Steinitz, W. – Blackburne, J.H. 1870




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2725 (44) 1.5/
Blackburne, Joseph    2574 (40) 0.5/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Apr. 1870
End date: Apr. 1870
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Moran, Di Felice, Sarah's Chess Journal, and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 27 Mar. 1892 give +5-0=1 for Steinitz; Sunnucks, and the Westminster Papers of 1 Jun. 1870 give +1-0=1 for Steinitz, which would seem to be correct, given that the latter reference is contemporary and detailed. Sergeant discusses the lack of evidence for the former score and gives the result from the Westminster Papers. Sarah's Chess Journal gives date as 1869-1870; Feenstra Kuiper, Moran, and Sunnucks give 1870; Di Felice gives Apr. 1870. The Westminster Papers of 2 May 1870 say the first game (the draw) was played 'this month', which probably means Apr. 1870. The second game was played some time later, but no later than May 1870, as the result of the 'match' appears in the 1 Jun. 1870 issue of the Westminster Papers.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 51
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 18
   Moran, World Chess Championship I, page 3
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 155
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 467
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 52, 27 Mar. 1892, page 17
   [WP], vol. 3, 2 May 1870, page 1
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 June 1870, page 17
Web
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]