Edo Historical Chess Ratings



Morphy, P.C. – Barnes, T.W. 1858





Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Morphy, Paul    2763 (31) 19/26 
Barnes, Thomas    2482 (43) 7/26 
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: June 1858
End date: 1858
 
Notes:
Sergeant, in Morphy Gleanings (p.17) gives +19-8? Spinrad gives 19.5-7.5 (from a website he considers unreliable) and 19-7 from the New York Times of 21 Oct. 1858. Edge (p.200), Feenstra Kuiper, Sarah's Morphy website and an article from the Scotsman of 26 Jan. 1860 (at Sarah's Morphy website) give +19-7=0. A letter by Edge dated 9 July 1858 gives +13-6=0 for Morphy, but perhaps more games were played after this date. Steinitz, in an 1896 interview with the Dutch newspaper Tijdschrift, quoted by Krabbé, also gives +13-6 but this may again be a partial score. Played sometime between Morphy's arrival in London in June and his departure for Paris after the Birmingham tournament at the end of August.
 
References
Books
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 200
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 103
   Sergeant, Morphy Gleanings, page 17
Web
   Edge, Frederick Milnes.  [Edge to Fiske Letter July 9,1858]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Morphy, More or Less], page 7
   Krabbé, Tim.  [Band ten: An Interview with Wilhelm Steinitz], page 2
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Sarah.  [The Scotsman]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]