Harrwitz, D. – Allen, G.A. 1853

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Harrwitz, Daniel    2641 (36) 0/1 
Allen, G.A.    1/1 
  Harrwitz, Daniel gave odds of a rook
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Manchester
Start date: 6 May 1853
End date: 6 May 1853
Staunton, in the Illustrated London News (14 May 1853, p.363) and in the Chess Player's Chronicle (Jun. 1853, p.181), and Kling and Horwitz, in the Chess Player (Jun. 1853, v.3, p.319), mention only one game between Harrwitz and Allen at the Manchester meeting, a loss for Harrwitz. However, Medley, in the preface to the book of The Chess Congress of 1862 (p.xx), mentions 'several' but without giving the result. Thus, I consider this a 'soft' result of 1-0 for Allen.
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xx
   [CP], vol. 3, June 1853, page 319
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1853, page 181
   [ILN], vol. 22, no. 621, 14 May 1853, page 363