London 1862 (4)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Deacon, Frederic    2389 (49) 2 /
Dawson, Richard    2052 (133) 1 /
  Deacon, Frederic gave odds of the move
 
Green, S.J.    2031 (77) 3.5 /
Lyttelton, George    1767 (85) 1.5 /
 
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 2 /
Young, Henry    1975 (76) 0 /
  Hannah, James gave odds of the move
 
Falkbeer, Ernst    2362 (50) 2 /
Stockil, W.    0 /
  Falkbeer, Ernst gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Mackenzie, George    2480 (44) 2 /
Medley, George    2336 (69) 1 /
  Medley, George gave odds of the move
 
Cole, Alfred    2209 (102) 2 /
Salter, David    2098 (81) 0 /
 
Solomons, S.    2264 (64) 2 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2418 (40) 1 /
  Blackburne, Joseph gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rimington Wilson, James    2024 (144) 2 /
Heathcote, John    0 /
  Rimington Wilson, James gave odds of the move
 
Anderssen, Adolf    2638 (39) 2 /
Pearson, Charles    0 /
  Anderssen, Adolf gave odds of a knight
 
Lamb, F.E.    2114 (101) 2 /
Schröder, A. (1)    2141 (70) 1 /
  Schröder, A. (1) gave odds of the move
 
Green, Valentine    2277 (36) 2.5 /
Chinnery, Walter    2121 (72) 1.5 /
  Green, Valentine gave odds of pawn and move
 
Harris, E.    2130 (109) 2 /
Puller, Arthur    1935 (73) 0 /
  Puller, Arthur gave odds of the move
 
Deacon, Frederic    2389 (49) 3.5 /
Green, S.J.    2031 (77) 1.5 /
  Deacon, Frederic gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 2 /
Falkbeer, Ernst    2362 (50) 0 /
  Falkbeer, Ernst gave odds of the move
 
Mackenzie, George    2480 (44) 2 /
Cole, Alfred    2209 (102) 0 /
  Mackenzie, George gave odds of the move
 
Solomons, S.    2264 (64) 2 /
Rimington Wilson, James    2024 (144) 1 /
 
Anderssen, Adolf    2638 (39) 2 /
Lamb, F.E.    2114 (101) 1 /
  Anderssen, Adolf gave odds of a knight
 
Green, Valentine    2277 (36) 2 /
Harris, E.    2130 (109) 1 /
  Green, Valentine gave odds of pawn and move
 
Deacon, Frederic    2389 (49) 1.5 /
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 0.5 /
  Deacon, Frederic gave odds of the move
 
Deacon, Frederic    2389 (49) 1.5 /
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 0.5 /
 
Mackenzie, George    2480 (44) 2 /
Solomons, S.    2264 (64) 1 /
  Mackenzie, George gave odds of the move
 
Anderssen, Adolf    2638 (39) 2 /
Green, Valentine    2277 (36) 0 /
  Anderssen, Adolf gave odds of pawn and move
 
Mackenzie, George    2480 (44) 2 /
Anderssen, Adolf    2638 (39) 0 /
  Anderssen, Adolf gave odds of pawn and move
 
Mackenzie, George    2480 (44) 3 /
Deacon, Frederic    2389 (49) 1 /
  Deacon, Frederic gave odds of the move
 
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 2 /
Green, Valentine    2277 (36) 0 /
 
Green, Valentine    2277 (36) 2.5 /
Solomons, S.    2264 (64) 1.5 /
  Green, Valentine gave odds of the move
 
Hannah, James    2365 (50) 3 /
Solomons, S.    2264 (64) 2 /
  Hannah, James gave odds of the move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)
Place: London
Start date: 16 June 1862
End date: 2 Oct. 1862
 
Notes:
Gaige, citing Löwenthal's book, omits Deacon-Cremorne from round 1. Di Felice follows Gaige but includes Deacon-Cremorne at +2-0=0. Löwenthal's book gives +2-1=0 for Deacon. Neither Gaige nor Di Felice give scores for rounds 2 and 3, only who beat who. The Era of 31 Aug. 1862 (p.5) gives the result of Mackenzie-Deacon as +2-1=2, but Löwenthal's book gives +2-0=2. The Era of 28 Sep. 1862 (p.14) gives the result of V. Green - Solomons as +2-1=1, but Löwenthal's book gives +2-1=2. The Era of 12 Oct. 1862 (p.14) gives the result of Hannah-Solomons as +2-1=2, but Löwenthal's book gives +2-1=1. I use Löwenthal's book of the Congress for definitive scores, including draws, with the exception of these last two results, which it seems more likely were inverted in the tournament book (a 1 and a 2 had only to be inverted in one place). There are also discrepancies in names of players: Gaige gives only surnames except to distinguish V. Green from S.J. Green; Spinrad is similar but also gives 'R Wilson' and 'Heathcote jr' as well as giving both 'Cremorne' and 'Cremmorne', both 'Anderssen' and 'Andersson', both 'Salter' and 'Seltzer'(!), and 'Lyttleton' instead of 'Lyttelton'. Di Felice gives some other initials and names, which I have used except for Cole, who he gives as 'Cole, Henry Holwell', but that Cole was not born until 1873 according to Chess Personalia, and 'Solomons, Moses', but Löwenthal's book of the Congress gives 'S. Solomons'. The Illustrated London News of June 21, 1862 says pairings were set on June 13 and both the Grand Tournament and Handicap Tournament were to start 'forthwith', though this may have been written a few days before it was published. Gaige says the Grand Tournament started 16 June. The Chess Player's Chronicle (1862, p.196) says that both the grand and the handicap tournament were to start on 16 June, so I take 16 June as the start date for the handicap tournament. The 19 July issue of the Illustrated London News gives 3rd round pairings for the Handicap Tournament, though not all 2nd round matches were finished. The 11 Oct. issue says the Handicap tourney was 'now on the point of concluding' (matches for 3rd prize were still being played despite the fact that 1st and 2nd prize winners were announced in the 30 Aug. issue). Löwenthal's book (p.lxxv) gives the date of the last game as 2 Oct. 1862. Although Deacon was to give Hannah odds of the move, he actually received the first move in their fourth game, so I record the first two as at odds of the move, and the last two as played even (each player getting the first move once).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 36
   Féry d'Esclands, Congrès des Échecs 1867, page lii
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 106
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 4
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 116
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, July 1862, page 196, 203
   [Era], vol. 24, 15 June 1862, page 13
   [Era], vol. 24, 22 June 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 29 June 1862, page 12
   [Era], vol. 24, 6 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 3 Aug. 1862, page 13
   [Era], vol. 24, 24 Aug. 1862, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, 31 Aug. 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 25, 28 Sep. 1862, page 14
   [Era], vol. 25, 12 Oct. 1862, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 40, 21 June 1862, page 644
   [ILN], vol. 41, 19 July 1862, page 91
   [ILN], vol. 41, 2 Aug. 1862, page 119
   [ILN], vol. 41, 30 Aug. 1862, page 251
   [ILN], vol. 41, 11 Oct. 1862, page 395
   [NR], vol. 3, June 1862, page 183
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 25 Mar. 2017