London, England 1849




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Williams, Elijah    2450 (52) 2 /
Flower, Edward    0 /
 
Medley, George    2352 (44) 2 /
Bird, Henry    2332 (52) 1 /
 
Medley, John    2190 (116) 2 /
Finch, John    1984 (164) 1 /
 
Löwe, Edward    2371 (51) 2 /
Simons, Arthur    2271 (91) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2534 (55) 2 /
Smith, Charles    2118 (92) 0 /
 
Tuckett, William    2244 (90) 2 /
Wise, J.G.    0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2534 (55) 2 /
Williams, Elijah    2450 (52) 0 /
 
Medley, George    2352 (44) 2.5 /
Löwe, Edward    2371 (51) 1.5 /
 
Medley, John    2190 (116) 2 /
Tuckett, William    2244 (90) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2534 (55) 1 /
Medley, George    2352 (44) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2534 (55) 1 /
Medley, John    2190 (116) 0 /
 
Medley, George    2352 (44) 2 /
Medley, John    2190 (116) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Ries' Divan tournament
Place: London, England
Start date: Jan. 1849
End date: Feb. 1849
 
Notes:
The 3 Feb. 1849 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.75) says that the tournament had started and that the first round games were played 'last week'. So it started in late Jan. 1849. The issue of 17 Feb. 1849 gave the winners, so it must have finished in early to mid-Feb. 1849. The April issue of La Régence says it 'finished the other day', but this must allow for the delay in transmission of the news to France.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 9
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 112
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 86
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 52
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 66
Periodicals
   [BLL], 4 Mar. 1849, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 10, Mar. 1849, page 65
   [CPC], vol. 10, Apr. 1849, page 113
   [CPC], vol. 10, May 1849, page 140
   [ILN], vol. 14, 3 Feb. 1849, page 75
   [ILN], vol. 14, 17 Feb. 1849, page 107
   [Reg], vol. 1, Mar. 1849, page 77, 77
   [Reg], vol. 1, Apr. 1849, page 120
   [WP], vol. 6, 2 June 1873, page 23
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London, Ries' Divan 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 25 Jun. 2019