Staunton, H. – Loveday, H.A. 1839

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2528 (79) 1/2 
Loveday, Henry    2283 (162) 1/2 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England (?)
Start date: 1838
End date: 1839
Staunton, in the Chess Player's Chronicle of Feb. 1845 (pp.51-52), published a letter from Loveday, in which Loveday comments on some Indian players: 'These players I should consider equal in strength, not to the champion of England [Staunton] as he now is, but of the force he was in the years 1838-9, when I had the pleasure of contending a few games with him, without disadvantage on either side.' This I interpret to mean that there score in those games was roughly equal, so I record this as a soft result of 1-1.
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 93
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 2, Feb. 1845, page 52
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1867, page 34
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 763, 29 Sep. 1855, page 395

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