London, England 1874 (4)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Sothers    2170 (68) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Down, Henry    2035 (75) 2.5 /
Connford    1688 (115) 1.5 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2491 (39) 2 /
Pfahl, J.    2268 (67) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Reynolds (1)    1795 (118) 2.5 /
McLeod, B.    1790 (76) 1.5 /
 
Mainland, J. Foster    1977 (97) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    1664 (105) 0 /
  Mainland, J. Foster gave odds of pawn and move
 
Lord, John    2320 (55) 2.5 /
Mayow    2057 (78) 0.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pizzi, P.    1583 (107) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Rippin, E.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Cox (1)    1981 (89) 3 /
Nicholson (1)    1730 (120) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cohen (1)    2238 (80) 2 /
Pannell, J.    1597 (137) 0 /
  Cohen (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Woodard    2183 (88) 2 /
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2177 (54) 1.5 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chappell, William    2208 (66) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1850 (83) 1 /
  Chappell, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Potter, William    2581 (48) 2 /
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 1 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne, W.N.    2157 (83) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1850 (120) 0 /
 
Bussy, Bernard    2210 (65) 2 /
Watts, John    2066 (60) 1 /
 
Coburn, Henry    2304 (60) 2 /
Ingold    1769 (132) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of a knight
 
Lovelock, James    1661 (107) 2 /
Martin, William    2016 (46) 0 /
  Martin, William gave odds of a rook
 
Zappert    2062 (73) 2 /
Cutler (1)    1632 (96) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Leigh, R.J.    1809 (105) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1906 (67) 0 /
 
Eschwege, Herman    2188 (68) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2225 (40) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1885 (75) 2 /
Heinke (2)    1556 (110) 0 /
 
Beveridge (2)    1850 (94) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2245 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stevens, Samuel    2149 (69) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1633 (87) 0 /
  Stevens, Samuel gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 2 /
Bird, Henry    2487 (37) 1 /
 
Sothers    2170 (68) 2 /
Down, Henry    2035 (75) 1 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2491 (39) 2 /
Reynolds (1)    1795 (118) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2320 (55) 2 /
Mainland, J. Foster    1977 (97) 1 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Cox (1)    1981 (89) 2 /
Pizzi, P.    1583 (107) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of a rook
 
Cohen (1)    2238 (80) 2 /
Woodard    2183 (88) 0 /
  Woodard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 2 /
Chappell, William    2208 (66) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Osborne, W.N.    2157 (83) 2 /
Potter, William    2581 (48) 0 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Bussy, Bernard    2210 (65) 2 /
Coburn, Henry    2304 (60) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2062 (73) 2 /
Lovelock, James    1661 (107) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Eschwege, Herman    2188 (68) 2 /
Leigh, R.J.    1809 (105) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1885 (75) 2.5 /
Beveridge (2)    1850 (94) 1.5 /
 
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 2.5 /
Stevens, Samuel    2149 (69) 1.5 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Sothers    2170 (68) 1 /
Wisker, John    2491 (39) 1 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2320 (55) 2.5 /
Cox (1)    1981 (89) 1.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 3 /
Cohen (1)    2238 (80) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne, W.N.    2157 (83) 3 /
Bussy, Bernard    2210 (65) 2 /
  Bussy, Bernard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2062 (73) 2 /
Eschwege, Herman    2188 (68) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 2 /
Morris (1)    1885 (75) 0 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2170 (68) 1 /
Lord, John    2320 (55) 0 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 2 /
Osborne, W.N.    2157 (83) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 3 /
Zappert    2062 (73) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 1 /
 
Sothers    2170 (68) 2 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2638 (41) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2170 (68) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2528 (51) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Mayow    2057 (78) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2225 (40) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rabbeth, J.E.    1906 (67) 1.5 /
Martin, William    2016 (46) 0.5 /
  Martin, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Connford    1688 (115) 1.5 /
Nicholson (1)    1730 (120) 1.5 /
  Nicholson (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Manning, Julius    1633 (87) 2.5 /
Heinke (2)    1556 (110) 1.5 /
 
Lambert, Charles    2245 (61) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 2 /
Watts, John    2066 (60) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 3 /
Ingold    1769 (132) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cutler (1)    1632 (96) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1850 (83) 1 /
  Lowson, H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2268 (67) 1 /
Bird, Henry    2487 (37) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2177 (54) 2 /
Pannell, J.    1597 (137) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Webb, P.R.    1850 (120) 2 /
McLeod, B.    1790 (76) 0 /
 
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    1664 (105) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2177 (54) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1906 (67) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 2 /
Connford    1688 (115) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lambert, Charles    2245 (61) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1633 (87) 0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 2.5 /
Mayow    2057 (78) 0.5 /
 
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1850 (83) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2268 (67) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1850 (120) 0 /
  Pfahl, J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2177 (54) 1.5 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2245 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 1 /
Pfahl, J.    2268 (67) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2319 (59) 2 /
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 1 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2342 (51) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2076 (76) 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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 2, Mar. 1874, page 28
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 3, Apr. 1874, page 53
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 4, May 1874, page 81
   [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: 22 Jul. 2022