de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. – Donaldson, Jo. 1837

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
de la Bourdonnais, Louis    2665 (74) 1/
Donaldson, John    2158 (132) 0/
  de la Bourdonnais, Louis gave odds of a rook
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 1837
End date: 1837
According to Donaldson's reminiscences, only one game was played between him and de la Bourdonnais. The result is mentioned in the 16 Nov. 1878 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.475), where Donaldson says only that it was 'more than forty years ago', but in the 11 Oct. 1879 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.347), he says he was playing at the Café de la Régence in 1837, 'before I played with La Bourdonnais.' So I take the date of his game with de la Bourdonnais to be 1837.
   [ILN], vol. 73, no. 2055, 16 Nov. 1878, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 75, no. 2104, 11 Oct. 1879, page 347