van Vliet, L. – Redding, J.D. 1886

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
van Vliet, Louis    2380 (69) 5.5/
Redding, Joseph    2328 (64) 3.5/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: San Francisco
Start date: June 1886
End date: Aug. 1886
There were 10 games but the 4th game 'was annulled on a foul by the umpires', according to the San Francisco Chronicle of 7 Sep. 1886 (p.5), which said that the match 'has recently been concluded'. I take this to mean Aug. 1886, though it might have been early Sep. 1886. The Daily Alta California of 24 Jun. 1886 (p.1) gives the result of the first 2 games, so I am guessing that the match started in Jun. 1886. The San Francisco Chronicle of 17 Feb. 1894 (p.9) gives Redding's opponent as 'Van Bleet' and says it was 'a match of seven games up'.
   [DAC], vol. 40, no. 13450, 24 June 1886, page 1
   [SFCh], 7 Sep. 1886, page 5
   [SFCh], 17 Feb. 1894, page 9
   [Chess Room Newsletter 542]

Match information updated: 22 Jul. 2021