Harrwitz, D. – Horwitz, B. 1846




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Harrwitz, Daniel    2505 (40) 6.5/12 
Horwitz, Bernhard    2521 (47) 5.5/12 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 12 Oct. 1846
End date: Dec. 1846
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Golombek and Alberti give result as +6-4=1; Sunnucks, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give +6-5=1. Spinrad reports both. Walker in Bell's Life in London (22 Nov. 1846) gives 6-4. The Chess Player's Chronicle (v.7, 1846, p.403) gives +6-4, but then (v.8, 1847, p.1) explains that two final games had been played, to reach 11 won games, despite the fact that Harrwitz had already won the match, so the final result was +6-5=1. Similarly, the Illustrated London News gives +6-4=0 as the final result in the 21 Nov. 1846 issue, but the 12 Dec. 1846 issue says that two more games were played, with the final result as +6-5=1. The Illustrated London News also gives the start date as 12 Oct. 1846 (in the 17 Oct. 1846 issue) and reports the final result in the 12 Dec. 1846 issue, so I estimate that the match ended in Dec. Walker says in Bell's Life, however, as early as 7 Jun. 1846, that Harrwitz and Horwitz had 'commenced playing a series of games'.
 
References
Books
   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 77
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 61, 66
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 191
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 1, 1846, page 42
   [ACMa], vol. 1, 1847, page 67
   [BLL], 1 Nov. 1846, page 8
   [BLL], 22 Nov. 1846, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 7, Dec. 1846, page 389, 403
   [CPC], vol. 8, 2 Jan. 1847, page 1
   [CPC], vol. 1, May 1859, page 131
   [ILN], vol. 9, 17 Oct. 1846, page 256
   [ILN], vol. 9, 21 Nov. 1846, page 331
   [ILN], vol. 9, 12 Dec. 1846, page 382
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches fino al 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017