Boden, S.S. – Owen, J. 1858 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Boden, Samuel    2548 (50) 8/11 
Owen, John    2452 (45) 3/11 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: Feb. 1858
End date: Mar. 1858
 
Notes:
This was the first of three matches between Boden and Owen in 1858. Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give +7-2=2 for Boden; Hooper and Whyld give +7-3=2 for Boden. Sunnucks and the Chess Player's Chronicle (Mar. 1859) say there were two matches, Boden winning the first +5-3=1 and the second +5-1=0. The latter refers to the third match, so presumably the first is meant to be a score for the first match. Sergeant agrees with the Chess Player's Chronicle except that he gives the result of the first match as +5-2=1 for Boden. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives 8-3, also given by Spinrad from Schach Datenbank. The Illustrated London News of 13 Feb. 1858 (p.174) gives a game from the match 'now playing', so it was in progress then. The 7 Feb. 1858 issue of the Era (p.14) says the match has been arranged and gives the result of the first game, so I will guess that it started at the beginning of Feb. 1858. The 27 Mar. 1858 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.330) gives the result so far as +7-2=1 for Boden. The 21 Mar. 1858 issue of the Era (p.13) gives the final result as +7-2=1. The 28 Mar. 1858 issue of the Sunday Times (supplement, p.3) and the 4 Apr. 1858 issue of Bell's Life in London (p.3) give +7-2=2.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 28
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 41
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 95
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 53
Periodicals
   [BLL], 4 Apr. 1858, page 3
   [CMNY], vol. 2, May 1858, page 160
   [CPC], vol. 1, Apr. 1859, page 99
   [Era], vol. 20, 7 Feb. 1858, page 14
   [Era], vol. 20, 14 Feb. 1858, page 14
   [Era], vol. 20, 28 Feb. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 7 Mar. 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 20, 23 May 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 30 May 1858, page 5
   [Fld], 15 May 1858
   [FLIN], 8 May 1858
   [ILN], vol. 32, 13 Feb. 1858, page 174
   [ILN], vol. 32, 27 Mar. 1858, page 330
   [ILN], vol. 32, 10 Apr. 1858, page 375
   [SDS], 12 Mar. 1858
   [ST], 28 Feb. 1858, page supp.2
   [ST], 28 Mar. 1858, page supp.4
Web
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 23 Aug. 2019