Morphy, P.C. – Harrwitz, D. 1858 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2797 (29) 0/
Harrwitz, Daniel    2607 (43) 1/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 4 Sep. 1858
End date: 4 Sep. 1858
 
Notes:
Fiske says that Morphy left London on 2 Sept. and arrived in Paris on 3 Sept. 1858. Edge says they left on 31 Aug. and arrived on 1 Sept. In any case, Sarah's Morphy website says he played an offhand game with Harrwitz on the Saturday (4 Sep.). Löwenthal in the Era of 12 Dec. 1858 (p.5) and Falkbeer in the Sunday Times of 5 Dec. 1858 (p.10) give a total score of Morphy against Harrwitz of +5-3=2, which if we subtract the +5-2=1 from their match leaves +1-0=1 outside their match. The extra draw does not seem to be mentioned elsewhere, so perhaps it was an error.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 92
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 201
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 522
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 168
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 229
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 130
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 19
Periodicals
   [BLL], 21 Nov. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Nov. 1858, page 346
   [CPC], vol. 1, May 1859, page 132
   [Era], vol. 21, 12 Dec. 1858, page 5
   [NYC], 2 Oct. 1858
   [NYC], 18 Dec. 1858
   [ST], 5 Dec. 1858, page 10
Web
   Sarah.  [Frederick Edge's impression of Harrwitz]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to France]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016