Bird, H.E. – Rice, B.C. 1875 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2520 (30) 2/3 
Rice, Bernard    2394 (82) 1/3 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: 10 Dec. 1875
End date: 10 Dec. 1875
Van Winsen says only that Rice 'had a good start' but by the end of the series of games Bird 'was considerably ahead'. Normally, I don't include such vague statements, but I include a soft result of 2-1 for Bird here to reflect this statement since a few days later, they scored +2-2 in another set of 4 games, which would be misleading in itself in not showing that Bird had the edge.
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. VII, page 106

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