von der Lasa, T. – Staunton, H. 1853

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
von der Lasa, Tassilo    2616 (47) 6.5/12 
Staunton, Howard    2644 (42) 5.5/12 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Brussels
Start date: Sep. 1853
End date: Sep. 1853
Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice, Alberti and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give +5-4=4 for von der Lasa; Sunnucks, Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, Coles in World Chess Champions, Diggle, Giffen, Kingston and Russell, Mark Weeks, and Sarah's Chess Journal give +5-4=3. Spinrad suggests that the extra draw is sometimes not counted because 'the game was abandoned because of Staunton's poor health'. Sarah's Chess Journal cites Murray as saying that the score was +5-4=3 with 1 unfinished; Tim Harding says the same. Sarah also cites von der Lasa's comments on Staunton, in which he says a dozen games were played and that one of them was played on 19 Sept. 1853, and Walker reported the series in Bell's Life in London on 25 Sept. 1853, so I guess that the entire series took place that month. The Schachzeitung of Nov. 1853 (p.337) says that the 13th game was abondoned without a decision because Staunton had to return to London at the end of September. Di Felice gives the date as Aug. 1853. Pollock's obituary of Staunton gives the date as 1852.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 17
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 15
   Goldman, Carl Schlechter!, page 69
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 308
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 57
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 178, 326
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 21
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 86
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 277, 464
   [BLL], 25 Sep. 1853, page 8
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 1, Feb. 1875, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 293
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 11, Nov. 1853, page 341
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1853, page 357
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1854, page 6
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1854, page 117
   [ILN], vol. 23, no. 651, 29 Oct. 1853, page 370
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 662, 7 Jan. 1854, page 23
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 663, 14 Jan. 1854, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 664, 21 Jan. 1854, page 61
   [Sis], vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 1854, page 35
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1853, page 337
   [SZ], vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 1854, page 13
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Howard Staunton]
   Diggle, G.H.  [The Baron], page 2
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 2)]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Kingston, Taylor and Russell, Hanon.  [Erlandsson Wins the Sixth Annual ChessCafe Holiday Quiz], page 11
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Potter, William Norwood.  [The Late Howard Staunton]
   Sarah.  [Howard Staunton]
   Sarah.  [von der Lasa on Staunton]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Baron von Heydebrand und der Lasa], page 3
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 22 Aug. 2023