Petrov, A.D. – Urusov, S.S. 1853

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Petrov, Alexander    2640 (92) 3/
Urusov, Sergey    2494 (78) 1/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Saint Petersburg
Start date: Apr. 1853
End date: Apr. 1853
Hooper and Whyld give result as +2-0=2 for Petrov. Di Felice gives +3-0=1. In the Dec. 1859 issue of Shakhmatniy Listok, p.327 (sent to me by Geert Van der Wulp), the editor, Mikhailov, gives the result of the 1853 match as +2-0=2, but says he is not certain about the score. The Apr. 1860 issue of Shakhmatniy Listok, p.99, gives +3-1 for Petrov. Three games between them are given in the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1853 and 1854, all won by Petrov. The Illustrated London News gives a win by Petrov and a draw. I do not know whether this was considered a formal match. Shakhmatniy Listok says that Petrov played this match while visiting Saint Petersburg in Apr. 1853.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 17
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 247
   [CPC], vol. 1, Aug. 1853, page 229
   [CPC], vol. 2, Feb. 1854, page 36
   [ILN], vol. 23, 23 July 1853, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 23, 1 Oct. 1853, page 290
   [SLk], vol. 1, Dec. 1859, page 327
   [SLk], vol. 2, Apr. 1860, page 99