London 1849




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Williams, Elijah    2458 (52) 2 /
Flower, Edward    0 /
 
Medley, George    2367 (45) 2 /
Bird, Henry    2343 (52) 1 /
 
Medley, John    2200 (116) 2 /
Finch, John    1992 (164) 1 /
 
Löwe, Edward    2380 (51) 2 /
Simons, Arthur    2278 (91) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2542 (55) 2 /
Smith, Charles    2127 (92) 0 /
 
Tuckett, William    2252 (90) 2 /
Wise, J.G.    0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2542 (55) 2 /
Williams, Elijah    2458 (52) 0 /
 
Medley, George    2367 (45) 2.5 /
Löwe, Edward    2380 (51) 1.5 /
 
Medley, John    2200 (116) 2 /
Tuckett, William    2252 (90) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2542 (55) 1 /
Medley, George    2367 (45) 0 /
 
Buckle, Henry    2542 (55) 1 /
Medley, John    2200 (116) 0 /
 
Medley, George    2367 (45) 2 /
Medley, John    2200 (116) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Ries' Divan tournament
Place: London
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
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London, Ries' Divan 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 16 Jul. 2017