Paris 1863

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2623 (49) 1 /
Budzyński, Wincenty    2288 (97) 0 /
Lindehn, Hans    1965 (135) 0 /
Kleczyński, Jan (1)    2317 (135) 1 /
  Lindehn, Hans gave odds of pawn and move
Guibert, A.M.    2331 (131) 1 /
Mortimer, James    2220 (69) 0 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Café de la Régence Grand Tournoi
Place: Paris
Start date: 1863
End date: May 1863
Only partial results available. This was a 64-player handicap knockout tournament with players in 5 classes. Like other similar events at the Café de la Régence, there was probably only a single game between each pair of competitors, especially with such a large number involved. Thus, I take the statements about who beat who to mean +1-0 in each case. Results of only 3 individual pairings are given. Kolisch, Budzynski and Lindehn were in the first class, and therefore played even against each other. Klezinsky, Guibert and Mortimer were in the second class and therefore played even against each other (except that apparently there were 2 divisions within the second class, 'the one giving the other the drawn games for the move' - I have ignored this). First class players gave Pawn and move to second class players. According to the Illustrated London News and La Nouvelle Régence, the Guibert won the final against Mortimer, so Guibert won the event, with Mortimer second. The Era of 3 Jan. 1864 (p.4) is therefore in error in saying that Mortimer won the event, and Guibert took second place.
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 210
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1319, 3 Jan. 1864, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 42, no. 1200, 25 Apr. 1863, page 467
   [ILN], vol. 42, no. 1205, 23 May 1863, page 579
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 1863, page 55
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1863, page 119
   [SLk], vol. 5, no. 53, May 1863, page 137

Tournament information updated: 6 Mar. 2021