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Morphy in Paris 1863
Compiled by Calli

A Paris,correspondent says: " Since my arrival have met with Mr. Paul Morphy. the famous American _chess player, about whose doings and whereabouts such contradictory reports have been circulated; in the United States. Mr. Morphy has not been on any rebel general's staff, nor has he taken any part in the war. He left New Orleans long after the capture of the city by tie Federal forces, and went to Havana taking passage thence to Cadiz and reached Paris a few davs ago. _Kolish the eminent Hungarian player, is also here and chess amateurs are making efforts to bring about a meeting between the greatest chess genius of the world and another star not unworthy to encounter the master. Morphy, however, assures me that he has denounced chess altogether, and the unhappy state of affairs at home will not permit him to bring to the task of meeting a great player the calmness and coolness which are essential to success; He has also matters of more importance to occupy his mind, and seems to be in feeble health." - Press (Philadelphia, PA), Friday, January 23, 1863; Section: Front page, Page: 1

Morphy's 1863 score against De Riviere was 13 wins 5 losses - Daily Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia, PA), Saturday, October 01, 1864; Page: 7

Game 1 - Published in The Chess Player's Magazine, 1869, Volume 4, page 74, game 194, annotated by Lowenthal

Game 2 - Played in March 1863 at Doazan's house. La Sphinx, May 1865.

Game 3 - Nouvelle Regence 1863 played Jan 16, 1863 -

Game 4 site/event needs correction Conflict between Chess World and La Sphinx "Played at the beginning of the year"

Game 5 Played in January(?)

Game 6 First published by De Riviere in "Revue des Jeux" in 25 Apr 1890

Game 7 First published by De Riviere in "Revue des Jeux" on May 15 1891. The thirtieth move for White should be 30.Ra1

Game 8 Published by Staunton in Illustrated London News on Jan 9, 1864 Also by Anderssen in Berlin Schachzeitung 1864

Game 10 Published in the May, 1863 Schachzeitung. Very well could be Paris as a De Riviere also there, Update! In Nouvelle Régence, New Orleans is given as the site. The source being ILN.

Gsme 11 originally published in Le Grand Dictionnaire Universel de XlXe. Siicle, by P. Larousse (Paris, 1870), p. 71 . It was overlooked by Lange, Reichelm and other Morphy collectors. In 1910, it appeared in the Deutsche Schachzeitung, unearthed by " Seflor J.P., of Barcelona". Hoffer also annotated it in The Field (February 26th, 1910). Even so, Sergeant overlooked the game in his Morphy book. He finally published the game in the BCM in 1917

Game 12 Too many moves played at Riviere's house

Game 13 published in L'Illustration March 23 1895 by De Riviere. the game continued and Morphy won but De Riviere did not have the complete score.

Game 14 Too few moves

Game 15 Published in The Chess Player's Magazine, Volume 2, 1865, game 48, p165, Also Le Sphinx

Game ?? Volume 50, page 75, 19 Jan 1867 and also

Game 16 1864 - A game given here as against McConnell is Morphy vs J McConnell, 1858

The correct year appears to be 1858 and the opponent NN.

Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 0-1

#2 March 1863 - played at Doazan's house
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Mongredien vs Morphy, 1863 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

#4 Played latter end of 1863 - Chess World 1865, p9
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C58) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

#6 published by De Riviere in "Revue des Jeux" June 1891
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

#7 score error - corrected!
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

#8 score error
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs C St Leon, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

#10 New Orleans?
Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

#11 Annotated by Hoffer in The Field
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

#12 Blacl resigned after 33. Re8+
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 1-0

#13 published L'Illustration March 23 1895
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

#14 Too few moves - played at Doazan's house
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0

#15 Annotated by Lowenthal
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

Year? Opponent?
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

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