Harrwitz, D. – Slous, F.L. 1847

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Harrwitz, Daniel    2526 (42) 30/43 
Slous, Frederick    2368 (57) 13/43 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1847
End date: 1847
This was a series of games (no mention of a formal match) published by Staunton in his Illustrated London News column as well as in the Chess Player's Chronicle, over the period from Aug. 1847 to Dec. 1848. The games were played before Harrwitz' departure from England, which was announced in the Illustrated London News of 14 Aug. 1847 (p.107). Staunton says that the games given in the 18 Sept. 1847 issue of the Illustrated London News were played 'a few weeks since' and the games printed in the 13 Nov. 1847 (p.360) and 4 Dec. 1847 (p.386) issues of the Chess Player's Chronicle he says were 'played during this summer'. While this may not be a complete record of all the games they played, I have included the result here of all the games published, because after the last one published (Chess Player's Chronicle, 1848, v.9, p.327), Staunton refers to it as 'this fine collection of Games now nearly brought to a close', which I take to mean nearly all published. The result of the games in the Illustrated London News between the 14 Aug. 1847 issue and the 12 Feb. 1848 issue is +12-8=3 for Harrwitz; the result of the games played in the Chess Player's Chronicle between the 28 Aug. 1847 issue and the Nov. 1848 issue is +15-2=3, giving a total of +27-10=6. A game from this series was published in the Nov. 1849 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.321), but this was a reprint of one that appeared in the Illustrated London News of 23 Oct. 1847 (p.267). In the 22 Jan. 1848 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.40), Staunton says 'In the games between Messrs. Harrwitz and S--s, the former won a majority.'
   [CPC], vol. 8, 13 Nov. 1847, page 360
   [CPC], vol. 8, 4 Dec. 1847, page 386
   [CPC], vol. 9, Nov. 1848, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 11, 18 Sep. 1847, page 190
   [ILN], vol. 11, 23 Oct. 1847, page 267
   [ILN], vol. 12, 22 Jan. 1848, page 40