Harrwitz, D. – Szen, J. 1853

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Harrwitz, Daniel    2641 (36) 3.5/
Szén, József    2514 (56) 1.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: May 1853
End date: May 1853
Feenstra Kuiper, Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, Di Felice and Sarah's Harrwitz and Szén pages give +3-1=1 for Harrwitz. Spinrad also gives +3-1=2 from the Quarterly for Chess History. Harrwitz himself gives 5 games with result +3-1=1 in the British Chess Review but says only that these 5 games were played during Szen's recent visit to London, suggesting but not stating explicitly that no other games were played. Golombek gives date as 1852 on p.136, but 1853 on p.317. Other sources give 1853. The date of Harrwitz' report in the British Chess Review suggests that the games took place in May 1853. The location is given incorrectly as Berlin by Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and Alberti, but correctly as London by Golombek.
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 108
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 17
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 15
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 136, 317
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 339
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 27
   [BCR], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1853, page 162
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sarah.  [Daniel Harrwitz]
   Sarah.  [Joszef Szen]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 6 May 2022