Staunton, H. – Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2656 (45) 1/
Donaldson, John    2456 (49) 0/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Dumfries
Start date: June 1852
End date: June 1852
 
Notes:
This result of a single game played even comes from two accounts by Donaldson, which, however, differ from each other. The earlier account, in the Illustrated London News of 24 Jan. 1880 (p.95) gives it as a win for Staunton; the second, interestingly, from the British Chess Magazine of 1891 (quoted at Sarah's Chess Journal) gives it as a draw. Perhaps the earlier account should be given more weight? The second account makes it clear that it was played when Staunton visited Donaldson, so I presume where he lived in Dumfries, and both say June 1852.
 
References
Web
   Sarah.  [The Romance of Chess - A Perspective on the Art of Odds-giving]