Philadelphia 1860




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 2 /
Hood (1)    1938 (119) 0 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of a knight
 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 1 /
Hood (1)    1938 (119) 2 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of a rook
 
Thomas, William    2450 (61) 1.5 /
Reichhelm, Gustavus    2390 (61) 3.5 /
  Thomas, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lewis, Samuel    2343 (74) 3 /
Ash, M.    0 /
  Lewis, Samuel gave odds of a knight
 
Dwight, William    2345 (89) 3 /
Helmuth    2058 (148) 1 /
 
Stern, Simon    2285 (82) 3 /
Walker, S.W.    0 /
 
Walden, E.    1924 (137) 3 /
Downing, R.W.    1832 (161) 2 /
 
Wells, Francis    2131 (90) 3 /
Derrickson, George    2003 (132) 2 /
 
Marston, Ward    1880 (148) 3 /
Miles, J.    1702 (178) 1 /
 
Wilson (1)    3 /
Cross, E.    1 /
 
Whiteman, James    2268 (91) 3 /
Houston, Hugh    0 /
 
Duffee, H.B.    2058 (125) 3 /
Wurts    0 /
 
Young (1)    3.5 /
Lesley, E.A.    2.5 /
 
Walker, W. Lehman    2250 (82) 4.5 /
Natt, J.S.    2097 (118) 2.5 /
 
Overman, William    2281 (76) 3 /
Borden, Theo.    2133 (124) 2 /
 
Macadam, W.R.    2185 (96) 3 /
Alvord, J.B.    0 /
 
Patterson, J.    1994 (148) 3 /
Milliken    1899 (169) 2 /
 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 3 /
Wilson (1)    0 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of a knight
 
Lewis, Samuel    2343 (74) 3 /
Duffee, H.B.    2058 (125) 2 /
  Lewis, Samuel gave odds of pawn and move
 
Reichhelm, Gustavus    2390 (61) 2 /
Macadam, W.R.    2185 (96) 3 /
  Reichhelm, Gustavus gave odds of pawn and move
 
Whiteman, James    2268 (91) 3 /
Patterson, J.    1994 (148) 1 /
 
Walker, W. Lehman    2250 (82) 1 /
Walden, E.    1924 (137) 0 /
  Walker, W. Lehman gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Wells, Francis    2131 (90) 3 /
Marston, Ward    1880 (148) 1 /
 
Stern, Simon    2285 (82) 0 /
Dwight, William    2345 (89) 1 /
 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 3 /
Wells, Francis    2131 (90) 1 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Overman, William    2281 (76) 3 /
Macadam, W.R.    2185 (96) 1 /
 
Stern, Simon    2285 (82) 3 /
Lewis, Samuel    2343 (74) 1 /
  Lewis, Samuel gave odds of pawn and move
 
Walker, W. Lehman    2250 (82) 3 /
Whiteman, James    2268 (91) 1 /
 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 3 /
Walker, W. Lehman    2250 (82) 1 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of pawn and move
 
Overman, William    2281 (76) 3 /
Stern, Simon    2285 (82) 1 /
 
Montgomery, Hardman    2502 (47) 5 /
Overman, William    2281 (76) 3 /
  Montgomery, Hardman gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stern, Simon    2285 (82) 5.5 /
Walker, W. Lehman    2250 (82) 2.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: Mar. 1860
End date: 1860
 
Notes:
Scores in several 3rd and 4th round matches are not given by Reichhelm, though in each case the winner must have won 3 games. In each of these cases, rather than omit the result, I have assumed the score to be 3-1, as a compromise between the extremes. The error I make here can only be 1 game and possibly a draw or two. This applies to the matches: Montgomery-Wells, Overman-Macadam, Stern-Lewis and Overman-Stern. The New York Clipper of 17 Mar. 1860 says the first round is underway. I will guess that it started on Mar. 1860 therefore. Reichhelm says that the game Walker-Walden in round 2 was defaulted, but the New York Clipper of 12 May 1860 says that Walker won of Walden, giving odds of Pawn and Two Moves. I include it as a 1-0 result, since I don't know the actual score. Reichhelm also says that Overman-Young was defaulted in round 2, so I don't include that match, and says 'Simon Stern vs. Dwight 1 resigned', which I take to mean that Dwight won one game and then resigned the match to Stern in round 2.
 
References
Books
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 31
Periodicals
   [NYC], 17 Mar. 1860
   [NYC], 12 May 1860
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 14 Nov. 2015