Steinitz, W. – Blackburne, J.H. 1863




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2619 (45) 8/10 
Blackburne, Joseph    2424 (49) 2/10 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Dec. 1862
End date: Jan. 1863
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Spinrad and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give date as 1863; Sunnucks, Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, Di Felice and Sarah's Chess Journal give 1862-1863; Giffen gives Dec. 1862 - Jan. 1863. The Era of 21 Dec. 1862 (p.5) announces the match. The Illustrated London News gives the result after the first 3 games in the 27 Dec. 1862 issue and gives the final result (+7-1 for Steinitz, the 2 draws are not mentioned) in the 10 Jan. 1863 issue. The Era of 18 Jan. 1863 gives the same result. Bell's Life in London of 1 Feb. 1863 gives +6-1 for Steinitz. The New York Clipper of 21 Feb. 1863 gives +7-1=1 for Steinitz. All other sources give +7-1=2.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 38
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 17
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 31
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 330
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page lxiii
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 119, 135
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 467
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 52, 27 Mar. 1892, page 17
   [BLL], 1 Feb. 1863, page supp.2
   [Era], vol. 25, 21 Dec. 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 25, 28 Dec. 1862, page 4
   [Era], vol. 25, 4 Jan. 1863, page 6
   [Era], vol. 25, 18 Jan. 1863, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 41, 27 Dec. 1862, page 706
   [ILN], vol. 42, 10 Jan. 1863, page 55
   [NYC], 21 Feb. 1863
Web
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 28 May 2016