Mason, Ja. – Bird, H.E. 1876 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2538 (29) 21/28 
Mason, James    2534 (32) 7/28 
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 15 Dec. 1875
End date: Mar. 1876
 
Notes:
According to van Winsen, on 26 Mar. 1876 Bird claimed to have won 27-20 against Mason including their formal match. Subtracting the match results means that Bird had then won 21-7 in offhand games, 18 of which were played in Dec. 1875 and the other 10 in early 1876.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 119
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 48, 90, 221
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 68, 29 Apr. 1876, page 431
   [ILN], vol. 68, 24 June 1876, page 623

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017