Williams, E. (1) – Horwitz, B. 1852




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Williams, Elijah    2500 (41) 9.5/17 
Horwitz, Bernhard    2446 (45) 7.5/17 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Feb. 1852
End date: Apr. 1852
 
Notes:
The match is announced as about to begin in the 28 Feb. 1852 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.179), but the first game already appears in 7 Feb. 1852 issue of The Chess Player (p.42), and it is reported as underway in the 22 Feb. 1852 issue of Bell's Life in London. Another game appears in the Chess Player's Chronicle for Mar. 1852 (p.79). I therefore suppose that it began in Feb. 1852. Bell's Life in London (2 May 1852, p.8) and the Chess Player (8 May 1852, p.150) give the final result (+5-3=9 for Williams). The 14 Mar. 1852 issue of Bell's Life in London gives the result after 10 games as +2-2=6 and the Chess Player of 29 May 1852 (p.171) gives the date of the 14th game (out of 17) as 30 Mar. 1852. Thus, the match probably finished in April, but possibly 1 May.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 16
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 15
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 343
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 378
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 85
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 313
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 125
   [BLL], 22 Feb. 1852, page 8
   [BLL], 14 Mar. 1852, page 8
   [BLL], 2 May 1852, page 8
   [CP], vol. 2, 7 Feb. 1852, page 42
   [CP], vol. 2, 8 May 1852, page 150
   [CP], vol. 2, 29 May 1852, page 171
   [CPC], vol. 13, Mar. 1852, page 79
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1856, page 127
   [ILN], vol. 20, 28 Feb. 1852, page 179
Web
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part Two], page 1

Match information updated: 28 Apr. 2014