New Orleans 1886 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Tennison, Otto    1880 (57) 1 /
Séguin, James    2234 (63) 0 /
  Séguin, James gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Blanchard, James    1997 (58) 1.5 /
Trist, Nicholas    1909 (89) 0.5 /
 
Tennison, Otto    1880 (57) 1 /
Dunn, M.F.    1964 (98) 0 /
  Dunn, M.F. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Blanchard, James    1997 (58) 1.5 /
Maurian, Charles    2279 (68) 0.5 /
  Maurian, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Tennison, Otto    1880 (57) 1 /
Claudel, Louis    1970 (86) 0 /
 
Blanchard, James    1997 (58) 1.5 /
Tennison, Otto    1880 (57) 0.5 /
 
Claudel, Louis    1970 (86) 1 /
Maurian, Charles    2279 (68) 0 /
  Maurian, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Handicap Tournament
Place: New Orleans
Start date: Feb. 1886
End date: 11 Mar. 1886
 
Notes:
Only partial information available. This was a 36-player knock-out handicap tournament, with a single win required in each pairing. After two rounds, 9 players remained, Tennison getting a bye in round 3. After the third round, therefore, there were 5 players left (Blanchard, Tennison, Claudel, Maurian, and Dunn) and Dunn was drawn by lot to play Tennison, the loser to get fifth prize, and the other four to go on to the fourth round. Tennison won, so Dunn got 5th prize. The only games from the first two rounds for which I know the results are Tennison-Seguin and Blanchard-Trist (this was a second round game). In the fourth round, Blanchard beat Maurian and Tennison beat Claudel. The final was won by Blanchard over Tennison, and Claudel and Maurian played off for third and fourth prizes, Claudel winning.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BCC], vol. 4, 15 Feb. 1886, page 67
   [BCC], vol. 4, 15 Apr. 1886, page 99
   [NODP], 14 Mar. 1886, page 16
   [NOTD], 18 Apr. 1886, page 9

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