Staunton, H. – Harrwitz, D. 1846 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2664 (43) 7/
Harrwitz, Daniel    2505 (40) 0/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London and Brighton
Start date: Aug. 1846
End date: Oct. 1846
 
Notes:
Part of a 21-game match (draws not counting) in which Staunton gave different odds to Harrwitz. These 7 games were played with no odds. Giffen gives date as Oct. 1846; Di Felice gives Sept.-Oct. 1846. The match was announced as forthcoming in the 15 Aug. 1846 issue of the Illustrated London News and the 5 Sept. 1846 issue reported the result of the first 8 games (of the whole match), so I presume it began in Aug. The 10 Oct. 1846 issue of the Illustrated London News said the match had 'terminated a few days since'. Le Palamède gives dates Sept. and Oct. 1846.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 7
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 13
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 136, 307
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 49
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 530
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 140, 243, 326
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 81
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 60
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 191, 464
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 12
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 76
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 1, 1846, page 40
   [BLL], 11 Oct. 1846, page 8
   [BLL], 18 Oct. 1846, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 7, Oct. 1846, page 309
   [CPC], vol. 7, Nov. 1846, page 348
   [CPC], vol. 1, May 1859, page 131
   [ILN], vol. 9, 15 Aug. 1846, page 110
   [ILN], vol. 9, 10 Oct. 1846, page 240
   [LiM], 28 Aug. 1846, page 414
   [Pal], vol. 6, 15 Sep. 1846, page 428
   [Pal], vol. 6, 15 Oct. 1846, page 456
   [Pal], vol. 6, Oct. 1846, page 456
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Howard Staunton]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Hilbert, John S.  [When Daniel Seeks the Lion's Den...], page 2
   Lange, Max.  [Harrwitz by Lange]
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Potter, William Norwood.  [The Late Howard Staunton]
   Sarah.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sarah.  [Howard Staunton]
   Sericano, C.  [I campionati del mondo fino al 1885]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches fino al 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017