Morphy, P.C. – Schulten, J.W. 1857

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2802 (34) 23/24 
Schulten, John    2288 (48) 1/24 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 29 Nov. 1857
End date: Dec. 1857
Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give this as a match result; Sergeant in Morphy Gleanings (p.39-41) gives it only as a career record (and on p.14 misattributes this result to Stanley). Fiske (p.414) indicates that these games were played 'after the close of the Congress, in 1857', i.e., after 11 Nov. 1857 (Fiske, p.91), and just before Morphy's departure from New York (Fiske, p.511), i.e. before 17 Dec. 1857, in 'three or four sittings'. This is consistent with the report in the Jan. 1858 issue of the Chess Monthly (p.30). Lawson says the match took place on the last two days of Nov. and into Dec. 1857.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 23
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 414, 511
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 167
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 54, 75
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 80, 86
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 301
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 14, 39
   [CMNY], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1858, page 30
   [FLIN], 19 Dec. 1857
   [ILN], vol. 32, no. 898, 16 Jan. 1858, page 67
   [SZ], vol. 13, no. 3, Mar. 1858, page 93
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 9
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 2 Oct. 2023