de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. – Perigal, G. 1840 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
de la Bourdonnais, Louis    2663 (75) 2.5/
Perigal, George    2420 (79) 2.5/
  de la Bourdonnais, Louis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 25 Nov. 1840
End date: Dec. 1840
 
Notes:
Walker only says in Bell's Life in London (14 Feb. 1841, p.1) that de la Bourdonnais' opponent was 'Mr P., the Sec. of the London Club', but in the 13 Dec. 1840 issue, a list of subscriptions for a fund for de la Bourdonnais includes 'Mr. Perigal (Secretary of the London Chess Club)'. Bell's Life in London (29 Nov. 1840, p.4) says de la Bourdonnais played 'one of our very finest players', giving Pawn and two Moves and won both, 'on Wednesday', presumably 25 Nov. 1840. It is likely that this refers to his first two games against Perigal, from the later references to those games.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BLL], 29 Nov. 1840, page 4
   [BLL], 17 Jan. 1841, page 4
   [BLL], 31 Jan. 1841, page 4
   [BLL], 7 Feb. 1841, page 1
   [BLL], 14 Feb. 1841, page 1
   [BLL], 21 Feb. 1841, page 4
   [BLL], 28 Feb. 1841, page 4
   [BM], vol. 1, 20 Mar. 1841, page 256

Match information updated: 6 Feb. 2016