Weyle – Saint-Elme-le-Duc 1824 (3)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Weyle    2351 (157) 1/1 
Saint-Elme-le-Duc    2109 (140) 0/1 
  Weyle gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 1824
End date: 1824
This is a soft result. Saint-Elme-le-Duc recounts how he lost his first 12 games to Weyle at Rook odds when he first started learning from him, but that after a few months Weyle could only give him Pawn and Two Move odds alternating with Knight odds. This makes it clear that their difference in strength was approximately half way between that of the two handicaps. Here, in order to counterbalance the otherwise misleading initial score at Rook odds, I respresent the later state by giving two soft match results, 1-0 for Weyle at Pawn and Two move odds and 0-1 at Knight odds, to make an even score between the two.
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 1, 15 Jan. 1845, page 30