Bird, H.E. – Blackburne, J.H. 1879 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2529 (40) 2.5/
Blackburne, Joseph    2593 (40) 5.5/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 19 July 1879
End date: 29 July 1879
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and Sarah give result as +5-2=0 for Blackburne; Sergeant gives +5-2=1 for Blackburne. Sergeant, Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give date as 1879; Sarah's Blackburne web pages give 1878. Information from Tim Harding: Land and Water of 26 Jul. 1879 says the match started 'last Saturday' (19 Jul. 1879). and The Chess Monthly of Sept. 1879 (p.2), gives the result as +5-2=1. Harding also tells me that the last game was played on 29 Jul. 1879.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 75
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 225
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 176
Periodicals
   [CML], vol. 1, Sep. 1879, page 2
   [LW], 26 July 1879
Web
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017