New York 1893 (12)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Helms, Hermann    2319 (47) 32 / 40 
Pollock, William    2415 (37) 31.5 / 40 
Kaufmann, D.    28 / 40 
Hecht, Solomon    2091 (124) 26 / 40 
Bondy, Eugene    1678 (189) 26 / 40 
Loeb, S.E.    2180 (96) 24 / 40 
Ruth, Stephen    2092 (88) 16.5 / 40 
Sobernheim, Eugen    2051 (83) 16 / 40 
Pinkham    1919 (166) 14 / 40 
Lissner, Morris    1919 (166) 14 / 40 
 
  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
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Hecht, Solomon    2091 (124) 1.5 /
Bondy, Eugene    1678 (189) 0.5 /
  Hecht, Solomon gave odds of pawn and two moves
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Cafe Bondy Handicap Tournament
Place: New York
Start date: Aug. 1893
End date: 31 Aug. 1893
 
Notes:
Originally a 24-player handicap double-round all-play-all, but three players withdrew, leaving 21 players. One of these seems to have been Walter Frere, who withdrew after a few games, but he is one of the 21 players listed in the full (?) set of scores in the Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union of 29 Aug. 1893, though there he is listed with a score of 0 out of 0. Another player listed in the Sept-Oct. 1893 issue of the American Chess Monthly (p.285) was 'Redding', who is not in the full final list, so unless Redding is an error for Roething, he also must have withdrawn. Although an almost-complete set of scores is given in the Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union of 29 Aug. 1893, information on the handicap classes of the players is not given consistently. The Evening Post of 1 Sept. 1893 (p.2) gives the classes of the 5 prize-winners, Helms, Pollock, Kaufmann, Hecht, and Bondy, but not Roething, who was the other member of the three-way tie for 4th place. Although this source gives the play-off scores between Roething, Hecht and Bondy, I can only use the Hecht-Bondy match since I don't know Roething's class. The American Chess Monthly of Sept-Oct. 1893 (p.285) mentions that Pollock, Captain Pinkham, Redding and Lissner were in Class I, and that Sobernheim was in Class II, and mentions that Helms (class II) received Pawn and Move odds from Pollock, while Kaufmann (class four) received Knight odds from Pollock. A game Pollock-Ruth is given in the Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union of 2 Sept. 1893, Pollock giving Ruth Pawn and Two Moves. The game Pollock-Lissner, played even, is given on pp.106-107 of Pollock Memories, and the game Pollock-Loeb, at Pawn and Move odds, is given on pp.113-114. This all makes it likely that the sequence of odds were Pawn and Move, Pawn and Two Moves, Knight and (probably) Rook, for class differences of 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
 
References
Books
   Rowland, Pollock Memories, page 106, 113
Periodicals
   [ACMo], vol. 1, Sep. 1893, page 284
   [BDSU], 29 Aug. 1893
   [BDSU], 2 Sep. 1893
   [NYEP], vol. 92, 17 Aug. 1893, page 10
   [NYEP], vol. 92, 23 Aug. 1893, page 8
   [NYEP], vol. 92, 1 Sep. 1893, page 2
   [NYR], 26 Aug. 1893
   [NYR], 2 Sep. 1893

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