Raphael, B.I. – Beattie, R. 1847

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Raphael, Benjamin    2249 (72) 6/12 
Beattie, R.    2120 (85) 6/12 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Blue Lick
Start date: 6 Aug. 1847
End date: 14 Aug. 1847
Stanley in the American Chess Magazine says only that Beattie 'came out even' with Raphael. Since Beattie lost heavily to Dudley, who in turn lost to Raphael, omitting the Beattie-Raphael contest would severely distort the assessment of relative strengths. I don't have any indication of the number of games played between them, but the other pairings at this 'tournament' were of 13, 26 and 20-30 games, so I conservatively guess at 12 games. I give the dates of the Blue Lick Tournament, 6-14 Aug. 1847 (see American Chess Magazine, 1847, p.182,237).
   [ACMa], vol. 1, no. 10, 1847, page 238
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 7315. 'The most brilliant chessplayer in the West']