Dundee 1867 (3)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Neumann, Gustav    2657 (36) 1 /
Thoms, T.W.    0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of a knight
 
Scott, Patrick    2020 (74) 1 /
Dumon, L.    0 /
 
Spens, Walter    2027 (68) 1 /
Fraser, George    2316 (52) 0 /
  Fraser, George gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Robertson, James    2115 (66) 1 /
Baxter, Crichton    1985 (123) 0 /
 
Fraser, James    2323 (66) 1 /
Sime, David    1878 (125) 0 /
  Fraser, James gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Fraser, James    2323 (66) 1 /
Spens, Walter    2027 (68) 0 /
  Fraser, James gave odds of pawn and move
 
Neumann, Gustav    2657 (36) 1 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2504 (54) 0 /
 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2669 (39) 1 /
Keating, W.H.    0 /
  Steinitz, Wilhelm gave odds of a knight
 
Scott, Patrick    2020 (74) 1 /
Robertson, James    2115 (66) 0 /
  Robertson, James gave odds of pawn and move
 
Fraser, James    2323 (66) 1 /
Neumann, Gustav    2657 (36) 0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of pawn and move
 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2669 (39) 1.5 /
Scott, Patrick    2020 (74) 0.5 /
  Steinitz, Wilhelm gave odds of a knight
 
Neumann, Gustav    2657 (36) 1 /
Scott, Patrick    2020 (74) 0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of a knight
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Dundee Handicap Tournament
Place: Dundee
Start date: 14 Sep. 1867
End date: 25 Sep. 1867
 
Notes:
La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has 'Robertson, William' at this event. Di Felice has 'Robertson, James Alexander'. Gaige and the report in the Era have 'Col. Robertson', the Chess Player's Magazine has 'Colonel Robertson' and Feenstra Kuiper has 'Robertson'. Feenstra Kuiper and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi have 'Sine' and 'Thoms'. Gaige and Di Felice have 'Sime' and 'Thomas'. The Era has 'D. Sime' and 'T.W. Thoms'. The Chess Player's Magazine has 'David Sime' and T.W. Thoms'. Gaige and Di Felice say who beat who, and explain the handicaps given, but do not indicate how many games per pairing nor the defaulted games. The report in the Era says there was one game per pairing, exclusive of draws, and does not mention any draws. It also indiates that in the first round de Vere defaulted against Blackburne, MacDonnell defaulted against Steinitz and C.R. Baxter defaulted against Keating. The Chess Player's Magazine also gives the forfeits and specifically mentions a draw between Steinitz and Scott, but no other draws. I thus exclude the forfeited games and assume there were no draws other than Steinitz-Scott. The draw Steinitz-Scott is also given in the Dundee Courier and Argus (23 Sept. 1867, p.3), Steinitz winning the replay (Dundee Courier and Argus, 25 Sept. 1867, p.2). Tim Harding informs me that this draw is also reported in the Dundee Advertiser (of 23 Sept. 1867). The final between Steinitz and Dr. James Fraser was played, but Steinitz claimed a win on time when in a lost position. Fraser protested and they agreed to share first and second prizes, so the final game was officially annulled (see the report in the Era). I will simply not count this game for rating purposes (from a practical point of view, Fraser had a won game; technically, Steinitz won; and officially the game did not occur!). The Dundee Courier and Argus of 14 Sept. 1867 says that the first game was played 'yesterday evening' between G.B. Fraser and W.C. Spens. The 26 Sept. 1867 issue says the congress finished the day before.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 45
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 22, 202
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 5
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 295, 297
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Oct. 1867, page 306
   [DCA], 14 Sep. 1867, page 2
   [Era], vol. 30, 6 Oct. 1867, page 5
   [Str], vol. 1, 15 Oct. 1867, page 241
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee handicap 1867]

Tournament information updated: 30 Sept. 2018