Brien, R.B. – Janssens, F.G. 1855




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Brien, Robert    2455 (38) 14/23 
Janssens, Franciscus    2382 (45) 9/23 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: Nov. 1854
End date: Jan. 1855
 
Notes:
The Era of 5 Nov. 1854 announces that the match had started. Partial results are then given as the match progressed, +4-1 for Brien in the 12 Nov. issue, +8-2=3 for Brien in the 3 Dec. issue, +9-3=4 in the 17 Dec. issue, +9-4=5 in the 24 Dec. issue, +9-5=6 in the 31 Dec. issue, +9-6=6 in the 7 Jan. 1855 issue and the final score of +11-6=6 in the 14 Jan. 1855 issue; Di Felice gives +9-3=5 for Brien; Spinrad gives +11-6=6 from Century of British Chess and 14-9 from Schach Datenbank. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives 14-9 for Brien. The Chess Player's Chronicle (Feb. 1855, p.56) gives +11-6=6. Di Felice and Spinrad give 1854; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives 1845-1855. The report in the Illustrated London News (20 Jan. 1855, p.59) and in more detail in the Era show that the match commenced around the beginning of Nov. 1854 and finished in Jan. 1855, at least by the 14th of that month.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 18
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1854, page 373
   [CPC], vol. 3, Jan. 1855, page 29
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1855, page 56
   [CPC], vol. 4, Aug. 1856, page 235
   [Era], vol. 17, 5 Nov. 1854, page 6
   [Era], vol. 17, 12 Nov. 1854, page 13
   [Era], vol. 17, 3 Dec. 1854, page 5
   [Era], vol. 17, 17 Dec. 1854, page 5
   [Era], vol. 17, 24 Dec. 1854, page 5
   [Era], vol. 17, 31 Dec. 1854, page 4
   [Era], vol. 17, 7 Jan. 1855, page 18
   [Era], vol. 17, 14 Jan. 1855, page 13
   [ILN], vol. 25, 16 Dec. 1854, page 623
   [ILN], vol. 26, 20 Jan. 1855, page 59
Web
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 28 Apr. 2014