Cambridge 1860




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Horne, Benjamin    2096 (117) 2 /
Puller, Arthur    1971 (77) 1 /
 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2650 (33) 2 /
Geake, Edwin    0 /
 
Stanley, Charles    2378 (49) 2 /
Rainger, Frederick    1993 (128) 0 /
 
Zytogórski, Adolf    2403 (70) 2 /
Bateman, J.F.    0 /
 
Stanley, Charles    2378 (49) 2 /
Horne, Benjamin    2096 (117) 1 /
 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2650 (33) 1 /
Zytogórski, Adolf    2403 (70) 0 /
 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2650 (33) 3 /
Stanley, Charles    2378 (49) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 3rd British Chess Association Tournament
Place: Cambridge
Start date: 28 Aug. 1860
End date: Sep. 1860
 
Notes:
8-player knockout tournament. Gaige and Di Felice both give all 1st round scores as 2-0 based on the vague statement in the Chess Player's Chronicle that Kolisch, Stanley, Horne and Zytogorski '...won the first two games, and remained, therefore, winners in the first round, which only lasted altogether between three and four hours.' Feenstra Kuiper and Reichhelm only list total scores for each player but are consistent with all 1st round scores being 2-0. However, Spinrad and the 'La Grande Storia degli Scacchi' web site give 2-1 for the Horne-Puller match, and ChessBase has 3 games including a win by Puller, so I assume this to be correct. Feenstra Kuiper's and Reichhelm's totals are incorrect in giving Kolisch only 4 points, as if he won only 2 from Stanley as well as the 2 from Geake, and Löwenthal gives explicitly 2-0 for Kolisch, but the Chess Player's Chronicle makes it clear (p.291-292) that Kolisch won 3 against Stanley, all 3 games being given in fact (p.293-297). Neither Löwenthal, Feenstra Kuiper, Gaige, Di Felice nor the Chess Player's Chronicle give the result 1-0 for Kolisch against Zytogorski in round 2, but the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian indicates that one game was played but resigned by Zytogorski, despite not being in a losing position. Gaige and Di Felice have an end date of 1 Sept. 1860, but the final was only announced in the 8 Sept. 1860 issue of the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian and the result reported in the 15 Sept. 1860 issue. On p.311 of the Chess Player's Chronicle, a win by Kolisch against Geake is given, Kolisch gaving odds of a knight, and it says that this was played at the Cambridge Meeting, but the two games given in Chessbase were played even, so the odds game must have been played outside the main tournament.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 30
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 19
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 3
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xxxii
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 142
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 108, 317
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 7
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, Sep. 1860, page 286
   [CPC], vol. 2, Oct. 1860, page 289
   [Era], vol. 22, 9 Sep. 1860, page 12
   [MWEG], 1 Sep. 1860
   [MWEG], 8 Sep. 1860
   [NR], vol. 1, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 29 Sep. 1860
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Cambridge 1860]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 14 Nov. 2015