Morphy, Paul




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  2640 (79) 35
1850  2670 (73) 48
1851  2690 (75) 0
1852  2710 (74) 0
1853  2730 (72) 0
1854  2750 (67) 9
1855  2755 (62) 0
1856  2761 (53) 0
1857  2767 (36) 244
1858  2766 (30) 205
1859  2805 (38) 134
1860  2805 (48) 12
1861  2777 (57) 0
1862  2748 (61) 0
1863  2720 (61) 12
1864  2702 (66) 5
1865  2702 (72) 0
1866  2702 (77) 0
1867  2701 (79) 0
1868  2701 (80) 0
1869  2701 (79) 39

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Morphy, Paul Charles  
Born: 22 June 1837
Died: 10 July 1884
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 246
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 274, 303
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 89
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 503
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 290
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 56
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 204
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 43, 167
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 216
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 263
   Lawson, Paul Morphy
   Murray, History of Chess, page 888
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 8
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 220
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 33, 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
   [Reg], vol. 3, Jan. 1851, page 23
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Morphy, Paul] (broken)
   Harding, Tim.  [The House of the Setting Sun]
   Sarah.  [The Life and Chess of Paul Morphy]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3889. Morphy press coverage]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Morphy, P.C. - Scott, W. 1846         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Rizzo, C. 1848         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Rousseau, E. 1849         (c)     18   -   2
Morphy, P.C. - McConnell, J. 1849         (c)     14   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1850         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Rousseau, E. 1850         (c)     27   -   3
Morphy, P.C. - McConnell, J. 1850         (c)     15   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1854 (1)         (c)     2.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of rook and knight
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1854 (2)         (c)     1   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of rook, pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1854 (3)         (c)     2   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of rook, pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1855         (c)     6   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Ayers, T. 1855         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1857 (1)         (c)     4   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Mead, C.D. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Montgomery, H.P. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Stanley, C.H. 1857 (1)         (f)     4.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Schulten, J.W. 1857         (c)     23   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Calthrop, S.R. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Elkin, L. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Fiske, D.W. 1857         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Fuller, W.J.A. 1857         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Hammond, G. 1857         (c)     15   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Kennicott, H.M.L. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Lichtenhein, T. 1857         (c)     2   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Marache, N. 1857 (1)         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Parry, D. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Paulsen, L. 1857         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1857 (1)         (c)     2   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Raphael, B.I. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Solomons, M. 1857 (1)         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Stanley, C.H. 1857 (2)         (c)     12   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1857         (c)     5   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Marache, N. 1857 (2)         (c)     4   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1857 (2)         (c)     8   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Richardson, H. 1857         (c)     3   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Julien, D. 1857         (c)     11.5   -   4.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Mantin, M. 1857 (1)         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1857 (3)         (c)     18.5   -   10.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Reif, A. 1857         (c)     7.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Mantin, M. 1857 (2)         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, A. 1857         (c)     9   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1857 (2)         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (1)         (c)     33.5   -   21.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (2)         (c)     8   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and three moves
Morphy, P.C. - King, A.W. 1857         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Solomons, M. 1857 (2)         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Brown, T.M. 1857         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Montgomery, W.W. 1858 (1)         (c)     4   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Montgomery, W.W. 1858 (2)         (c)     2   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Montgomery, W.W. 1858 (3)         (c)     9.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Worrall, T.H. 1858         (c)     8   -   7      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Lowe, E. 1858         (c)     6   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Hampton, T.I. 1858         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Lewis, F.H. 1858         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Morphy, P.C. - Owen, J. 1858 (1)         (c)     4   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Owen, J. 1858 (2)         (f)     6   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1858         (f)     10   -   4
Morphy, P.C. - Kipping, J.S. 1858         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Bird, H.E. 1858         (c)     10.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1858         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Boden, S.S. 1858         (c)     7.5   -   2.5
Morphy, P.C. - Lecrivain, L.S. 1858         (c)     6   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Harrwitz, D. 1858 (1)         (c)     0   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Harrwitz, D. 1858 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   2.5
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1858         (f)     8   -   3
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen (offhand) 1858         (c)     5   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Barnes, T.W. 1858         (c)     19   -   7
Morphy, P.C. - Medley, G.W. 1858         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Baucher, H. 1858         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Journoud, P. 1858         (c)     12   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (1)         (c)     6   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - de Riviere, J.A. 1858         (c)     6.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Budzynski, W. 1858         (c)     5.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Devinck, F.J. 1858         (c)     3   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Guibert, A.M. 1858         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (2)         (c)     4.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Lequesne, E.L. 1858         (c)     3.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1859         (f)     7.5   -   0.5
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Worrall, T.H. 1859         (f)     7   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Worrall, Ms. H.J. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Pindar, E.D. 1859         (c)     0   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1859 (1)         (c)     3   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Stone, J.W. 1859         (c)     5   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Isidor 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Bennecke, H. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Richardson, H. 1859 (1)         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (1)         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1859 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Richardson, H. 1859 (2)         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Broughton, W.R. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Knott, H. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Marache, N. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Cheney, G.N. (1) 1859         (c)     1   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Lichtenhein, T. 1859         (f)     6.5   -   4.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Conway, M.D. 1859         (c)     5.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Napoleao dos Santos, A. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (3)         (f)     10   -   6      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (1)         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (2)         (c)     0   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Lewis, S. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Tilghman, B.C. 1859         (c)     1   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (3)         (c)     3.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Arnold, A.B. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Carvalho, S.N. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Walters 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Nicholson, C. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Gill (1) 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Delannoy, A. 1859 (1)         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Budzynski, W. 1859         (c)     7   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Ware, P. 1859         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Delannoy, A. 1859 (2)         (c)     13   -   4      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (c)     3   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1860         (c)     3   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Loyd, S. 1860         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Leonard, J.A. 1860         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Michaelis, O.E. 1860         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Sicre, F. 1862         (c)     2   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - de Riviere, J.A. 1863         (c)     9   -   3
Morphy, P.C. - Sicre, F. 1864         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Golmayo, C.F. 1864         (c)     2   -   3      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1869 (1)         (c)     0.5   -   4.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1869 (2)         (c)     7   -   4      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1869 (3)         (c)     3   -   3      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Maurian, C.A. 1869 (4)         (c)     7   -   10      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

New York 1857 (2)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1)     3 - 0    
  Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B.     3 - 0    
  Morphy, P.C. - Lichtenhein, T.     3.5 - 0.5    
  Morphy, P.C. - Paulsen, L.     6 - 2