Anderssen (offhand) – Campbell, Jos.G. 1861

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)    2564 (40) 0.5/
Campbell, Joseph    2467 (67) 1.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1861
End date: 1861
Winter discusses various dates given for these games (1860, 1861 and 1862) and concludes that they occurred in 1861, based on the appearance of one of the games in the Sept. 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle. He also gives the result as either +1-0=1 for Campbell (according to MacDonnell's 'Knights and Kings of Chess', which is not reliable, as well as the Chess Monthly of Feb. 1891), or +1-1 (according to the British Chess Magazine of Feb. 1891). Sergeant's 'A Century of British Chess' (p.107) also gives +1-1 as the score. Since the former result is given in the obituary in the Chess Monthly of Feb. 1891, which also gave the correct year, I will take this result as correct. The games must have been played before Sept. 1861 since the win by Campbell appeared in the Sept. 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.261) and the 1 Sep. 1861 issue of the Era (p.14).
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 107
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 33, Sep. 1861, page 261
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1197, 1 Sep. 1861, page 14
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5048. A nineteenth-century figure]

Match information updated: 9 Jul. 2015