Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. – Thompson, J. (1) 1840

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Kieseritzky, Lionel    2481 (70) 24/50 
Thompson, James (1)    2336 (75) 26/50 
  Kieseritzky, Lionel gave odds of pawn and move
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris (?)
Start date: 1840
End date: 1840
Max Lange says that during two stays in Europe, in 1840 and in 1850, Thompson played nearly 100 games against Kieseritzky, who gave him Pawn and Move odds, 'of which he won a slight majority'. Although we don't know the exact score, this information is reasonably precise, so I have supposed that they played 50 games in each of those two years, Thompson winning by 26-24 in each case.
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 52
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress Players]

Match information updated: 22 Jun. 2014