Buckle, H.T. – Anderssen (offhand) 1851

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Buckle, Henry    2503 (45) 8/15 
Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)    2440 (39) 7/15 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: July 1851
End date: Aug. 1851
Not a formal match, according to Potter's obituary of Staunton in the City of London Chess Magazine. Harding says Buckle was one better in about 15 games played. Hilbert gives the reuslt as +8-7 for Buckle. Staunton, in The Illustrated London News (1 Nov. 1851, p.547; 26 Jun. 1852, p.511) says Buckle played only 3 games with Anderssen, winning all of them. Sergeant quotes J.O. Howard Taylor to say only that they played 'rather a large number of casual parties' and that Anderssen 'did not establish any superiority'. I presume these games were played in July or Aug. 1851, after the International Tournament and before Anderssen's departure. Sergeant also says that although they were casual games, Anderssen claimed to have tried hard to win.
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 89, 141
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 76
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 166
   [CP], vol. 1, no. 14, 18 Oct. 1851, page 112
   [ILN], vol. 19, no. 527, 1 Nov. 1851, page 547
   [ILN], vol. 20, no. 566, 26 June 1852, page 511
   Harding, Tim.  [The Lost Heroes of Chess], page 2
   Potter, William Norwood.  [The Late Howard Staunton]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Henry Buckle Part 2: Buckle as a Chess Player], page 4

Match information updated: 25 Dec. 2021