London, England 1874 (2)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Sothers    2171 (71) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Down, Henry    2016 (81) 2.5 /
Connford    1709 (115) 1.5 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2497 (40) 2 /
Pfahl, J.    2185 (72) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Reynolds (1)    1666 (139) 2.5 /
McLeod, B.    1627 (108) 1.5 /
 
Mainland, J. Foster    1791 (145) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    0 /
  Mainland, J. Foster gave odds of pawn and move
 
Lord, John    2320 (57) 2.5 /
Mayow    2057 (79) 0.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pizzi, P.    1639 (102) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Rippin, E.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Cox (1)    2066 (95) 3 /
Nicholson (1)    1783 (122) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cohen (1)    2165 (108) 2 /
Pannell    1531 (153) 0 /
  Cohen (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Woodard    2141 (117) 2 /
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2144 (62) 1.5 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chappell, William    2192 (78) 2 /
Lowson (1)    1707 (113) 1 /
  Chappell, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Potter, William    2572 (48) 2 /
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 1 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne (1)    2191 (91) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1760 (135) 0 /
 
Bussy, Bernard    2241 (74) 2 /
Watts, John    2102 (65) 1 /
 
Coburn, Henry    2328 (68) 2 /
Ingold    1762 (132) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of a knight
 
Lovelock, James    1639 (109) 2 /
Martin, William    1993 (47) 0 /
  Martin, William gave odds of a rook
 
Zappert    2063 (75) 2 /
Cutler (1)    1499 (130) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Leigh    1868 (133) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1787 (94) 0 /
 
Eschwege, Herman    2209 (69) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2221 (42) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1913 (90) 2 /
Heinke (2)    1446 (143) 0 /
 
Beveridge (2)    1889 (100) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2240 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stevens, Samuel    2155 (85) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1534 (110) 0 /
  Stevens, Samuel gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 2 /
Bird, Henry    2503 (38) 1 /
 
Sothers    2171 (71) 2 /
Down, Henry    2016 (81) 1 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2497 (40) 2 /
Reynolds (1)    1666 (139) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2320 (57) 2 /
Mainland, J. Foster    1791 (145) 1 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Cox (1)    2066 (95) 2 /
Pizzi, P.    1639 (102) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of a rook
 
Cohen (1)    2165 (108) 2 /
Woodard    2141 (117) 0 /
  Woodard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 2 /
Chappell, William    2192 (78) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Osborne (1)    2191 (91) 2 /
Potter, William    2572 (48) 0 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Bussy, Bernard    2241 (74) 2 /
Coburn, Henry    2328 (68) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2063 (75) 2 /
Lovelock, James    1639 (109) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Eschwege, Herman    2209 (69) 2 /
Leigh    1868 (133) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1913 (90) 2.5 /
Beveridge (2)    1889 (100) 1.5 /
 
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 2.5 /
Stevens, Samuel    2155 (85) 1.5 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Sothers    2171 (71) 1 /
Wisker, John    2497 (40) 1 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2320 (57) 2.5 /
Cox (1)    2066 (95) 1.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 3 /
Cohen (1)    2165 (108) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne (1)    2191 (91) 3 /
Bussy, Bernard    2241 (74) 2 /
  Bussy, Bernard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2063 (75) 2 /
Eschwege, Herman    2209 (69) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 2 /
Morris (1)    1913 (90) 0 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2171 (71) 1 /
Lord, John    2320 (57) 0 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 2 /
Osborne (1)    2191 (91) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 3 /
Zappert    2063 (75) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 1 /
 
Sothers    2171 (71) 2 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2632 (42) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2171 (71) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2535 (51) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Mayow    2057 (79) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2221 (42) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rabbeth, J.E.    1787 (94) 1.5 /
Martin, William    1993 (47) 0.5 /
  Martin, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Connford    1709 (115) 1.5 /
Nicholson (1)    1783 (122) 1.5 /
  Nicholson (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Manning, Julius    1534 (110) 2.5 /
Heinke (2)    1446 (143) 1.5 /
 
Lambert, Charles    2240 (61) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 2 /
Watts, John    2102 (65) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 3 /
Ingold    1762 (132) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cutler (1)    1499 (130) 2 /
Lowson (1)    1707 (113) 1 /
  Lowson (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2185 (72) 1 /
Bird, Henry    2503 (38) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2144 (62) 2 /
Pannell    1531 (153) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Webb, P.R.    1760 (135) 2 /
McLeod, B.    1627 (108) 0 /
 
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2144 (62) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1787 (94) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 2 /
Connford    1709 (115) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lambert, Charles    2240 (61) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1534 (110) 0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 2.5 /
Mayow    2057 (79) 0.5 /
 
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 2 /
Lowson (1)    1707 (113) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2185 (72) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1760 (135) 0 /
  Pfahl, J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2144 (62) 1.5 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2240 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 1 /
Pfahl, J.    2185 (72) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2270 (63) 2 /
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 1 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2352 (55) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2089 (84) 1 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: City of London Club Handicap
Place: London, England
Start date: Nov. 1873
End date: Mar. 1874
 
Notes:
Notes from Tim Harding have given me almost complete results from the main tournament, from Land and Water, The Field, and the City of London Chess Magazine. I have checked the Field to complete these results, particularly with Section II, in which all the losers of the first round competed, for third and fourth prizes. In the main event, Wisker forfeited to Sothers in Round 3, when the score between them was +1-1. Beveridge won one game by default against Lambert. The score of Sothers-Lord in round 4 does not seem to be reported. I will use a soft result of 1-0, here. It is not clear whether there were draws in the final pool between Sothers and de Vere. The Field of 8 Nov. 1873 and the Illustrated London News of 15 Nov. 1873 give 'Walrond' as the opponent of 'Stevens', but in the 22 Nov. issue of the Field, his opponent is listed as 'Manning' and 'Manning' then appears in subsequent rounds. Tim Harding's notes have 'Walrond', but I will guess that the player who participated was 'A.S. Manning' (though it might have been Julius A. Manning?). Sothers won first prize; Zukertort won second. In the Section II part of the event, for third and fourth prizes, Martin forfeited his second game to Rabbeth, Nicholson forfeited his second game to Connford, Bird forfeited his second game to Pfahl, and Lambert forfeited his second game to G.H. Rippin. Although Cutler is reported to have beaten Lowson in round 2 of Section II, Lowson then appears in the third round, playing Maas. Is there an error here? The result of Ballard-Pfahl in round four, is not given in the Field. I will use a soft score of 1-0. The Field is not clear on the exact results of the final pool, but the City of London Chess Magazine (from Tim Harding) gives Maas-G.H. Rippin 2-0 and indicates that Ballard won a game against Maas, so that Maas-Ballard must have been 2-1 (though there might have been draws). Ballard-G.H. Rippin in the final pool must have been 2-1 for Ballard, since we know Rippin won one game, but Ballard won the match, but again, there might also have been draws.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 125
Periodicals
   [Fld], 8 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 22 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 29 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 6 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 13 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 20 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 3 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 17 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 31 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 7 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 21 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 28 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Mar. 1874
   [Fld], 21 Mar. 1874
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874

Tournament information updated: 5 May 2020