Wurm, A.F. – Orchard, I.E. 1887

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wurm, Adolphus    2332 (71) 6/
Orchard, I. Edward    2253 (57) 2/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Atlanta
Start date: 1887
End date: Oct. 1887
The Montreal Gazette of 5 Oct. 1887 (p.2) gives a score of +5-1=2 for Wurm. There is a possibility of confusion with the match mentioned in the New Orleans Daily Picayune of 17 Feb. 1891 (and the Newark Sunday Call of 22 Feb. 1891) in which Wurm is reported to have beaten Orchard 5-3, two years earlier. The report in the Daily Picayune says it was the only match Orchard ever lost, but the Newark Sunday Call disputes that claim, saying that Wurm had won three previous matches. I am guessing that these were distinct matches, and that Wurm won in 1887 and again in 1889.
   [MoG], vol. 116, no. 238, 5 Oct. 1887, page 2

Match information updated: 5 May 2020