Dundee 1867 (3)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Neumann, Gustav    2676 (38) 1 /
Thoms, T.W.    0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of a knight
 
Scott, Patrick    2012 (77) 1 /
Dumon, L.    0 /
 
Spens, Walter    2023 (69) 1 /
Fraser, George    2319 (53) 0 /
  Fraser, George gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Robertson, James    2117 (67) 1 /
Baxter, Crichton    1918 (126) 0 /
 
Fraser, James    2333 (67) 1 /
Sime, David    1840 (128) 0 /
  Fraser, James gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Fraser, James    2333 (67) 1 /
Spens, Walter    2023 (69) 0 /
  Fraser, James gave odds of pawn and move
 
Neumann, Gustav    2676 (38) 1 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2506 (54) 0 /
 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2671 (39) 1 /
Keating, W.H.    0 /
  Steinitz, Wilhelm gave odds of a knight
 
Scott, Patrick    2012 (77) 1 /
Robertson, James    2117 (67) 0 /
  Robertson, James gave odds of pawn and move
 
Fraser, James    2333 (67) 1 /
Neumann, Gustav    2676 (38) 0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of pawn and move
 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2671 (39) 1.5 /
Scott, Patrick    2012 (77) 0.5 /
  Steinitz, Wilhelm gave odds of a knight
 
Neumann, Gustav    2676 (38) 1 /
Scott, Patrick    2012 (77) 0 /
  Neumann, Gustav gave odds of a knight
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Dundee Handicap Tournament
Place: Dundee
Start date: 13 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' 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'. 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. I thus, exclude those games and assume there were no draws where I do not have any information to the contrary. The only draw I have a specific report on is Steinitz-Scott (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
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149
Periodicals
   [DCA], 14 Sep. 1867, page 2
   [Era], vol. 30, 6 Oct. 1867, page 5
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee handicap 1867]

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2013