Hammond, G. – Vezin, C. 1846

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Hammond, George    2286 (52) 4.5/
Vezin, Charles    2348 (56) 3.5/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1846
End date: 1846
George Allen (in the book of the First American Chess Congress) and Reicchelm both give the result as +4-3 for Hammond, but Stanley, in the American Chess Magazine (1847, p.17) says clearly that there was an additional drawn game. Reicchelm lists this match under the year 1847. Allen only indicates that it took place on a visit of Hammond to Philadelphia in order to set up a correspondence match between the two cities, and that that correspondence match took place in 1847. The first issue of the American Chess Magazine, which gives the result and says of one of the games that it was 'just played', certainly appeared in late 1846, so the Hammond-Vezin match must also have taken place in 1846.
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 357
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 7
   [ACMa], vol. 1, no. 1, Nov. 1846, page 16, 17
   [BLL], 24 Jan. 184, page 8
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]