Morphy, P.C. – de Riviere, J.A. 1858




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2800 (29) 7.5/
de Rivière, Jules    2524 (48) 1.5/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 2 Sep. 1858
End date: 1858
 
Notes:
Spinrad gives the result of these offhand games as +6-1=1 from the New York Times of 27 Nov. 1858; Edge (p.201) also gives +6-1=1; Walker also gives +6-1=1 in Bell's Life in London (21 Nov. 1858, p.3); Lange gives +7-1=1, as does Löwenthal in the Era of 12 Dec. 1858 (p.5) and Falkbeer in the Sunday Times of 5 Dec. 1858 (p.10); Di Felice gives +3-2=1. These games must have taken place between Morphy's arrival in Paris, so in Sept., Oct. or Nov. 1858. Edge (p.149) says that Morphy played one game with de Rivière on his first visit to the Café de la Régence, which, according to Lawson was on 2 Sept. 1858.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 27
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 201
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 208
   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, Jan. 1859, page 29
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 198
   [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
   [ILN], vol. 33, 6 Nov. 1858, page 440
   [ILN], vol. 33, 13 Nov. 1858, page 460
   [ILN], vol. 33, 20 Nov. 1858, page 485
   [ILN], vol. 33, 27 Nov. 1858, page 512
   [NYC], 2 Oct. 1858
   [NYC], 27 Nov. 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
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 10
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016