Morphy, P.C. – Lecrivain, L.S. 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (29) 5/
Lécrivain, Siméon    2302 (79) 2/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 2 Sep. 1858
End date: 2 Sep. 1858
 
Notes:
Edge (p.149) says that Lécrivain scored 'some two games to Morphy's six or seven', Morphy giving Pawn and Two Move odds. However, on p.202 Edge gives +5-2=0 for Morphy over Lécrivain at odds of Pawn and Two Moves, as does Staunton in the Illustrated London News of 11 Sept. 1858 (p.245), Löwenthal in the Era of 12 Sept. 1858 (p.12), Walker in Bell's Life in London of 21 Nov. 1858 (p.3), Falkbeer in the Sunday Times of 5 Dec. 1858 (p.10) and Lange (p.209). Lawson (p.128) says Morphy won 7 out of 9. The New York Clipper of 2 Oct. 1858 and the Chess Monthly of Nov. 1858 (p.346) give +7-0=2 for Morphy, but the Dec. 1858 issue (p.381) gives +5-2=0 for Morphy. Edge (p.149) says that Morphy played these games against Lécrivain on his first visit to the Café de la Régence, which, according to Lawson, was on 2 Sept. 1858.
 
References
Books
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 202
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 209
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 128
Periodicals
   [BLL], 21 Nov. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Nov. 1858, page 346
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Dec. 1858, page 381
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 199
   [Era], vol. 21, 12 Sep. 1858, page 12
   [Era], vol. 21, 31 Oct. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 21, 12 Dec. 1858, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 33, 11 Sep. 1858, page 245
   [NYC], 2 Oct. 1858
   [NYC], 18 Dec. 1858
   [ST], 5 Dec. 1858, page 10
Web
   Edge, F.M.  [Edge and Morphy at the Café de la Régence], page 149
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to France]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016