Paris 1821

Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Deschapelles, Alexandre    2636 (99) 12 / 27 
de la Bourdonnais, Louis    2631 (100) 28 / 35 
Cochrane, John    2328 (100) 2 / 22 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and two moves

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 'Pools'
Place: Paris
Start date: Apr. 1821
End date: Apr. 1821
Only partial results available. This was a 'tournament' in the sense that it consisted of rounds, called 'pools' involving all 3 players. Hooper and Whyld give the score for de Labourdonnais over Deschapelles as 6-1 on p.47, but on pp.88 and 243, they give 7-0; Metzner and Sarah both give 7-0; Utterberg gives 6-1. Metzner says Deschapelles beat Cochrane by an unknown score; Hooper & Whyld, Utterberg, Spinrad and Sarah all give 6-1 for Deschapelles. Metzner says de Labourdonnais beat Cochrane 6-1; Hooper & Whyld, Utterberg, Spinrad and Sarah say 7-0. However, reports in the Chess Player's Chronicle and Le Palamède indicate that there were 21 all-play-all rounds, de Labourdonnais winning 14 rounds, Cochrane 1 and Deschapelles 6. Thus, the known game results for each pairing are: Deschapelles-de Labourdonnais, 6-14; Deschapelles-Cochrane, 6-1; and de Labourdonnais-Cochrane, 14-1 (see Edwards at ChessCafé). The results of the other games (in each round, games between the 2 players who did not win the round) are not known. The source of the erroneous results in other sources may have been P.W. Sergeant's book A Century of British Chess, in which it is suggested that the results Labourdonnais 14, Deschapelles 6, Cochrane 1 can be used to deduce the results of 'the individual matches', mistaking the nature of the 'pools'.
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 85
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 47, 88, 243
   Murray, History of Chess, page 879
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 27
   Utterberg, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, page 11
   Walker, Chess and Chess Players, page 345
   [BLL], 11 Dec. 1836, page 3
   [BLL], 25 Dec. 1836, page 3
   [BLL], 13 Dec. 1840, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 1, 8 May 1841, page 25
   [CPC], vol. 4, Aug. 1843, page 250
   [CPC], vol. 9, Feb. 1848, page 60
   [CPM], vol. 2, Sep. 1864, page 265
   [ILN], vol. 57, 9 July 1870, page 48
   [Pal], vol. 4, 15 July 1844, page 313
   [Pal], vol. 7, Nov. 1847, page 505
   Edwards, Rod.  ['Le temps des combats de géants']
   Metzner, Paul.  [Philidor and the Café de la Régence Chess Masters]
   Sarah.  [Deschapelles]
   Sarah.  [France - Deschapelles]
   Sarah.  [John Cochrane]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Forgotten Masters 3: John Cochrane]

Tournament information updated: 31 Jul. 2016