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Happy Independence Day !!  Celebrating 173 (1845) years of American Chess

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This guy..

[Event “Morphy – Mongredien”]
[Site “Paris FRA”]
[Date “1859.03.??”]
[EventDate “1859.??.??”]
[Round “6”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Paul Morphy”]
[Black “Augustus Mongredien”]
[ECO “C40”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “43”]

Rd6 Morphy – Mongredien 1-0
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 e4 4. Qe2 Qe7 5. Nd4 Qe5 6. Nb5 Bd6 7. d4 Qe7 8. c4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Nxd2 a6 11. Nc3 f5 12. O-O-O Nf6 13. Re1 O-O 14. f3 b5 15. fxe4 fxe4 16. Ncxe4 bxc4 17. Qxc4 Kh8 18. Bd3 Bb7 19. Nxf6 Qxf6 20. Rhf1 Qd6 21. Rxf8+ Qxf8 22. Qb4 1-0

 Match Play in Paris, France from September 5 – October 4. The winner would be the first player to score seven wins, with draws not counted.

After winning the first two games, Harrwitz retired after five unanswered victories by Morphy.  
According to Chessmetrics  Paul had  a Performance rating of 2570, scoring 5.5/8 (69%) vs 2478-rated opposition in Harrwitz-Morphy Match .

[Event “Morphy – Harrwitz”]
[Site “Paris FRA”]
[Date “1858.10.04”]
[EventDate “1858.09.??”]
[Round “8”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Paul Morphy”]
[Black “Daniel Harrwitz”]
[ECO “C41”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “117”]

Rd 8 Morphy – Harrawitz 1-0
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 dxe5 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Qb3 Bd6 8. Bxf7+ Kf8 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Bh5 g6 11. Bh6+ Ke7 12. Bf3 Nc5 13. Qc4 b5 14. Qe2 Ne6 15. Be3 a6 16. Nd2 Kf7 17. O-O-O Qe7 18. g3 Rhb8 19. Bg2 a5 20. Rhf1 a4 21. f4 a3 22. b3 Kg7 23. f5 Nf8 24. g4 Qe8 25. Bf3 Qc6 26. Nb1 b4 27. Qf2 N8d7 28. g5 Ng8 29. f6 Kh8 30. f7 Nc5 31. fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 32. Bxc5 Bxc5 33. Qe2 Qe6 34. Nd2 Kh8 35. Bg4 Qe7 36. Nf3 Rd8 37. h4 Rd6 38. Rxd6 cxd6 39. Qc4 Rf8 40. Qe6 Be3+ 41. Kd1 Qc7 42. Nd2 Bf4 43. Nc4 Qc5 44. Qd5 Qxd5+ 45. exd5 Rd8 46. Rf3 Kg7 47. c3 Rb8 48. cxb4 Rxb4 49. Kc2 Kf8 50. Kc3 Rb5 51. Be6 Rc5 52. b4 Rc7 53. b5 Ke7 54. b6 Rb7 55. Bc8 Rb8 56. b7 Kd8 57. Nxd6 Ke7 58. Nb5 h6 59. d6 1-0

Performance rating of 2686, scoring 8/11 (73%) vs 2570-rated opposition in Anderssen-Morphy Match (Paris), 1858

[Event “Casual Game”]
[Site “Paris FRA”]
[Date “1858.??.??”]
[EventDate “?”]
[Round “?”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Paul Morphy”]
[Black “Adolf Anderssen”]
[ECO “C39”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “45”]

 

             Morphy – Anderssen  1-0

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Nxg4 Nxe4 7. d3 Ng3 8. Bxf4 Nxh1 9. Qe2+ Qe7 10. Nf6+ Kd8 11. Bxc7+ Kxc7 12. Nd5+ Kd8 13. Nxe7 Bxe7 14. Qg4 d6 15. Qf4 Rg8 16. Qxf7 Bxh4+ 17. Kd2 Re8 18. Na3 Na6 19. Qh5 Bf6 20. Qxh1 Bxb2 21. Qh4+ Kd7 22. Rb1 Bxa3 23. Qa4+ 1-0

 

July 1859 rating list   (TOP 10)

   Player Name   Rating     Age 
 #1   Paul Morphy   2743     22y1m    (#14 all-time among players aged 22y1m) 
 #2   Adolf Anderssen   2640     41y0m    (#105 all-time among players aged 41y0m) 
 #3   Johann Löwenthal   2615     49y0m    (#65 all-time among players aged 49y0m) 
 #4   Daniel Harrwitz   2541     36y3m    (#503 all-time among players aged 36y3m) 
 #5   Joseph Campbell   2534     29y2m    (#656 all-time among players aged 29y2m) 

 #6   Berthold Suhle   2519     22y6m    (#523 all-time among players aged 22y6m) 
 #7   Franciscus Janssens   2512     37y6m    (#637 all-time among players aged 37y6m) 
 #8   Ernst Falkbeer   2502     40y1m    (#593 all-time among players aged 40y1m) 
 #9   Jules de Rivière   2491     29y2m    (#1014 all-time among players aged 29y2m) 
 #10   Robert Wormald   2491     25y6m    (#952 all-time among players aged 25y6m) 

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