Morphy, P.C. – Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (3)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2814 (36) 10/16 
Thompson, James (1)    2294 (44) 6/16 
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 1859
End date: Oct. 1859
 
Notes:
Lawson gives the date of one game as Oct. 1859, and Morphy left New York on 30 Oct., so this match must have ended in Oct. 1859. The New York Saturday Press of 29 Oct. 1859, the New York Clipper of 12 Nov. 1859, and the New Orleans Sunday Delta of 13 Nov. 1859 give 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
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 235, 368
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Nov. 1859, page 356
   [NOSD], 13 Nov. 1859
   [NYC], 12 Nov. 1859
   [NYSP], 29 Oct. 1859

Match information updated: 23 Aug. 2019