1858.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 26
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 516
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 187, 204
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 14
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 168
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 216
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 148, 192, 308, 327
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 108, 112, 329
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 147
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 301, 320
Periodicals
   [BLL], 18 July 1858, page 8
   [BLL], 25 July 1858, page 3
   [BLL], 29 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Sep. 1858, page 285
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Oct. 1858, page 314
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 1, Jan. 1859, page 30
   [CPC], vol. 1, July 1859, page 199
   [Era], vol. 20, 18 July 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 20, 25 July 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 1 Aug. 1858, page 15
   [Era], vol. 20, 15 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 22 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 29 Aug. 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 21, 26 Dec. 1858, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 33, 28 Aug. 1858, page 197
   [NYC], 18 Sep. 1858
   [ST], 25 July 1858, page 6
   [ST], 29 Aug. 1858, page supp.3
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Johann Jacob Löwenthal]
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Devens, R.M.  [Unrivaled Performances by Paul Morphy], page 2
   Devens, R.M.  [Unrivaled Performances by Paul Morphy (Part I)]
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter August 30,1858]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Löwenthal, J.J.  [Löwenthal's Memoir]
   Sarah.  [Harper's, Vol.17, No.102, Nov. 1858]
   Sarah.  [Morphy Obituary, New Orleans Times-Democrat]
   Sarah.  [Morphy: American cyclopaedia - 1876]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Sarah.  [The Scotsman]
   Sericano, C.  [I campionati del mondo fino al 1885]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Sunnucks, Anne.  [Morphy Bio by Anne Sunnucks]
   Wilson, J.G. and Fiske, J.  [Morphy: Appletons' cyclopaedia - 1889]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016