Jackson, Michigan 1869




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Michaelis, Otho    2302 (77) 2 /
Desenberg, Meyer    0 /
 
Smith, Harsen    2277 (70) 2 /
Lilienfeld, William P.    0 /
 
Swan, John    2111 (108) 2 /
Harding, Henry    2025 (101) 1 /
 
de Normandie, William    2093 (131) 3 /
Penny, Charles    1982 (157) 2 /
 
Michaelis, Otho    2302 (77) 2 /
Nichols, Edwin    0 /
 
Smith, Harsen    2277 (70) 2.5 /
de Normandie, William    2093 (131) 1.5 /
 
Michaelis, Otho    2302 (77) 2.5 /
Swan, John    2111 (108) 0.5 /
 
Michaelis, Otho    2302 (77) 1 /
Smith, Harsen    2277 (70) 1 /
 
Smith, Harsen    2277 (70) 1 /
Swan, John    2111 (108) 1 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Michigan State Tournament - First Class
Place: Jackson, Michigan
Start date: 19 Jan. 1869
End date: 23 Jan. 1869
 
Notes:
Nick Pope has reconstructed the results of this tournament from Jackson, Michigan newspapers and posted it at chessgames.com. Incomplete information is found in various New York newspapers. Nichols and Henry Harrison Swan both had a bye in the first elimination round (perhaps their opponents did not appear to play?). They joined the four winners of the first round to compete in the second elimination round, but H.H. Swan forfeited to J.P. Swan without playing (so H.H. Swan did not play any games in this event and does not appear here for rating purposes). That left Michaelis, Smith and J.P. Swan to play two games against each other (like a double-round all-play-all, but listed here as three separate matches), in which Michaelis scored the most points and won the event. The results reported in the New York Clipper of 6 Feb. 1869 are garbled.
 
References
Periodicals
   [NYC], 6 Feb. 1869
   [NYC], 6 Mar. 1869
   [NYC], 27 Mar. 1869
   [NYC], 3 Apr. 1869
   [PDEB], 12 Feb. 1869
   [RT], vol. 9, 13 Feb. 1869, page 109
   [SoT], 6 Feb. 1869
Web
   Brennen, Neil.  [Supporting Chess: The Michigan State Chess Association of 1869-1870]
   [1st Michigan State Chess Association Tournament]

Tournament information updated: 22 Jul. 2020