Bristol 1861 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Boden, Samuel    2507 (73) 1 /
Horwitz, Bernhard    2378 (61) 0 /
 
Paulsen, Louis    2673 (40) 2 /
Kolisch, Ignatz    2656 (35) 1 /
 
Wayte, William    2369 (80) 1 /
Hampton, Thomas    2077 (128) 0 /
 
Wilson, William J.    2367 (90) 1 /
Stanley, Charles    2369 (55) 0 /
 
Boden, Samuel    2507 (73) 1 /
Wayte, William    2369 (80) 0 /
 
Paulsen, Louis    2673 (40) 1 /
Wilson, William J.    2367 (90) 0 /
 
Paulsen, Louis    2673 (40) 1 /
Boden, Samuel    2507 (73) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 4th British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament
Place: Bristol
Start date: 10 Sep. 1861
End date: 20 Sep. 1861
 
Notes:
8-player knockout tournament. One win required per round, exclusive of draws. Feenstra Kuiper gives total scores suggesting that Paulsen-Kolisch only had one draw. All other sources show the score of this match to be +1-0=2 for Paulsen. Di Felice mistakenly gives Paulsen's first name as Ludwig. Spinrad gives the result +1-0=2 for Paulsen in offhand games against Kolisch (from Life Maps of the Masters), and the Illustrated London News of 21 Sept. 1861 (p.309) gives this result from 'a short encounter' between Paulsen and Kolisch, but these were almost certainly the 3 games between them from the Bristol tournament. Sergeant, in A Century of British Chess (p.109), says the final between Paulsen and Boden was played in London on 21 Sept. 1861.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 32
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 19
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 3
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xxxiv
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 142
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 109, 317
Periodicals
   [BLL], 22 Sep. 1861, page 1
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1861, page 290
   [Era], vol. 24, 15 Sep. 1861, page 6
   [Era], vol. 24, 22 Sep. 1861, page 15
   [NR], vol. 2, Sep. 1861, page 280
   [SL], vol. 3, Nov. 1861, page 252
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Dr. William John Wilson]
   Sericano, C.  [Bristol 1861]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 29 Aug. 2015