San Francisco 1909




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Henry Epsteen    2207 (167) 14.5 / 16 
Farragut, M.    2104 (160) 12.5 / 16 
Legler, G.    2104 (160) 12.5 / 16 
Rosenblat, Lawrence    2080 (159) 12 / 16 
Simon (2)    2033 (158) 11 / 16 
Fink, Adolf    2090 (142) 11 / 16 
Ford (3)    1987 (157) 10 / 16 
Palmer (4)    1941 (157) 9 / 16 
Sternberg, F.    1894 (158) 8 / 16 
Harding, R.J.    1846 (159) 7 / 16 
Bergman, Carl    1846 (159) 7 / 16 
Spaulding    1785 (153) 6 / 16 
Seager    1821 (159) 6.5 / 16 
Suttin    1677 (165) 4 / 16 
Bamberger    1430 (192) 1 / 16 
Rawling    1430 (192) 1 / 16 
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Mechanics Institute Tournament
Place: San Francisco
Start date:
End date: Jan. 1909
 
Notes:
This is stated to be a 17-player tournament, but scores are given for only 16 players. The scores provided add up to 133, rather than 136, as it should be for a single-round 17-player all-play-all. However, there are some other oddities to the list of scores. Legler is listed with +12-4=1 and Sternberg with +8-9=0, which in both cases indicates 17 games instead of 16. Also, Seager is listed after Spaulding, but with a score of +6-9=1, compared to Spaulding's +6-10=0, so Seager should be above, if the scores are correct. I will use the totals as listed, suggesting that there is a 17th player with a score of 3, and ignoring the descrepancies. The consequent errors should be small.
 
References
Web
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room]

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