Staunton, H. – Tuckett, W.J.W. 1844

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2667 (48) 4.5/
Tuckett, William    2345 (63) 1.5/
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1844
End date: 1844
Spinrad (from the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games) gives +4-1=1. Coles in World Chess Champions, according to Kingston, gives +7-1=1, also given by Mark Weeks. Staunton, in the Chess Player's Chronicle (v.5, 1844, pp.204-205, 229-233, 257-261) gives games totalling +4-1=1 and says of the last game printed that it was the 5th and last of the match (5th won game, I suppose). Therefore, I have accepted this result. The 20 Oct. 1844 issue of Bell's Life in London (p.4) gives Staunton's opponent as 'Mr. T.' but the 3 Nov. 1844 issue (p.2) clarifies that the player was 'Tuckett' as well as identifying the game given in the 13 Oct. 1844 issue (p.4) as another of this match.
   [BLL], 22 Sep. 1844, page 4
   [BLL], 13 Oct. 1844, page 4
   [BLL], 20 Oct. 1844, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 7, July 1844, page 204
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 8, Aug. 1844, page 229
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 9, Sep. 1844, page 257
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]