de Riviere, J.A. – Journoud, P. 1859




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
de Rivière, Jules    2555 (41) 10/15 
Journoud, Paul    2418 (55) 5/15 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: Oct. 1859
End date: Nov. 1859
 
Notes:
Di Felice gives +8-4=3 for de Rivière. La (Nouvelle) Régence (Jan. 1860, p.12) gives +9-4=2. In both Di Felice and Cornil, the result of each game is given and the discrepancy is in the 6th game, given as a win by Journoud in La Régence but as a draw by Di Felice. Journoud says it was a match for the first to win 11 games, but that he had to abandon it after these 15 games. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News of 26 Nov. 1859 (p.513) and Löwenthal, in the Era of 20 Nov. 1859 (p.5), also give +9-4=2 for de Riviere. Spinrad also gives +9-4-2 unfinished from Basterot, but +8-4=2 'plus some unknown' from the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games, and +8-4=3 from Schach Datenbank. The New York Clipper of 10 Dec. 1859 gives +8-4=2 and then the 24 Dec. 1859 issue gives +9-4=2. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News of 5 Nov. 1859 (p.452), says the match started 'towards the end of last month', so I take the dates to be Oct.-Nov. 1859. Feenstra Kuiper and Golombek give a result +7-2=1 for de Rivière over Journoud in 1860, and Di Felice gives this in addition to the result +8-4=3 in 1859. However, I doubt the existence of another match as there is no indication of it in La Régence, the Illustrated London News or the Chess Player's Chronicle.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 99
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 29, 32
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 276
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 22, 6 Nov. 1859, page 14
   [Era], vol. 22, 20 Nov. 1859, page 5
   [Era], vol. 22, 27 Nov. 1859, page 13
   [Era], vol. 22, 4 Dec. 1859, page 13
   [FLIN], 21 Jan. 1860
   [ILN], vol. 35, 5 Nov. 1859, page 452
   [ILN], vol. 35, 26 Nov. 1859, page 513
   [NR], vol. 1, Jan. 1860, page 12
   [NYC], 10 Dec. 1859
   [NYC], 24 Dec. 1859
   [NYC], 31 Dec. 1859
   [RiS], vol. 1, Nov. 1859, page 167
   [SoT], 10 Dec. 1859
Web
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 27 Oct. 2019