Morphy, P.C. – Anderssen (offhand) 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2797 (29) 5/
Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)    2429 (52) 1/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 29 Dec. 1858
End date: 29 Dec. 1858
 
Notes:
An article in the Scotsman (26 Jan. 1860) reproduced at Sarah's Morphy website gives 6-1 for Morphy; Edge in a letter to Fiske dated 30 Dec. 1858, says the offhand games were played the day before and gives 5-1 for Morphy (also given in Edge's 'Exploits', p.201); Fiske, Appletons' cyclopaedia, Buck, Sergeant, Lawson, Spinrad, and Sarah's Morphy website also give 5-1. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News (12, 19 and 26 Mar. 1858, pp.270, 291, 318) gives all 6 games.
 
References
Books
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 201
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 530
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 168
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 176
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 21
Periodicals
   [BLL], 9 Jan. 1859, page 8
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Jan. 1859, page 70
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 1, Feb. 1859, page 57
   [Era], vol. 21, 16 Jan. 1859, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 34, 12 Mar. 1859, page 270
   [ILN], vol. 34, 19 Mar. 1859, page 291
   [ILN], vol. 34, 26 Mar. 1859, page 318
   [NYC], 5 Feb. 1859
Web
   Buck, C.A.  [Paul Morphy: His Later Life]
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter December 30,1858]
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [The Scotsman]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Wilson, J.G. and Fiske, J.  [Morphy: Appletons' cyclopaedia - 1889]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015