Roberts, J.D. – Fisher, B.W. 1880 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Roberts, John    2209 (63) 9.5/18 
Fisher, Bernard    2253 (49) 8.5/18 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Dublin
Start date: 1880
End date: June 1880
The result given in the 1 July 1880 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle is: Roberts 7.5, Fisher 6, drawn 5, 'a short time ago'. Clearly something is not quite right. The report also says that Roberts won by the odd game, so it seems likely to have been +7-6=5. The Weekly Irish Times of 5 Jun. 1880 says +7-6 excluding draws. I will guess that the match finished in early June, but it could have been finished in May. Winter's Chess Notes page has games from a match between J.D. Roberts and 'H. Fisher', as does his book Kings, Commoners, and Knaves. This might be an error for B.W. Fisher, but it might also be a different player.
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 131
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 5, Jan. 1881, page 147
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 41, 1 May 1880, page 105, 113
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 43, 1 July 1880, page 160
   [WIT], 5 June 1880
   Winter, Edward.  [Master Roberts]

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