Steinitz, W. – Deacon, F.H. 1863




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2598 (43) 5.5/
Deacon, Frederic    2343 (57) 1.5/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 27 Apr. 1863
End date: June 1863
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper has +5-1=0 for Steinitz, as does Walker in Bell's Life in London (13 Sept. 1863, supp. p.1); Sergeant, Sunnucks, Di Felice, Spinrad, Giffen, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Sarah's Morphy website have +5-1=1. The Era gives a partial result of +1-0=1 for Steinitz in the 3 May 1863 issue. The Illustrated London News gives partial results +3-1=2 for Steinitz in the 16 May 1863 issue and +4-1 in the 27 June 1863 issue, and gives the terminating win by Steinitz in the 1 Aug. 1863 issue. La Nouvelle Régence (June 1863, p.185) has +5-1=2 for Steinitz, as does the Field of 27 Jun. 1863 (quoted by Harding). Harding gives an argument that the result might actually have been +5-1=3, but since there is insufficient evidence of the extra games, he settles tentatively with +5-1=1. Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Spinrad, Giffen, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Sarah's Morphy website have date as 1863; Di Felice has 1862-1863. Harding gives the exact start date and quotes the Field of 27 Jun. 1863, which says it finished 'a day or two ago'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 38
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 17
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 89, 347
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 134
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 467
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 64
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 52, no. 86, 27 Mar. 1892, page 17
   [BLL], 13 Sep. 1863, page supp.1
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 1, July 1863, page 5
   [DCA], 16 May 1863
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1284, 3 May 1863, page 14
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1292, 28 June 1863, page 14
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1293, 5 July 1863, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 42, no. 1203, 16 May 1863, page 547
   [ILN], vol. 42, no. 1210, 27 June 1863, page 707
   [ILN], vol. 43, no. 1215, 1 Aug. 1863, page 123
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 6, June 1863, page 185
   [NYC], 3 Oct. 1863
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 4
Web
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Sarah.  [Back in New Orleans]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 3 Apr. 2022