Morphy, P.C. – Boden, S.S. 1858

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2796 (29) 6.5/
Boden, Samuel    2545 (50) 2.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: June 1858
End date: Aug. 1858
Di Felice and Sergeant give +6-1=3 for Morphy; Golombek gives +6-1=4 for Morphy. Spinrad gives +5-0=1 (from a website he considers unreliable) and +5-1=3 from the New York Times. Sarah's Boden page gives +5-1=1. In a letter by Edge dated 9 July 1858, Edge gives +3-1=2, but Morphy and Boden may have played more games after that, as in 'Exploits' (p.200) Edge gives +5-1=3. Bell's Life in London of 22 Aug. 1858 (p.3) and the Chess Monthly of June 1858 (p.198) also give +5-1=3, but the latter adds that another game was won by Morphy on his last visit to London (in 1859, recorded separately here). The games must have been played between Morphy's arrival in England in June and the end of Aug. 1858, after which he left for Paris. Since Lawson gives one game a date of June 1858 and another a date of Aug. 1858, the series must have started and ended in those months.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 27
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 34
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 115, 192
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 351
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 17
   [BLL], 22 Aug. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Aug. 1858, page 256
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Sep. 1858, page 285
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter July 9,1858]
   Sarah.  [Samuel Boden]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014