London 1860 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Löwenthal, Johann    2595 (47) 7.5 /
Deacon, Frederic    2450 (59) 4.5 /
Maude, George    2339 (53) 0 /
Medley, George    2346 (66) 0 /
Mongrédien, Augustus (1)    2292 (61) 0 /
Forbes, Duncan    0 /
Schröder, A. (1)    2153 (63) 0 /
Coffey, W.    0 /
Detmold, Charles    1741 (177) 0 /
Harris, E.    2136 (117) 1 /
Witherby    0 /
Bourne (1)    0 /
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  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
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: London Club Handicap Tournament
Place: London
Start date: Jan. 1860
End date: 25 May 1860
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. This was a 13-player, single round, all-play-all event. The event was announced in the 28 Jan. 1860 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.91) and all the players listed, by section, with the odds detailed. Only a few games were published in the Illustrated London News and in the Era, but since only 1 game was played between pairs of players (exclusive of draws), I include the results of these pairings. The 13th player, not listed here, was Jones in Class 1, presumably the [Alfred] Jones who played Morphy in his simultaneous exhibition at the London Club in 1859. I am not sure whether the 'Harris' who played here was William Harris, who was for many years secretary of the Richmond Club, but who by 1858 was living in Wollaston, Northamptonshire (see the Era of 18 Apr. 1858), or E. Harris, who played in the Handicap event at the London Congress of 1862, or even some other Harris. I will guess that this was E. Harris. Walker in Bell's Life in London (15 Jan. 1860, p.5) says the tournament has started, and that there were 12 players.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BLL], 15 Jan. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 22, 15 Apr. 1860, page 15
   [Era], vol. 22, 20 May 1860, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 36, 21 Jan. 1860, page 67
   [ILN], vol. 36, 28 Jan. 1860, page 91
   [ILN], vol. 36, 4 Feb. 1860, page 118
   [ILN], vol. 36, 25 Feb. 1860, page 198
   [ILN], vol. 36, 3 Mar. 1860, page 222
   [ILN], vol. 36, 24 Mar. 1860, page 294

Tournament information updated: 29 Aug. 2015