Bird, H.E. – Wisker, J. 1874




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2510 (38) 5.5/
Wisker, John    2500 (40) 3.5/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Dec. 1873
End date: Feb. 1874
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Elo, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give date as 1873; Hooper and Whyld give 1874. The Illustrated London News of 3 Jan. 1874 gives a partial score +3-2 for Wisker, so the match almost certainly began in Dec. 1873, and the 14 Feb. 1874 issue gives the final score, so it probably ended in early February 1874, or perhaps January, as indicated by Tim Harding (p.118).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 58
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 118
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 379
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 64, 3 Jan. 1874, page 23
   [ILN], vol. 64, 14 Feb. 1874, page 163
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Wisker]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017