Boncourt, H.H. – Walker, G. (1) 1838

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Boncourt, Hyacinthe    2517 (77) 2.5/
Walker, George (1)    2453 (70) 0.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: 1838
End date: 1838
This event is described in the 1st number of Le Palamède to appear in 1839, saying that Walker visited Paris that winter and played these games against Boncourt just before his departure. It also is described in Bell's Life in London of 16 Dec. 1838. Thus, I take the date to be late 1838, but Winter quotes Diggle who gives the year as 1839; Spinrad and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi concur. Le Palamède and Diggle give the result as +2-0=1 for Boncourt, as does La Grande Storia degli Scacchi. However, Bell's Life in London (16 Dec. 1838) says that 4 or 5 games were played, with 'the advantage on the side of the Frenchman'.
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 318
   [BLL], 16 Dec. 1838, page 3
   [Pal], vol. 4, no. 1, 1839, page 28
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches fino al 1849]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]