Bird, H.E. – Hughes, H. 1850 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2376 (47) 2/2 
Hughes, Hesseth    2042 (105) 0/2 
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England (?)
Start date: 1850
End date: Mar. 1850
Staunton reports (Illustrated London News, 23 Mar. 1850, p.195) that in this second match between Bird and Hughes, Bird won every game. I do not know how many games were played, but 2 games are given in the Chess Player's Chronicle (1850, v.11, pp.136-139) so I use a soft result of 2-0 for Bird. I am guessing that this is the same 'Hughes' as the one who played at Manchester 1857 and Birmingham 1858.
   [CPC], vol. 11, May 1850, page 136
   [ILN], vol. 16, 23 Mar. 1850, page 195