Boncourt, H.H. – Szen, J. 1836

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Boncourt, Hyacinthe    2517 (74) 6/12 
Szén, József    2492 (69) 6/12 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 1836
End date: 1836
The number of games is not specified in Le Palamède, but it is stated there that they won an equal number of games. In Bell's Life in London (25 Dec. 1836) it is stated that it was a match of 12 games, the result being +6-6. Di Felice gives the result as +2-1 for Boncourt, but that accounts only for the 3 games actually published (in Le Palamède). Barcza says that Szen was slightly ahead.
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 74
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 3
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 43
   [BLL], 25 Dec. 1836, page 3
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 10, 15 Dec. 1836, page 363

Match information updated: 6 May 2022