New York 1861 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 2.5 /
Horner, William    2256 (61) 1.5 /
 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 2 /
Loyd, Sam    2276 (66) 1 /
 
Richardson, William    2153 (124) 1 /
McRae (1)    0 /
 
Michaelis, Otho    2066 (106) 1 /
Mark, Leopold    0 /
 
Koppel, Carl    2080 (149) 1 /
Delmar, Eugene    2138 (92) 0 /
 
Marache, Napoleon    2236 (59) 1 /
Perrin, Frederic    2273 (52) 0 /
 
Barnett, James    2323 (68) 1 /
Hey, William    0 /
 
Fiske, Daniel    2254 (103) 1 /
Brenzinger, F. Eugene    2304 (83) 0 /
 
Lord, W.H.    2050 (167) 1 /
Chamier, Edward    2099 (157) 0 /
 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 2 /
Koppel, Carl    2080 (149) 0 /
 
Richardson, William    2153 (124) 1 /
Fiske, Daniel    2254 (103) 0 /
 
Marache, Napoleon    2236 (59) 1 /
Lord, W.H.    2050 (167) 0 /
 
Barnett, James    2323 (68) 1 /
Michaelis, Otho    2066 (106) 0 /
 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 2.5 /
Barnett, James    2323 (68) 1.5 /
 
Marache, Napoleon    2236 (59) 2 /
Richardson, William    2153 (124) 1 /
 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 3.5 /
Marache, Napoleon    2236 (59) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 3rd Free Tournament
Place: New York
Start date: 10 Nov. 1860
End date: 16 Feb. 1861
 
Notes:
Partial results available. 32-player knockout tournament. This was apparently not a handicap event, as the announcement for the 4th Free Tournament in the 16 Mar. 1861 issue of the New York Clipper says 'this time a handicap'. Hilbert assumes it was a handicap event, using this as an explanation of why a little-known player like William Richardson beat Fiske, but Richardson also beat Marache, who was as reknowned as Fiske, and we know that they played even, since some of their games are given in the New York Clipper. In none of the games that appeared were odds given. The New York Clipper of 8 Dec. 1860 gives the second round pairings, and hence the winners of the first round, but not their first round opponents. Exact scores for Leonard's matches (including his first round match against Horner), as well as Marache-Richardson are given or can be deduced from the combined scores of Leonard against each opponent in the the 3rd Free Handicap tournament, the New York Chess Club Grand tournament and offhand games against Thompson and Marache, as listed in the 9 Mar. 1861 issue of the New York Clipper, and reproduced by Hilbert. The other matches, where the exact scores are not given, I record as 1-0 to be conservative.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 41
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 62
Periodicals
   [NYC], 3 Nov. 1860
   [NYC], 8 Dec. 1860
   [NYC], 22 Dec. 1860
   [NYC], 19 Jan. 1861
   [NYC], 26 Jan. 1861
   [NYC], 2 Feb. 1861
   [NYC], 9 Feb. 1861
   [NYC], 16 Feb. 1861
   [NYC], 23 Feb. 1861
   [NYC], 2 Mar. 1861
   [NYC], 9 Mar. 1861
   [NYC], 16 Mar. 1861
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 14 Nov. 2015