Staunton, H. – Popert, W.M. 1841

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2592 (59) 13/25 
Popert, Wilhelm    2552 (69) 12/25 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date:
End date: Feb. 1841
Sunnucks, Golombek and Mark Weeks give score as +8-3=2 for Staunton and the year as 1840; Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give +10-5=6 in 1840, and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives +13-8, which agrees, also in 1840. Spinrad gives both of these scores as well as +10-9=6 and +2-2, and gives the year as 1840. The Chess Player's Chronicle (1859, p.194) says that Staunton won a match (for the first to win 11 games) against Popert but only by one game and in 1841. Spinrad and Sarah give this information too but give the year as 1840. The British Miscellany (13 Feb. 1841, p.161) gives the most accurate information, saying that the match 'concluded last week'. I have chosen the score +10-9=6, as given by Spinrad (citing the Teplitz-Schönau tournament book) since it agrees with the description in the Chess Player's Chronicle. It seems plausible that other scores omit some games that might not have been recorded.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 4
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 12
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 307
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 50
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 464
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 44
   [BM], vol. 1, 13 Feb. 1841, page 161
   [BM], vol. 1, 3 Apr. 1841, page 284
   [CPC], vol. 1, 1 May 1841, page 2
   [CPC], vol. 1, 8 May 1841, page 20
   [CPC], vol. 1, 29 May 1841, page 65
   [CPC], vol. 1, 5 June 1841, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 2, 8 Jan. 1842, page 167
   [CPC], vol. 1, July 1859, page 194
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Sarah.  [Howard Staunton]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches fino al 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 6 Feb. 2016