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Jules Arnous de Riviere vs Paul Morphy
Casual game (1858), Paris FRA, Sep-??
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-18-13  RookFile: De Riviere sees his chance for a draw and takes it. Good for him.
Oct-13-20  paulmorphy1969: The date of this match is not known, it is known that it was played in the spring so between (1st March - 31st May)
Apr-23-22  paulmorphy1969: Upon arriving in Paris on Wednesday 1 September, they ate and went to the Café de la Régence, not only for the history of chess contained there, but specifically to play Daniel Harrwitz, the chess professional of the Régence and one of the most renowned players. Europeans. Morphy and Edge did not announce each other, but simply observed and learned that Harrwitz was out of town and would be back on Saturday. They returned the next day Thursday 2nd September and Paul played with some local talent including a match with Louis Simeon Lecrivain giving the advantage of a Pawn and two moves, easily winning + 5-2 = 0. September 1858 Morphy returned to the Café de la Régence and a match was played against Jules Arnous de Rivière. They started around 9:30 pm and agreed on a tie after midnight. (Source: Newspaper "Fremden-Blatt" 08 September 1858).As you can understand, this is not the first game that Morphy played in Paris as some think.
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  MissScarlett: <paulmorphy1969: The date of this match is not known, it is known that it was played in the spring so between (1st March - 31st May)>

Why did you claim this? Your next comment indicates you're now aware it was played in September 1858.

<.As you can understand, this is not the first game that Morphy played in Paris as some think.>

Who claimed this? When published in the <Era> of September 26th, p.5, it's stated to be the first game between the two. Maybe this was the source of confusion.

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