Delmar, E. (1) – Elson, J. 1875 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Elson, Jacob    2395 (42) 3.5/
Delmar, Eugene    2460 (40) 1.5/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: Jan. 1875
End date: Jan. 1875
Van Winsen dates this match to Feb. 1875, but since the result appears in the Feb. 1875 issue of the Maryland Chess Review and the 6 Feb. 1875 issue of the Hartford Weekly Times (in both cases combined with the result of offhand games), it seems likely that it was played earlier. I will tentatively date it to Jan. 1875. It might have been still earlier, but the New York Clipper of 20 Feb. 1875 says that Delmar's visit to Philadelphia was 'recent'.
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 292, 297
   [HWT], 6 Feb. 1875
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 14, Feb. 1875, page 71
   [NYC], 20 Feb. 1875

Match information updated: 22 Jul. 2022