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Morphy - Mongredien Match

Paul Morphy7.5/8(+7 -0 =1)[games]
Augustus Mongredien0.5/8(+0 -7 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Morphy - Mongredien (1859)

Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France; 26 February 1859—3 March 1859

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wins ————————————————————————————————— Morphy ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 Mongredien ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ————————————————————————————————— Format: The first to seven wins, draws not counting, to be the victor. Stakes: None.(1)

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Full dates, and other information for introduction.

(1) London Field, 1859.03.05, p188

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs A Mongredien 1-0241859Morphy - MongredienC51 Evans Gambit
2. A Mongredien vs Morphy ½-½251859Morphy - MongredienC23 Bishop's Opening
3. A Mongredien vs Morphy 0-1501859Morphy - MongredienA84 Dutch
4. A Mongredien vs Morphy 0-1261859Morphy - MongredienC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Morphy vs A Mongredien 1-0291859Morphy - MongredienC58 Two Knights
6. A Mongredien vs Morphy 0-1181859Morphy - MongredienC52 Evans Gambit
7. Morphy vs A Mongredien 1-0221859Morphy - MongredienC40 King's Knight Opening
8. Morphy vs A Mongredien 1-0301859Morphy - MongredienC41 Philidor Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
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  Phony Benoni: Dates and other information need to be researched for this match. List of possible sources:
May-06-16  Calli: Mr Mongredien said “You must be very careful, Mr Morphy, what you say and do with regard to Staunton: he is a wily customer and will find means to back out of this match and throw the onus upon you” Frederick Edge in a letter to Daniel Fiske.
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  FSR: Kenneth Regan concluded that Mongredien played at the level of an 1194(!!) player in this match:
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  keypusher: <FSR: Kenneth Regan concluded that Mongredien played at the level of an 1194(!!) player in this match:

Oh, c'mon, Ken.

Maybe in this game.

Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859

Jan-28-21  Z4all: A 1194-rated player drawing Morphy?!

A fairly unknown 2012 paper, presumed to be using computer evaluations only to 13-ply depth to measure player strength?!

I had a look, but don't think others really need to (unless interested in IPR/ICR history).

Anyways, why mention that paper now?

Even Regan seems to have moved on to other topics (i.e. cheating in chess):

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  perfidious: Dang, fida been alive in 1858, Ah woulda put up mah dukes, cuz Ah coulda taken on Morphy--iffen Mongredien was only 1194, Ida bin at least 1250 strength!
Apr-28-22  mifralu: < M. Mongredien, the President of the London Chess Club, and a very fine player, has been lately in Paris, and played eight games with Mr. Morphy. They were all attentively studied encounters, and will be published, but they present this peculiarity, that while in every case they appear up to the eighteenth or twentieth move equal on both sides, at about that stage of the game the American by some unexpected manoeuvre secures the advantage and retains it to the close. The first game only was a draw, the American won the others. >

The Express (London), 18 March 1859, p.3

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