Morphy, P.C. – Boden, S.S. 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (29) 6.5/
Boden, Samuel    2544 (50) 2.5/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: June 1858
End date: Aug. 1858
 
Notes:
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.
 
References
Books
   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
Periodicals
   [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
Web
   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