Staunton, H. – Harrwitz, D. 1846 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2663 (43) 1.5/
Harrwitz, Daniel    2505 (39) 6.5/
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and move
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England and Brighton
Start date: Aug. 1846
End date: Oct. 1846
Part of a 21-game match (draws not counting) in which Staunton gave different odds to Harrwitz. In these 7 games Staunton gave Pawn and move. Spinrad gives Staunton's result as +0-6=1; Sarah's Chess Journal gives +1-6; Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, Di Felice, Murray, Hilbert and Mark Weeks give +1-6=1, as does the Chess Player's Chronicle and Illustrated London News; Walker gives +0-7=1 in the 11 Oct. 1846 issue of Bell's Life in London (p.8), but he corrected this the following week to +6-1=1. Feenstra Kuiper and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give +12-9=1 for the 3 matches together, which is consistent with +1-6=1 for the Pawn and move match, since there is no disagreement about the score of the other two. 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. Staunton comments on what seems likely to be this match in the 19 Feb. 1848 Illustrated London News (p.105) and the fact that he did worse giving Pawn and Move than he did giving Pawn and Two Moves.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 7
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 13
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 136
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 49
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 530
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 140, 243
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 60
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 12
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 76
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 27
   [ACMa], vol. 1, no. 2, 1846, page 40
   [BCR], vol. 2, no. 5, May 1854, page 151
   [BLL], 11 Oct. 1846, page 8
   [BLL], 18 Oct. 1846, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 7, no. 10, Oct. 1846, page 309
   [CPC], vol. 7, no. 11, Nov. 1846, page 348
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 5, May 1859, page 131
   [ILN], vol. 9, no. 224, 15 Aug. 1846, page 110
   [ILN], vol. 9, no. 232, 10 Oct. 1846, page 240
   [ILN], vol. 12, no. 303, 19 Feb. 1848, page 105
   [LiM], no. 1843, 28 Aug. 1846, page 414
   [Pal], vol. 6, no. 9, 15 Sep. 1846, page 428
   [Pal], vol. 6, no. 10, 15 Oct. 1846, page 456
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Howard Staunton]
   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]
   Negele, Michael.  [Ein deutscher Vorkämpfer des Schachs im Ausland]
   Sarah.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sarah.  [Howard Staunton]
   Sericano, C.  [I campionati del mondo fino al 1885]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 6 Mar. 2021