Morphy, Paul




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  2664 (76) 35
1850  2695 (71) 48
1851  2719 (73) 0
1852  2742 (73) 0
1853  2766 (70) 0
1854  2789 (65) 9
1855  2785 (61) 6
1856  2789 (52) 0
1857  2793 (35) 266
1858  2789 (29) 229
1859  2800 (37) 171
1860  2805 (49) 12
1861  2782 (60) 0
1862  2758 (67) 0
1863  2735 (71) 0
1864  2712 (72) 5
1865  2712 (77) 0
1866  2713 (79) 0
1867  2713 (80) 0
1868  2713 (80) 0
1869  2714 (77) 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
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Dec. 1857, page 381
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Jan. 1859, page 27
   [CPM], vol. 1, Aug. 1863, page 34
   [Era], vol. 24, 1 Dec. 1861, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 33, 18 Sep. 1858, page 255
   [NYC], 21 June 1856
   [NYC], 16 Oct. 1858
   [Reg], vol. 3, Jan. 1851, page 23
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Paul Morphy]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Morphy, Paul]
   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. (1) 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, Sa. 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)     6.5   -   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   -   2.5      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. - Ehrmann, A. 1858         (c)     0.5   -   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. - Boden, S.S. 1859         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Maude, G. 1859 (1)         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Maude, G. 1859 (2)         (c)     2   -   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, M. 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 (1)         (c)     5.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Conway, M.D. 1859 (2)         (c)     6   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Mead, C.D. 1859         (c)     3   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Palmer, E.C. 1859         (c)     3   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
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 (1)         (c)     13   -   4      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Delannoy, A. 1859 (2)         (c)     7   -   6      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Montgomery, W.W. 1859         (c)     2.5   -   2.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Perrin, F. 1859 (3)         (c)     0.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Anderson, C.E. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Fuller, W.J.A. 1859         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1859         (c)     2   -   1      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. - 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 (4)     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: 28 May 2016