Morphy, P.C. – Thomas, W.G. 1859 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2810 (36) 2/
Thomas, William    2421 (65) 0/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1 Nov. 1859
End date: 1 Nov. 1859
 
Notes:
Spinrad gives 2-0 for Morphy at Pawn and Move odds, 5 Nov. 1859 (though he is confusing about which result this date goes with here); but Reichhelm and Lawson say 2-0 at Pawn and Two Moves, which I take to be correct. Sarah's Morphy website and Kingston (citing Lawson) also give 2-0 at Pawn and Two Moves. Lawson gives the date as 1 Nov. 1859. Kingston gives 2 Nov. 1859, but referring to Lawson. Löwenthal gives 2-0 for Morphy at Pawn and Two Moves in the Era of 4 Dec. 1859 (p.13) but then in the 18 Dec. 1859 issue, he gives the odds as 'P against two moves'. He says these games were played in Philadelphia, after his departure from New York on 1 Nov. 1859.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 96
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 238
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 8, 69
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Dec. 1859, page 391
   [Era], vol. 22, 4 Dec. 1859, page 13
   [Era], vol. 22, 18 Dec. 1859, page 13
Web
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014