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1858 Morphy in London
Compiled by Calli
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Morphy left New Orleans on May 31. (Maurian's account in the NO Sunday Delta on June 6). He left New York aboard the steamship Africa on June 9, 1858. He arrived at Mersey bar in Liverpool on Saturday June 19, but was delayed by river conditions. The Royal Mail ship carried 156 passengers and was piloted by Captain Shannon. It arrived at 4 a.m. on Sunday June 20. Morphy mistakenly went to Birmingham where he was met by Thomas Avery. He had not gotten word that the tournament had been rescheduled for August. Staunton, (ILN June 26) reported that Morphy arrived in London on the 22nd, but that appears to be in error. Lawson (page 101) gives Avery's account of PM's arrival and he arrived on the 20th, stayed in Birmingham for the night and thus arrived in London on June 21. He left London for Paris on August 31. (Source: The Guardian (Greater London, England) 21 June, 1858).

DB tracings

Source: "Bells' Life", July 25
http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... reports the first two games:
G1 - Looks correct
G2 - is a consulting game Morphy / Greenaway / G. Walker vs. Loewenthal / G Medley / T. Mongredien Note that The Era reports the games took place on Wednesday, the 14th.

G3 - Boden - The Rev. S.W. Earnshaw recorded this game and later sent it to the City of London Chess Magazine. http://books.google.com/books?id=RB...

G5 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

G6 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

G7 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

G8 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

G9 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

G14 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

G15 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

G16 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

An early report on Morphy in Paris http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

Morphy - Barnes Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267 also in http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...

Fiske wrote Maurian that Morphy's score as of July 16 was

Morphy 8 Barnes 4 no draws Morphy 5 Boden 1 with 3 draws Morphy 4 Owen 2 no draws Morphy 2 Hampton 0

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Edge wrote Maurian that Morphy's score as of July 24 was

Morphy 13 Barnes 6 no draws (Edge claimed PM had won 8 straight) Morphy 5 Boden 1 with 3 draws Morphy 4 Owen 1 no draws Morphy 2 Hampton 0 Morphy 6 Lowe 0

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Morphy's UK June-August 1858 totals:

Morphy 19 Barnes 7 no draws (Edge claimed PM had won 8 straight) Morphy 5 Boden 1 with 3 draws Morphy 4 Owen 1 no draws, 5-0-2 at a Pawn and one Morphy 10 Bird 1 with 1 drawn Morphy 3 Medley 0 Morphy 2 Hampton 0 Morphy 6 Lowe 0

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Morphy day by day July 14 = Two consultation games at the London CC L÷wenthal Match http://books.google.com/books?id=fK... July 19 (Monday) Game 1 (8 hrs) July 20 (Tuesday) Game 2 (4.5 hrs) July 22 (Thursday) Game 3 July 23 (Friday) Game 4 July 26 (Monday) Game 5 Adjourned July 27 (Tuesday) Game 5 concluded July 28 (Wednesday) Game 6 July 29 (Thursday) Game 7 (3 hrs) July 30 (Friday) Game 8 August 2 (Monday) Game 9 - Adjourned after White's move 36 (10 hrs) August 3 (Tuesday) Game 9 - Adjourned after 58 moves (8 hrs) August 5 (Thursday) Game 9 - concluded (2 hrs) August 6 (Friday) Game 10 August 10 (Tues) Owens Match Started August 12 (Thurs) Game 11 - Adjourned August 13 (Friday) Game 11 - Concluded August 14 (Sat) Owens Match ended August 19 Game 12 - (2hrs 45 mins) August 20 Game 13 - Date Source - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... August 21 Game 14 - Date Source - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... August 26 Arrived in Birmingham. played two games with Kipping. Source: Lawson,page 117. Games 16, 17 here August 27 Birmingham Blindfold Simul August 31 Morphy left England

The first game played July 14 - Source: Bells' Life , July 25
Lowenthal / Medley vs Morphy / Mongredien, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

The 2nd game played July 14 - Source: Bells' Life , July 25
Morphy / Walker / Greenaway vs Lowenthal / Mongredien / Medley, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Played July 9
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

G8 Published by Staunton ILN, Aug 24, 1858
S Boden vs Morphy, 1858  
(C27) Vienna Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10 - Staunton published - ILN Aug 24, 1858
S Boden vs Morphy, 1858 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

G5 - Played June 1858 see Boden's col July 3 in The Field
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

G6 - from The Field 1858-07-10
Morphy vs S Boden, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 53 moves, 1-0

G7 - Chess Monthly Sept 1858, vol3 p.267
T W Barnes vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Played August 23, Source: Bell's Life, Sept 19
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Played August 23, Source: Bell's Life, Sept 19
G W Medley vs Morphy, 1858 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Played Aug 24 - Source: Bells' Life , Sept 19
G W Medley vs Morphy, 1858 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

Birmingham, August 26,1858
Morphy vs Kipping, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Birmingham, August 26
Kipping vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

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