Blackburne, J.H. – Pindar, E.D. 1862

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2412 (40) 5.5/11 
Pindar, Eduard    2412 (52) 5.5/11 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Manchester
Start date: Dec. 1861
End date: 8 Mar. 1862
The references to the Field and the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian come from Hindle's book. The Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian of 15 Feb. 1862 gives the result to date as +4-4=3. The match was for the first to win 5 games and Blackburne is later reported to have won the club championship, so Hindle presumes that Blackburne won one additional game (though there may have been more draws as well). Hindle found a game that he speculates might be the missing, decisive, 12th game of the match, but Tim Harding, in his book on Blackburne, argues that this was more likely a game from their second match, not this (the third) match, and points out that Blackburne's championship of the club was based on a later tournament, not this match. Hindle says the match started in Nov. 1861, but Harding points out that the first mention of it in print was in the Field of 28 Dec. 1861, so while it might have started as early as November, most likely it started in December. Harding also gives a firm date for the 11th, presumably final, game: 8 Mar. 1862.
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 22, 24, 509
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 58
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 98
   [Fld], 28 Nov. 1861
   [MWEG], 15 Feb. 1862
   [NYC], 26 Apr. 1862

Match information updated: 6 Mar. 2021