|Morphy - Harrwitz (1858)|
Played in Paris, France from September 5 - October 4. The terms of the match provided that the winner would be the first player to score seven wins, with draws not counted.
After winning the first two games, Harrwitz retired in the face of five unanswered victories by Morphy. Missing information: Games 2, 3 and 4 have month only.
Morphy 0 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 5.5
Harrwitz 1 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 2.5
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.
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|Mar-18-14|| ||RookFile: This is a terrific match, one great fighting game after another.|
|Apr-01-15|| ||todicav23: The last game is recorded as 1-1. Chessgames, please fix this.|
|Apr-01-15|| ||morfishine: The games are not listed in the right order. Harrwitz won the first 2 games, which would be here games 3 & 4 (4=1 & 3=2). After that, Morphy trounced him|
|Jun-20-15|| ||zanzibar: <Chessical> just pointed out a handy site with old historical newspapers.|
Just a quick glance at it yielded the following quip about this match:
<Harrwitz yielded the chess contest with Mr. Morphy by the advice of his physician. If Mr. Staunton means to accept Mr. Morphy's challenge, probably he will look out for a doctor beforehand.>
<Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal, Volume 11, Number 129, 22 November 1858> (p3)
|Nov-06-15|| ||siegbert: The games are still not in the correct order. If Harrwitz won the first two then three and four are actually one and two.|
|Nov-06-15|| ||TheFocus: If the dates are added, the games would line up correctly.|
|Jul-06-17|| ||Calli: I have added dates for Games 3 and 4. The dates are in Lawson, games 23 and 24, and confirmed in a German newspaper. Does anyone know the source of the date for game 1 of the match?|
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