Steinitz, W. – de Vere, C.V. 1866




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2649 (37) 4/12 
de Vere, Cecil    2618 (44) 8/12 
  Steinitz, Wilhelm gave odds of pawn and move
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Dec. 1865
End date: 10 Jan. 1866
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give date as 1865; Hooper and Whyld give 1865-1866; the Era of 17 Dec. 1865 (p.4) and 24 Dec. 1865 (p.4) indicate that it started that month. The Illustrated London News of 27 Jan. 1866 says the match finished 'a few days since'; The Chess Player's Magazine of Feb. 1866 (p.59) and the Era of 21 Jan. 1866 (p.7) say it finished on 10 Jan. 1866, but give the score as +7-3=3 for de Vere, as does Le Sphinx of 15 Feb. 1866 (p.337), whereas other sources have +7-3=2 for de Vere. Turf, Field and Farm (10 Feb. 1866) says it finished on 3 Jan. 1866.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 41
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 18
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 243
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 125
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 109
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 403
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 2, Jan. 1866, page 10
   [CPM], vol. 2, Feb. 1866, page 59
   [CW], vol. 1, Jan. 1866, page 346
   [CW], vol. 1, Feb. 1866, page 379
   [Era], vol. 28, 17 Dec. 1865, page 4
   [Era], vol. 28, 24 Dec. 1865, page 4
   [Era], vol. 28, 21 Jan. 1866, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 48, 6 Jan. 1866, page 23
   [ILN], vol. 48, 27 Jan. 1866, page 99
   [NYC], 3 Mar. 1866
   [Sph], vol. 1, 15 Feb. 1866, page 337
   [TFF], 10 Feb. 1866
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Wilhem Steinitz]

Match information updated: 5 Jan. 2017