Cochrane, J. – Harvey, J. (1) 1817

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Cochrane, John    2261 (124) 2/3 
Harvey, John    2047 (168) 1/3 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: aboard ship, Atlantic Ocean
Start date: 1817
End date: 1817
This is a soft result. Chess Note 11896 quotes a journal of John Harvey Boteler (submitted by John Townsend), saying that Cochrane played Harvey on the HMS Antelope while in the West Indies, and 'generally beat him two out of three.' Boteler's service on that ship began in Oct. 1815, and Cochrane's had ended by May 1819, so while the exact year is not clear, I date it to 1817, which cannot be in error by more than two years.
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 11896. Midshipman John Cochrane]

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