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Morphy - Loewenthal Match

Paul Morphy10/14(+9 -3 =2)[view games]
Johann Jacob Loewenthal4/14(+3 -9 =2)[view games] Chess Event Description
Morphy - Loewenthal (1858)
The match was held at London during July and August of 1858. L÷wenthal previously had an opportunity to play Morphy in the United States eight years earlier. Morphy collected nine wins in this match by the time that L÷wenthal had held him to two draws and collected three wins of his own.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Morphy = 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 = 1 10 Loewenthal = 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 = 0 4

Loewenthal had White in the odd-numbered games. Missing information: Games 9 and 10 have month only.

Original collection: Game Collection: WCC Index ( Morphy - Loewenthal 1858 ), by User: Benzol.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Loewenthal vs Morphy 0-167 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. Loewenthal vs Morphy ½-½51 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC41 Philidor Defense
3. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-028 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. Loewenthal vs Morphy 0-180 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC42 Petrov Defense
5. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-031 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. Loewenthal vs Morphy 1-070 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC42 Petrov Defense
7. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-029 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. Loewenthal vs Morphy 0-128 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC41 Philidor Defense
9. Morphy vs Loewenthal 0-159 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC41 Philidor Defense
10. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-034 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC01 French, Exchange
11. Loewenthal vs Morphy 1-045 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalB44 Sicilian
12. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-025 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC01 French, Exchange
13. Loewenthal vs Morphy ½-½44 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC42 Petrov Defense
14. Morphy vs Loewenthal 1-049 1858 Morphy - LoewenthalC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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This match draws its slow length along, but fortune still smiles on the bold and youthful American.

Is this merely the fickleness of the chequered goddess, or has Mr Morphy really the stronger grasp, wherewith to seize her favour?

The games played are hardly enough to decide the point for ever.

Mr Morphy has won six games, lost but two, and drawn one.

Nothing final could be adjudged as to relative skill until 20 or 30 games were played.

As it is, Mr Morphy has to win but three to gain the laurel, while Herr Lowenthal requires to score nine.

It must be said that the latter takes his defeat thus far admirably, indeed, he seems rather to like it than otherwise, for the philosophy of his smile while he drains the bitter cup, vies with the mien of the early martyrs at the stake.

A brave man struggling with misfortune is a sight, quoth the heathen, worthy of the Gods.

He must have foreseen Lowenthal in laying down this axiom.

Lowenthal battles like a lion at bay, and is no whit discomfitted.

He recollects that Napoleon was beaten at Marengo at three o'clock, and was victor of the field an hour later in the day.>

- Bell's Life in London! August 1st.>

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