Mason, Ja. – Martinez, D.M. 1875 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Mason, James    2546 (38) 3/
Martínez, Dión    2516 (44) 0/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: Feb. 1875
End date: Feb. 1875
 
Notes:
This does not seem to have been considered a formal match, though there was a stake on each game. According to van Winsen, years later (in 1885) Mason claimed to have won 3-0. The Maryland Chess Review of Mar. 1875 said Mason won 4-0. The Dubuque Chess Journal of May 1875 said Martínez won +3-1=1 (but this repeats Martínez' score against Mason in their next encounter in Mar. 1875 in Philadelphia). Finally, Martínez years later (in 1885) denied that he had played with Mason in New York.
 
References
Books
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 330