New York 1870 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Mackenzie, George    2637 (40) 2 /
Thompson, James (1)    2229 (77) 0 /
  Mackenzie, George gave odds of pawn and move
 
Mackenzie, George    2637 (40) 1 /
Jones, William    2235 (91) 1 /
  Mackenzie, George gave odds of pawn and move
 
Mackenzie, George    2637 (40) 2 /
Lissner, B.    0 /
  Mackenzie, George gave odds of pawn and move
 
Barnett, James    2366 (62) 1 /
Ware, Preston    2372 (55) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: New York Chess Club Tournament
Place: New York
Start date: 1 Dec. 1869
End date: 25 Jan. 1870
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. Although van Winsen gives final scores for Mackenzie (19/22), Barnett (17/22) and Ware (16/21), we don't know how many opponents they had, or even whether they played the same opponents. This was a double-round all-play-all but the number of players is not known, and if larger than 12, then a full quota of games would have been more than 22. The Illustrated London News of 12 Feb. 1870 (p.186) says that Barnett and Ware were tied at 16/21 and so had to play off for second and third prize. The 26 Feb. 1870 issue (p.235) indicates that after the play-off Barnett's scores was 17/22, the final score given by van Winsen. Thus, I am supposing that they had already played their two games, but played another one to break the tie. I am also guessing that Barnett and Ware would have played even. I record here only the result of this play-off game, and the result of pairings for which scores of both games are known (apart from possibly missing draws).
 
References
Books
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 287
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 14
Periodicals
   [BLL], vol. 32, 16 Jan. 1870, page 7
   [Era], vol. 32, 13 Feb. 1870, page 4
   [Era], vol. 32, 27 Feb. 1870, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 56, 12 Feb. 1870, page 186
   [ILN], vol. 56, 26 Feb. 1870, page 235
   [NYC], 15 Jan. 1870

Tournament information updated: 16 May 2018