Dundee 1867 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Neumann, Gustav    2657 (36) 7.5 /
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2669 (39) 7 /
MacDonnell, George    2521 (50) 6.5 /
de Vere, Cecil    2579 (40) 6.5 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2504 (54) 5 /
Robertson, James    2115 (66) 3 /
Fraser, James    2323 (66) 2.5 /
Fraser, George    2316 (52) 2.5 /
Hamel, Sigismund    2072 (90) 2 /
Spens, Walter    2027 (68) 0.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Dundee Tournament
Place: Dundee
Start date: 4 Sep. 1867
End date: 14 Sep. 1867
 
Notes:
La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has William Robertson at this event. Di Felice has James Alexander Robertson. Staunton has Col. Robertson in the Illustrated London News (Nov. 9, 1867), as does Sergeant. No mention of a play-off match for 3rd prize is made by Sergeant, Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper, Reichhelm, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi or any of the primary sources, but Di Felice has a 1-1 score for a play-off between MacDonnell and de Vere. Some of the primary sources indicate that 3rd and 4th prizes were split between the two, but that would be consistent with a tied play-off or no play-off. La Stratégie (p.241) says that they split the prizes by common accord, which does not sound like a play-off was played. Renette and Zavatarelli explicitly say they split the prizes without a play-off. Without clearer evidence for a play-off, I will not include this result. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has 3-12 Sep.; Di Felice has 3-14 Sep. Renette and Zavatarelli say the first round started 4 Sep.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 45
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 21
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 7
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 142
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 287, 294
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 148, 317
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Oct. 1867, page 306
   [CW], vol. 3, Nov. 1867, page 308
   [Era], vol. 30, 15 Sep. 1867, page 7
   [Era], vol. 30, 29 Sep. 1867, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 51, 5 Oct. 1867, page 369
   [ILN], vol. 51, 9 Nov. 1867, page 523
   [Str], vol. 1, 15 Oct. 1867, page 241
   [TFF], 12 Oct. 1867
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee 1867]

Tournament information updated: 30 Sept. 2018