Blackburne, J.H. – Zukertort, J.H. 1877




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2603 (45) 1/
Zukertort, Johannes    2642 (41) 1/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 27 June 1877
End date: 29 June 1877
 
Notes:
Sergeant says that the match began on 27 June 1877, that Zukertort won two games and then broke off the match. However, reports in The Field (30 June 1877, 7 July 1877, 14 July 1877) make it clear that the two games were played on the 27th and 29th of June, 1877, with a score of +1-1. The 30 June 1877 issue of the Illustrated London News says the match, for the first to win 7, was to have started 'Wednesday last', which would be 27 June 1877. Di Felice gives the date as 1876 and score as +2-1 for Blackburne and no 1877 match, but, according to personal communication from Tim Harding, there is no other indication of an 1876 match, so I assume he just made an error here.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 66
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 223, 235, 376
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 171
Periodicals
   [Fld], 30 June 1877, page 784
   [Fld], 7 July 1877, page 13
   [Fld], 14 July 1877, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 70, 30 June 1877, page 623

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017