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Morphy - Harrwitz Match

Paul Morphy5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[view games]
Daniel Harrwitz2.5/8(+2 -5 =1)[view games] Chess Event Description
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.

Morphy 0 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 5.5 Harrwitz 1 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 2.5

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.

Original collection: Game Collection: 1858 Morphy - Harrwitz by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs Harrwitz 1-035 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzC41 Philidor Defense
2. Harrwitz vs Morphy 0-154 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzA84 Dutch
3. Morphy vs Harrwitz 0-137 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzC41 Philidor Defense
4. Harrwitz vs Morphy 1-055 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Harrwitz vs Morphy 0-154 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzA84 Dutch
6. Morphy vs Harrwitz 1-048 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzC41 Philidor Defense
7. Harrwitz vs Morphy ½-½45 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzA84 Dutch
8. Morphy vs Harrwitz 1-059 1858 Morphy - HarrwitzC41 Philidor Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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


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  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: If the dates are added, the games would line up correctly.
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