Dublin 1865




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2630 (46) 4.5 /
MacDonnell, George    2489 (52) 3.5 /
Bolt, William    2341 (113) 2 /
Cordner, Edward    1940 (168) 1 /
Cronhelm, Edward    1864 (143) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Dublin Masters Tournament
Place: Dublin
Start date: 26 Sep. 1865
End date: 25 Oct. 1865
 
Notes:
Single-round all-play-all, but draws were not to count and to be replayed. According to the Irish Chess Union website, Steinitz and Macdonnell drew their first game and then Steinitz won the second. Gaige doesn't mention the draw. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi doesn't include the win. Di Felice has both and the totals given by Feenstra Kuiper are consistent. Staunton states that the first game between Steinitz and MacDonnell was a draw in the Illustrated London News of 14 Oct. 1865 (p.371) and that the second was won by Steinitz in the 21 Oct. 1865 issue (p.395). There were two other tournaments at the Dublin Congress, players listed in the 7 Oct. 1865 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.347), and the fact that the 2nd tournament was won by MacDonnell with G.F. Barry second is stated in the 11 Nov. 1865 issue (p.475). Not enough information is given for these other tournaments to rate them.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 41
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 20
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 7
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 139
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, Sep. 1865, page 283
   [CPM], vol. 1, Nov. 1865, page 342
   [CW], vol. 1, Sep. 1865, page 198, 221
   [Era], vol. 28, 1 Oct. 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 28, 15 Oct. 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 28, 22 Oct. 1865, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 47, 7 Oct. 1865, page 347
   [ILN], vol. 47, 14 Oct. 1865, page 371
   [ILN], vol. 47, 21 Oct. 1865, page 395
   [Sph], vol. 1, 15 Sep. 1865, page 172
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Edward Cronhelm]
   Sericano, C.  [Dublin 1865]
   [Dublin Masters, 1865]

Tournament information updated: 30 Oct. 2016