Wurm, A.F. – Orchard, I.E. 1889

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wurm, Adolphus    2298 (75) 5/
Orchard, I. Edward    2255 (69) 3/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Atlanta
Start date: 1889
End date: 1889
The New Orleans Daily Picayune of 17 Feb. 1891 says that this match took place 'two years ago', and that it was the only match Orchard ever lost. The Newark Sunday Call of 22 Feb. 1891 reproduces the same report, but then disputes the last claim, saying that Orchard lost three previous matches with Wurm. We have a match from Oct. 1887 in which Wurm beat Orchard +5-1=2, and an earlier one from 1877 in which Wurm beat Orchard 11-10. The Newark Sunday Call gives an accumulated score over 'the four matches now played' of +21-12=10 for Wurm. It is not clear which four matches these were, as they do not correspond to the matches for which I have scores so far. Perhaps they don't include the 1877 matches, which were much earlier, but the accumulated score I have for 3 matches between 1887 and 1891 are +14-11=4, which would leave a missing match of +7-1=6 for Wurm (or perhaps fewer draws if draws are not all reported in the other matches), but this is all too speculative.
   [NODP], 17 Feb. 1891
   [NSC], 22 Feb. 1891

Match page created: 5 May 2020