Orchard, I.E. – Wurm, A.F. 1877 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Orchard, I. Edward    2191 (62) 11.5/20 
Wurm, Adolphus    2188 (67) 8.5/20 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Atlanta
Start date: Apr. 1877
End date: Apr. 1877
The Atlanta Sunny South of 19 May 1877 says that this was a match for 'eleven games up' (presumably the match was won by the first player to win 11 games), and says that Orchard won 11-8, with no mention of draws. However, in the 20 Apr. 1878 issue, it says that the match was 'to consist of 7 won games'. (This chess column was edited by Wurm, at least in Apr. 1878.) In the 4 May 1878 issue, Wurm gives a drawn game from the match, so I am guessing that there were some number of draws not included in the 11-8 total. I record the result as +11-8=1.
   [AtSS], 19 May 1877
   [AtSS], 16 Feb. 1878
   [AtSS], 20 Apr. 1878
   [AtSS], 4 May 1878
   [AtSS], 19 Oct. 1878

Match information updated: 5 May 2020