Harrwitz, D. – Walker, G. (1) 1846

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Harrwitz, Daniel    2509 (40) 5/12 
Walker, George (1)    2520 (51) 7/12 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1846
End date: June 1846
Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and Alberti have +5-3=0 for Harrwitz, as does the Teplitz-Schönau tournament book, according to Spinrad; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has +5-7 for Harrwitz and so does Schach Datenbank according to Spinrad, and the original report in Bell's Life in London (5 Jul. 1846, p.5). I have adopted the latter score. Walker calls this a 'friday rencontre', which doesn't sound like a formal match. The Friday immediately before the issue in which the report appeared was 3 Jul. 1846, but it seems likely that Walker would have to have provided his column for printing a few days ahead of the publication date, so I guess that the rencontre occurred in June 1846.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 6
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 14
   [BLL], 5 July 1846, page 5
   [BLL], 12 July 1846, page 5
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches fino al 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]