London, England 1883 (5)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Zukertort, Johannes    2655 (28) 24.5 / 32 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2673 (30) 21.5 / 32 
Blackburne, Joseph    2625 (30) 23.5 / 39 
Chigorin, Mikhail    2563 (34) 18.5 / 32 
Englisch, Berthold    2582 (33) 24 / 44 
Mackenzie, George    2556 (30) 22 / 40 
Mason, James    2614 (30) 21 / 38 
Rosenthal, Samuel    2566 (38) 23 / 44 
Winawer, Szymon    2596 (32) 19.5 / 40 
Bird, Henry    2509 (31) 14.5 / 32 
Noa, József    2457 (37) 12.5 / 33 
Sellman, Alexander    2427 (40) 10.5 / 35 
Mortimer, James    2245 (45) 5 / 30 
Skipworth, Arthur    2253 (44) 4 / 17 
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: London Tournament
Place: London, England
Start date: 26 Apr. 1883
End date: 23 June 1883
 
Notes:
14-player, double-round all-play-all tournament. In each pairing of each round, one or two draws did not count before a decisive game; a third draw, however, would count as a half point. Neither Sergeant, Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper nor La Grande Storia degli Scacchi indicate the uncounted draws in the crosstable; Di Felice gives the uncounted draws as well (though he uses an unexplained symbol ':', it is clear that it must mean 2 uncounted draws, especially since the total number of games, including 11 defaulted games and 1 unplayed game, by this reckoning matches the total of 256 games given by Feenstra Kuiper on p.205). Gaige indicates that the second game between Blackburne and Rosenthal was unplayed, but does not indicate the 11 defaulted games by Skipworth; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi indicates neither, thus giving just the official results. Di Felice also indicates that the second round game between Blackburne and Rosenthal was unplayed and indicates two draws and a win for Blackburne in their first round game. Harding, in his biography of Blackburne, clarifies that the did play a drawn game in the second round, but that it was never replayed because it could not affect the prize results. Harding also gives a single draw and a win in their first round encounter. Thus, their first round score was +1-0=1 for Blackburne, and their second round score was +0-0=1. Harding's biography of Steinitz has a crosstable (p.317) showing the defaulted games, but indicating that Blackburne's second round game against Skipworth was also won by default. This is clearly an error, however, since both games are given in his biography of Blackburne.
 
References
Books
   Adams, Mikhail Chigorin, page 33
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 245
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 88
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 29, 205
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 35
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 190, 216, 249
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 190, 190
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 304, 317
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 143
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 186, 313
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Londra 1883]

Tournament information updated: 6 May 2022