New York 1874 (1)

Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Delmar, Eugene    2420 (40) 17 / 22 
Dill, S.R.    2246 (51) 16 / 25 
Merian, Albert    2195 (72) 12 / 25 
Barnett, James    2304 (48) 12 / 19 
Perrin, Frederic    2225 (44) 16 / 27 
Gilberg, Charles    2026 (97) 0 /
  Odds for class difference of 1: even
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 3: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 4: a rook
  Odds for class difference of 5: rook and move
  Odds for class difference of 6: rook and knight

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Brooklyn Club Handicap Tournament
Place: New York
Start date: Oct. 1873
End date: 4 Feb. 1874
This was a 16-player double round all-play-all, but many games were not played. The Brooklyn Review of 15 Feb. 1874 gives a full crosstable, given with a couple of corrections by van Winsen, but the odds given in many cases are not known, or not clear. Players were allowed to decide between themselves what odds would be used between them, so there was not a standardized set of odds classes. Delmar gave a Knight to J.B. Muñoz, and Barnett gave Pawn and Two Moves to J.B. Muñoz, but Delmar and Barnett played even. We know that Dill and Merian also played even with Barnett and so were also in the first class. We know that Perrin gave a Rook to Abrahams and Gilberg gave Rook and Move to Elwell, so it seems very likely that Perrin and Gilberg were also in the first class (also on the basis of other events). I have guessed, on the basis of the above reasoning, that the 6 players listed here were all considered first class players and played even with each other, but I have not included any of the other players, because the odds received from or given to their various opponents are not clear. The other 10 players were W.W. Thayer, J.P. Phillips, L. Abrahams, J.B. Muñoz, M. Muñoz, W.B. Davis, J.D. Elwell, J.S. Turner, P. Worth, and N. Seaver.
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. VII, page 11, 14
   [Alb], 1 Nov. 1873
   [Alb], 27 Dec. 1873
   [BrR], 8 Feb. 1874
   [BrR], 15 Feb. 1874
   [HWT], 15 Nov. 1873
   [MCR], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1874, page 35
   [MCR], vol. 1, no. 3, Mar. 1874, page 75

Tournament information updated: 30 Jul. 2023