Morphy, P.C. – Thomas, W.G. 1859 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2809 (36) 0/
Thomas, William    2421 (65) 2/
  Morphy, Paul gave odds of a knight
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1 Nov. 1859
End date: 1 Nov. 1859
 
Notes:
Reichhelm and Lawson say that Morphy first lost 2 games to Thomas when giving him Knight odds (and later won +2-0=1 also at Knight odds but when Thomas agreed to defend with e5, listed as a separate result here). Lawson says these were played on 1 Nov. 1859. Kingston says 2 Nov. 1859, but referring to Lawson.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 95
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 121
   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
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 10
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014