Sheffield 1866 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Latham, Thomas    2294 (105) 19 / 23 
Bennett, J.    1945 (94) 19 / 23 
Pearson, Henry    1494 (199) 8 / 23 
Allott, William    6 / 23 
Berly    11 / 23 
Cubley    0 / 23 
 
  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: two pieces
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Latham, Thomas    2294 (105) 1 /
Bennett, J.    1945 (94) 0 /
  Latham, Thomas gave odds of pawn and move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Sheffield Athenaeum Club Handicap
Place: Sheffield
Start date: Apr. 1866
End date: June 1866
 
Notes:
The report in the Chess Player's Magazine of July 1866 (p.218) gives scores for all 24 players, but most players did not play all their games, and there is no way to determine who played who, apart from the 6 players who completed all their games. Only those 6 are listed here, but because they were in different odds classes, only those in the same class can be compared to each other directly (as only those played the same opponents with the same odds). Latham and Bennett played off the tie. The report says that the tournament took place 'during the past three months', which I take to mean April to June 1866.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 2, July 1866, page 218
   [CW], vol. 2, July 1866, page 155

Tournament page created: 5 Jan. 2017