Zukertort, J.H. – Blackburne, J.H. 1881

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Zukertort, Johannes    2668 (36) 9.5/14 
Blackburne, Joseph    2609 (33) 4.5/14 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 27 June 1881
End date: 29 July 1881
Elo gives the result, 9.5-4.5 for Zukertort, but dates it 1881-1883; all other sources give 1881; Di Felice, and Renette and Zavatarelli give 27 June - 29 July 1881. Nick Pope gives all the games with exact dates from contemporary sources, but only for 13 games, the 13th played on 27 July 1881. The dates and games are also given in the Chess Player's Chronicle, including the final 14th game, played on 29 July 1881. Sergeant also gives the final date as 29 July 1881. Sarah's Blackburne web page gives +6-2=5 for Zukertort, apparently based on Nick Pope's collection of only the first 13 games. The result was +7-2=5 for Zukertort, and the definitive account is Harding's in his biography of Blackburne.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 82
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 21
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 352
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 227, 245
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 163, 509
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 387
   Moran, World Chess Championship I, page 8
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 125
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 180
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 591
   [BCM], vol. 11, Aug. 1891, page 392
   [CPC], vol. 5, 28 June 1881, page 310
   [CPC], vol. 5, 2 Aug. 1881, page 363
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Zukertort, Johann Hermann]
   Pope, Nick.  [The Blackburne-Zukertort Match, London 1881]
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1880/99]
   Winter, Edward.  [Kasparov, Karpov and the Scotch]

Match information updated: 5 May 2020