Hammond, G. – Richardson, H. 1846 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Hammond, George    2276 (52) 4.5/
Richardson, Horace    2193 (67) 4.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Start date: 1846
End date: June 1846
The two players are identified as 'Mr. G. H-' and 'Dr.-' or 'the Doctor'. The former is almost certainly George Hammond, though there was also a much less visible Boston player named George P. Hayward. Unfortunately, there were many doctors in the Boston club so the identity of the second player is not at all clear. At the time of this match, there were Dr. Benjamin D. Greene, Dr. Le Baron Russell, Dr. James W. Stone, Dr. Horace Richardson, and Dr. Z.B. Adams, and there were other doctors who played chess in Boston in earlier years at least, including Dr. Dodd (1839) and Dr. Samuel Morrill (1825-1826). I am tentatively identifying the player of these games as Dr. Horace Richardson, on the grounds that Charles H. Stanley, of New York, the editor of the Spirit of the Times chess column who published these results, shortly afterwards went to Boston where he played both Hammond and 'Dr. R-' (see the Spirit of the Times, 15 Aug. 1846). This identification may be incorrect, of course.
   [SoT], 13 June 1846
   [SoT], 27 June 1846

Match page created: 25 Jun. 2019