Steinitz, W. – Ponce, A. 1888 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2685 (47) 4/
Ponce, Alberto    2214 (125) 1/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Havana
Start date: Feb. 1888
End date: Mar. 1888
Given by Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice dated only to 1888 but presumably played in Feb. or Mar. 1888 during Steinitz' visit to Havana. There is no mention of this match in Steinitz' report of the visit in the Apr. 1888 issue of the International Chess Magazine (see Winter's Chess Note 4910, and Kingston questions its reality in his review of Di Felice's book.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 113
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 23
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 12