Morphy, P.C. – Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2809 (36) 1/
Thompson, James (1)    2303 (46) 0/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 19 May 1859
End date: 19 May 1859
 
Notes:
Lawson and Sarah's Morphy website give the exact date of this offhand game that preceded the more formal match at Knight odds between Morphy and Thompson. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News of 20 Aug. 1859 gives +6-3=1 for the match, which other sources give as +5-3=1, but that score may include this offhand game that was played a few days before the formal match. The New York Clipper of 12 Nov. 1859 gives a result of +16-9=1 for Knight odds games between Morphy and Thompson, including three separate match results recorded here at +1-0=0, +5-3=1 and +10-6=0, respectively.
 
References
Books
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 205
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 3, July 1859, page 229, 230
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Nov. 1859, page 356
   [Era], vol. 21, 24 July 1859, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 35, 20 Aug. 1859, page 221
   [NYC], 12 Nov. 1859
   [ST], 21 Aug. 1859, page supp.3
Web
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016