Morphy, P.C. – Lichtenhein, T. 1859




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2809 (36) 6.5/11 
Lichtenhein, Theodor    2469 (54) 4.5/11 
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: July 1859
End date: July 1859
 
Notes:
According to Lawson, this was referred to beforehand as a match in the New Orleans Sunday Delta and other papers. Lichtenhein afterwards objected to this being referred to as a match, claiming that they were only analyzing. The weight of evidence seems to suggest that they were actual games. Lawson gives one game dated 21 July 1859. The Chess Monthly of Aug. 1859 (p.263) gives a result of +1-0=0 for Lichtenhein at Knight odds, but perhaps this was just the first of the series.
 
References
Books
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 44
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 71
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 232, 354
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Aug. 1859, page 263
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Sep. 1859, page 294
   [ILN], vol. 35, 17 Sep. 1859, page 285
   [NYC], 24 Sep. 1859
   [ST], 18 Sep. 1859, page 7
   [ST], 25 Sep. 1859, page supp.3
Web
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 10
   Paulsen, Louis.  [The Harrisse Correspondence]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016