Brien, R.B. – Falkbeer, E.K. 1855 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Brien, Robert    2455 (38) 8.5/15 
Falkbeer, Ernst    2456 (43) 6.5/15 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 17 Aug. 1855
End date: Sep. 1855
 
Notes:
All 15 games are given in the Chess Player's Chronicle (Sept., Oct. and Nov. 1855 issues). The 19 Aug. 1855 issue of the Era says the match started 'Friday last', i.e., 17 Aug., but the 26 Aug. 1855 issue says it started on 'Friday, the 18th inst.', but the Friday was the 17th. The result is given in the Oct. 1855 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle. I guess, therefore, that it ended in Sept. 1855.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 19
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 15
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 15
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Sep. 1855, page 294
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1855, page 331
   [Era], vol. 17, 19 Aug. 1855, page 14
   [Era], vol. 17, 26 Aug. 2855, page 13
Web
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 22 Feb. 2014