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Morphy - Maurian
Compiled by mifralu
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Paul Morphy and his friend Charles Maurian played dozens of recorded games. As might be expected, the dates, moves and locations of the game scores found in databases are not always accurate. The purpose of this collection to examine what is in the CG DB and make corrections where necessary.

The first nine games we look at were originally published in the Dubuque Chess Journal (DCJ) in January 1876. The DCJ game number is noted. A date is noted where the DCJ gives one and added to the CG DB. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.3343...

Notes:

#570 CG has extra moves. Need to check other sources. #571 Added date and corrected year from 1867 to 1866 #572 Okay. No date in DCJ. Chicago_Tribune 18790511 dates as Nov 11 also Nov 11 in the Northern Tribune. (Cheboygan, Mich.), 27 March 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l... #573 Okay. Year of 1866 seems likely but have no source. #574 Need to send CG correction to a knight odds game. #575 added date. CG has too many moves. moves 22-23 transposed move 27 should be 27...Rc3 #576 added date. Changed year from 1867 to 1866 #577 added date #578 added date

Three games were published in Chess Monthly in 1886, reprinted from the New Orleans Times Democrat of Feb 6, 1886. http://books.google.com/books?id=OS...

Notes: Game 1 1864 - added date to CG https://www.newspapers.com/clip/177... Game 2 1866 - score has one extra move The NY Herald reports this game as 1864 http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%... Game 3 1866 - looks good as is

BM - Brentanos Monthly 1880, page 250
http://books.google.com/books?id=7d... Corrected date to 1857 from 1858
ML1 - game 73 has it as 1858. Changed it back to 1858 as ML is earlier.

CIP - Chess in Philadelphia CIP 147 published in Sunny South as game 1 of a series http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... CIP 126 First series of 1869. Reichhelm's notes have crept into the DBs and books. 27. QxP is the last recorded move. http://books.google.com/books?id=Lj... CIP 127 First series of 1869

ML1 - Max Lange. 1st ed. http://books.google.com/books?id=bk...

ML1 #68 too many moves ML1 #69 has only 40 moves, but Staunton has 54 in ILN June 6, 1963. http://books.google.com/books?id=PW... ML1 #70 CIP #148 has three more moves Ml1 #71 okay also ILN http://books.google.com/books?id=qW... ML1 #72 okay

The Chess Monthly (TCM) 1858 Game CXX, page 180 (ML1 #71) - added month 1858 Game CLXII, page 311 (ML1 #72) - 23 moves only No date is given for CXLII. Published 1858, but date played is uncertain. 1861 Game I, page 10 (ML1-68) Maurian resigned after White's 15th No date given, 1857 is usual but where published?

Added an 1855 game from Chess World, page 359 http://books.google.com/books?id=p3... game looks correct.

BCM - Lawson published "Unknown Morphy Games" in the BCM in August 1978 and September 1979. GM 18 - BCM Aug 1978, page 358 added month This game originally published in The NO Times-Democrat (New Orleans, Louisiana) on SUN 15 Apr 1894, Page 7 played OCT 12, 1856. Too many moves! GM 19 - dates as Nov 11, but can it be the same date as DCJ 571?

New_Orleans_Sunday_Star 1866.01.21 http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... Added month to date

Sunny South
Atlanta Sunny South, 1887.05.07
1 - No date 1969 comes from Reichhelm but is it correct? http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

Atlanta Sunny South, 1887.04.30
2 - No date Is 1866 correct? http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... Also in https://www.newspapers.com/image/52... (Philly Times)

3 - Sept 1961
http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

4 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... The score is incorrect in CG and all DBs. Correct is 23.Rxe4!

5 - http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... Second series, first game which ended 3-3.

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

G31 Not 1866! Was Published in the June 1963 Nouvelle Regence http://books.google.com/books?id=HR... which reprinted it from the ILN of April 4, 1863 - http://books.google.com/books?id=PW....

G32 Not Paris or 1863. June 1963 Nouvelle Regence http://books.google.com/books? id=HRhBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA183#v=onepage&q&f=false Again published in ILN on April 11, 1863 http://books.google.com/books?id=PW...

G33 Not 1867 With G31 published by Staunton on April 4, 1863. http://books.google.com/books?id=PW...

G34 Not 1867 Published by Staunton on May 23, 1863. http://books.google.com/books?id=PW...

G35 Published in Germany in 1866. Likely played earlier. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hn43...

G37 Too many moves http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

G38 Source is Maurian in the New Orleans Times-Democrat, Feb 03 1889 on page 8. Played March 21,1869.

G39 Source is Maurian in the New Orleans Times-Democrat, Feb 03 1889 on page 8. Played April 4,1869.

Unknown Game - https://www.newspapers.com/clip/185...

39 games were played in 1869: https://www.newspapers.com/image/18...

Chess World 1865
Morphy vs Maurian, 1855 
(000) Chess variants, 42 moves, 0-1

#570 Nov 7 1866 - DCJ has only 29 moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 34 moves, 0-1

#571, Nov 11 1866, CG's last move is wrong
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 37 moves, 0-1

#572 ok
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 29 moves, 1-0

#573 ok
Morphy vs Maurian, 1867 
(000) Chess variants, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

#574 should be knight odds
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

#575 Nov 18 1866 CG has too many moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

#576 Dec 7 1866
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 47 moves, 0-1

#577 Dec 9 1866
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 23 moves, 0-1

#578 Dec 30 1966
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 0-1

CM 1- May 9, 1864
Morphy vs Maurian, 1864 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 0-1

CM 2 - one extra move
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

CM 3 - ok
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 45 moves, 1-0

CIP 147 - Sept 11, 1861 date added - 5 hr game
Morphy vs Maurian, 1861 
(000) Chess variants, 77 moves, 0-1

BM - 1857, ML1 - game 73 has it as 1858
Morphy vs Maurian, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

ML1- 68 too many moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 17 moves, 1-0

ML1- 69 too many moves?
Morphy vs Maurian, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 53 moves, 0-1

ML1 - Game 70 - okay
Morphy vs Maurian, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 44 moves, 0-1

ML1 - 71 OCT 12, 1856 NO Times-Democrat
Maurian vs Morphy, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 0-1

ML1 - 72 TCM CLXII 23 moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

GM 18 - BCM Aug 1978, page 358 add month
Maurian vs Morphy, 1856 
(000) Chess variants, 52 moves, 1-0

BCM = GM 19 Nov 11?
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

New_Orleans_Sunday_Star 1866.01.21 - Add month
Morphy vs Maurian, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 35 moves, 0-1

Sunny South 1
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 0-1

Sunny South 2
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Sunny South 3 - 10th game of the second series
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sunny South 4 - 1st game of 2nd series which ended 3-3
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Sunny South 5
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

CIP 126 1st series of 1869 extra moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1-0

G31 Played in New Orleans. Year?
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

G32 - Site should be New Orleans Year?
Morphy vs Maurian, 1863 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

G33 "One of about 30" - Staunton in 1863
Morphy vs Maurian, 1867
(000) Chess variants, 31 moves, 0-1

G34 - Not 1867
Morphy vs Maurian, 1867
(000) Chess variants, 53 moves, 0-1

G35 - Neue Berliner Schachzeitung (1866)
Morphy vs Maurian, 1866
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1-0

G36 - CIP 127 from the first series
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 37 moves, 0-1

G37 -Too many moves
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 1-0

Played March 21 1869
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 34 moves, 1-0

Played April 4 1869
Morphy vs Maurian, 1869 
(000) Chess variants, 47 moves, 0-1

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