Staunton, H. – Medley, G.W. 1849

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2624 (50) 7.5/10 
Medley, George    2355 (44) 2.5/10 
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1849
End date: 1849
Mark Weeks gives the date as 1847; Di Felice, Spinrad and Cole in World Chess Champions give the date as 1848. Staunton gives 10 games between himself, giving Pawn and two moves, and G. Medley in the 1849 and 1850 Chess Player's Chronicle, these 10 totalling +6-1=3 for Staunton. Furthermore, Staunton says with the first 3 games (1849, p.334), 'We give them... as the first of what we trust will prove a long series of contests at the same odds between these players', but he does not say that the 10 games given are the complete set. There is no indication of a match between them in the Chess Player's Chronicle in 1847 or 1848. Two games also appeared in the Illustrated London News in Nov. and Dec. 1849.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 1849, page 330, 355
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 1850, page 1
   [ILN], vol. 15, no. 399, 17 Nov. 1849, page 331
   [ILN], vol. 15, no. 404, 22 Dec. 1849, page 411
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]