London, England 1884 (11)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Mason, James    2606 (38) 2 /
Guest, Antony    2410 (53) 1 /
  Mason, James gave odds of pawn and move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Simpson's Divan Handicap Play-off
Place: London, England
Start date: July 1884
End date: Aug. 1884
 
Notes:
The first game (won by Guest) of the play-off between the two sections of this tournament was played in July; the other two games were played after Guest's return from the Counties Chess Association meeting in Bath, which finished on 1 Aug. 1884. Harding also says that Blackburne let Gunsberg and Donisthorpe play off for the third prize, 'which ended in a tie'. I am guessing that this means a single draw, Gunsberg giving Pawn and Move odds.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 212
Periodicals
   [CML], vol. 5, Aug. 1884, page 357
   [CML], vol. 6, Sep. 1884, page 3
Web
   van Winsen, Joost.  [A Forgotten Tournament at Simpson's]

Tournament information updated: 5 May 2020