Morphy, P.C. – Perrin, F. 1859 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2809 (36) 3/
Perrin, Frederic    2319 (43) 1/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 11 May 1859
End date: 11 May 1859
According to Hilbert, these games took place on 12 May 1859, the evening after Morphy's return from Europe. According to Lawson, they took place on the evening of his return, 11 May 1859. Frère, in an 1884 speech (quoted by Hillyer, p.167) gave +17-10=4 for Morphy at Knight odds, including games 'played before and after his visit to Europe', but this is hard to reconcile with the +17-9=3 result at Knight odds given by the Chess Monthly of Jan. 1858, the difference being only +1-1.
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 16
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 202
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 200
   [CMNY], vol. 3, July 1859, page 229
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014