Paris 1860

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2650 (33) 1 /
Buccheister    0 /
  Kolisch, Ignatz gave odds of a knight
Kolisch, Ignatz    2650 (33) 1 /
Allix (1)    0 /
  Kolisch, Ignatz gave odds of pawn and two moves

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Café de la Régence Tournament - final
Place: Paris
Start date: 1860
End date: May 1860
Only results of final available. This was a 46-player event with players in 5 classes. The Apr. 1860 issue of La (Nouvelle) Régence (p.122) gives the names of the 9 first class players, Lequesne, Kolisch, Disdier, de Rivière, Martin Saint-Léon, Durantel, and Guibert, who won in the first round (though Guibert had a bye), and Budzinski and Chapelle, who lost in the first round. The 14 Apr. 1860 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.366) gives the names of 7 players who were winning at that point, presumably in the highest class. The 19 May 1860 issue (p.486) says 'Four separate tourneys have been fought, at the end of which three combatants only remained...', Kolisch of class 1, Allix of class 3 and Buccheister of class 4. The final consisted of a handicapped play-off between these three. Only two games were played to decide the winner. The 'Allix' here was not 'F.W. Allix', who wrote in the following week to clarify that he was not at the Paris tournament.
   [Era], vol. 22, 6 May 1860, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 36, 14 Apr. 1860, page 366
   [ILN], vol. 36, 19 May 1860, page 486
   [NR], vol. 1, Apr. 1860, page 122
   [NR], vol. 1, May 1860, page 158

Tournament information updated: 26 Mar. 2015