Morphy, P.C. – Perrin, F. 1859 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2813 (36) 5.5/
Perrin, Frederic    2323 (43) 0.5/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 12 May 1859
End date: 21 May 1859
Lawson gives dates as 12-21 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. Löwenthal in the Era of 19 June 1859 (p.5) says Morphy played 6 games with Perrin at Knight odds and 'lost but one'. This was corrected in the 26 June 1859 issue (p.14), where it says that Morphy won all but one, which was drawn, which is consistent with the result given in the Chess Monthly of June 1859 (p.200).
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 16
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 203, 205, 329, 372
   [CMNY], vol. 3, June 1859, page 200
   [CMNY], vol. 3, July 1859, page 229
   [Era], vol. 21, 19 June 1859, page 5
   [NYC], 21 May 1859
   [NYC], 28 May 1859
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 9
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015