Morphy, Paul




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  2647 (76) 35
1850  2678 (71) 48
1851  2702 (73) 0
1852  2725 (73) 0
1853  2749 (71) 0
1854  2772 (66) 9
1855  2767 (61) 6
1856  2770 (52) 0
1857  2773 (36) 255
1858  2779 (30) 226
1859  2799 (38) 123
1860  2802 (48) 12
1861  2775 (57) 0
1862  2749 (61) 0
1863  2722 (61) 12
1864  2707 (66) 5
1865  2709 (72) 0
1866  2711 (76) 0
1867  2712 (79) 0
1868  2714 (79) 0
1869  2716 (78) 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
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch
   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. (1) 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. - Julien, D. 1858         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Smith, Ll.P. 1858         (c)     1   -   0
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. - Barnes, T.W. 1858 (1)         (c)     13   -   6
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. - Barnes, T.W. 1858 (2)         (c)     6.5   -   0.5
Morphy, P.C. - Lecrivain, L.S. 1858         (c)     5   -   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. - Delannoy, A. 1858         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (1)         (c)     4.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1858         (f)     8   -   3
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen (offhand) 1858         (c)     5   -   1
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 (2)         (c)     6   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - de Riviere, J.A. 1858         (c)     7.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Budzynski, W. 1858 (1)         (c)     12.5   -   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)     2   -   1      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. - Budzynski, W. 1858 (2)         (c)     7   -   0
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 (1) 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. - Zimilini 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Miller, W.C. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - White, A.A. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Williams (1) 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Cohen, J.I. 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Baer 1859         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Ware, P. 1859         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Delannoy, A. 1859         (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    


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2014