New York 1895 (17)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Finn, Julius    2269 (108) 21.5 / 25 
Gunsberg, L.    2102 (118) 21 / 25 
Napier, William    2330 (61) 19 / 25 
Roething, Otto    2341 (66) 18.5 / 25 
Langleben, Salomon    2212 (97) 18 / 25 
Swaffield, Arthur    2030 (82) 17.5 / 25 
Goodman, D.    2040 (142) 17 / 25 
Goldberg, R.    1870 (204) 16.5 / 25 
Widmer, A.    1864 (172) 16.5 / 25 
Hecht, Solomon    2086 (122) 16 / 25 
Helms, Hermann    2327 (53) 16 / 25 
Souweine, Arthur    2164 (56) 12 / 25 
Lagerquist, O.    1845 (159) 9.5 / 25 
Mischkin, N.    1715 (179) 9 / 25 
Lutz, B.    8.5 / 25 
Schoenbaum, D.    1700 (223) 8 / 25 
Wuestner, E.    1693 (181) 8 / 25 
Borsody, William    5.5 / 25 
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 3: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 4: a rook
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Cafe Boulevard Handicap Tournament
Place: New York
Start date: 25 Sep. 1895
End date: 2 Nov. 1895
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. Hilbert (in his book on Napier) gives the results of the top 5 finishers along with their classes. Reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle give all the final scores but only give the odds class of 20 of the players (apart from E. Moskowitz, who appears in the list of entrants, but seems to have disappeared before playing any games). Of the 20 whose odds classes are given, two others dropped out early, P.J. Hill and A. Goldinger. Hill played 4 games, scoring 2-2, and Goldinger played at least 2 scoring 0.5-1.5, though he may have lost additional games (and in the end he was accorded 1.5 points, but one may have been a default win over Hill?). Hilbert says in his book on Napier that there were 4 classes, but in Writings in Chess History he says there were 5 classes; Urcan says there were 5, and the reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle confirm that there were 5. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle lists 20 competitors at the beginning, but Moskowitz disappears from the lists, and 7 other players joined making 26 at the finish. Since we don't know who played Hill or Goldinger before they dropped out (apart from a win by Hill over Souweine and a loss by Goldinger to Gunsberg), I am leaving them out of the score list, but leaving everyone else's scores as listed, and thus some of them will include games won by default against Hill and/or Goldinger, but I can't disentagle who these are, so I will accept the small error that results. The other 6 players not included here (because we don't know their odds classes, are: Lebensohn (13/25), Ehrenzeller (12.5/25), Greenberg (11/25), Liebermann (10/25), Martin (10/25) and Fairbank (7/25).
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Napier, page 16
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 63
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 12
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 55, 26 Sep. 1895, page 5
   [BDE], vol. 55, 3 Oct. 1895, page 5
   [BDE], vol. 55, 11 Oct. 1895, page 5
   [BDE], vol. 55, 17 Oct. 1895, page 10
   [BDE], vol. 55, 24 Oct. 1895, page 12
   [BDE], vol. 55, 4 Nov. 1895, page 4