Wisker, J. – MacDonnell, G.A. 1874




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wisker, John    2505 (40) 9/15 
MacDonnell, George    2486 (48) 6/15 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 29 Oct. 1874
End date: 30 Nov. 1874
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give date as 1874; Hooper and Whyld give 1875. However, the Illustrated London News of 7 Nov. 1874 says the match had begun and gives the partial result +1-1=1, and the issue of 5 Dec. 1874 gives the final result. The 28 Nov. 1874 issue (p.523) gives the result before the last 3 games had finished. Tim Harding's article clarifies that the exact start and end dates were 29 Oct. 1874 and 30 Nov. 1874.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 60
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 82
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 379
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 125, 163
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 304, 569
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 65, 7 Nov. 1874, page 451
   [ILN], vol. 65, 28 Nov. 1874, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 65, 5 Dec. 1874, page 547
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [MacDonnell-Wisker match, 1874]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Wisker]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]

Match information updated: 22 Mar. 2014