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1858-1859 Morphy in Paris
Compiled by Calli
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Morphy arrived in Paris on September 1, 1858 (Lawson, page 128). He left for London on April 9, 1859. (New Orleans Daily Crescent, April 26, 1859)

Morphy's first game at the Café de la Régence was played 3 Sept 1858 against Jules Arnous de Rivière. They started at about 9:30pm and agreed to a draw sometime after midnight. (Source: Newspaper "Fremden-Blatt" 08 September 1858) Link: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/t...

Harrwitz

Adolf Anderssen arrived in Paris on December 15. Morphy was sick and the match did not start until December 20. Anderssen played a short match with Daniel Harrwitz in the interim. Morphy and Anderssen played 11 games with the match ending on December 28.

Morphy vs Anderssen Match
Game 1 - Dec 20 started 12:30 P.M. 7 hrs
Game 2 - Dec 21 12:00 P.M.
Games 3 & 4 - Dec 22

According to the French Press, Morphy's record in Paris was

149 games played; won 117; lost 19; draws 13
Games played Blindfold 33; won 20; lost 1; drew 12. Consultation games 35; won, 17; lost, 2; drew 16 Games giving a pawn and move 25; won 18, lost 2; drew 5. Games giving a pawn and two 17; won 14; lost 2, drew 1. Source: La Presse 6/28/1859, page 2 ]

Individual results:
Jean Adolphe Laroche Even games - lost (+0 -5 = 2)
Pawn and move odds lost (+0 -3 = 3)
Source: http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/la...

Francois Charles Devinck Pawn and move odds lost (+2 -0 = 2)
Source: http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/de...

Pawn and move odds report
La Roche contested, in all six games, drawing three, and losing three; Budzinsky fought seven games, winning one, drawing one, losing five. (Bell's Life in London as quoted by the New Orleans Daily Crescent, January 03, 1859, Morning, Page 3) http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...

G1 - 1st Published by De Riviere http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...

G2 - CPC claimed the first publication http://books.google.com/books?id=YY...

G8, G9 NY Clipper http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cg...

Blindfold engraving http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...

Harrwitz Match Game 1 - September 07 3hrs. 45 mins. game and score/date was published by Harrwitz in Le Monde illustré on 23 Oct 1858, page 272 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...

Harrwitz Match Game 2 - September 08 (by default)

Harrwitz Match Game 3 - September 09
Harrwitz Match Game 4 - September 10
Dates from a report in "Wiener Zeitung" 16 September 1858 http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/t... These are also the dates given by Lawson, games 23 and 24 in his collection included at the end of "The Pride and the Sorrow of Chess".

Harrwitz Match Game 5 - September 12
Date from a report in Fremden-Blatt 16. September 1858: http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...

Harrwitz Match Game 6 - September 18
Date and 58 moves in La Monde (Oct 30):
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...

Harrwitz Match Game 7 - September 29
Harrwitz claimed illness and the match resumed "Wednesday". https://www.newspapers.com/image/25... (Look in column one)

according to an account in "Wiener Zeitung" 16 September 1858 http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/t...

Morphy's First game in Paris?
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1859 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

L'illustration 6 Nov 1858, page 303
J Laroche vs Morphy, 1858 
(C00) French Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

corrected to 1858
Morphy vs J Laroche, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

corrected to 1858
F Devinck vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Devinck vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 0-1

F Devinck vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 0-1

W Budzinski vs Morphy, 1858 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs W Budzinski, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

First Pub. by Staunton in the ILN - need date
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

Orig. Pub in "The Field" need date, Riviere resigned at move 22
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1858 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

published by Riviere, 7 Nov 1858 L'Illustration, page 255
Morphy vs J Chamouillet / Allies, 1858 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Rd 1 Sept 7 Harrwitz
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Round 2 Sept ?
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 3 - Sept 09 ("Wiener Zeitung" 16 September 1858)
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858  
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Round 4 - Sept 10 ("Wiener Zeitung" 16 September 1858)
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Rd 5 Sept 12 ("Fremden-Blatt" 16. September 1858)
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Rd 6 September 18
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Rd 7 Sept 29, 1858
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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