Staunton, H. – de Rives 1853 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2644 (42) 4.5/10 
de Rives    2432 (65) 5.5/10 
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Brussels
Start date: Aug. 1853
End date: Sep. 1853
The Schachzeitung of Oct. 1853 (p.322) says that Staunton first played de Rives even and then giving a handicap, and overall won a majority. Then the Schachzeitung of Nov. 1853 (p.348) says that in the series of games at Pawn and 2 Move odds, they each won about the same number of games. Compiling the games given in the Illustrated London News, the Chess Player's Chronicle, and the Schachzeitung (and noting that some games appear in more than one of those sources), the result is +4-5=1 for Staunton. This is close enough to the general statement in the Schachzeitung that I will assume it was the actual result. If not, it won't be much of a distortion.
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 11, Nov. 1853, page 347
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1853, page 354
   [ILN], vol. 23, no. 643, 10 Sep. 1853, page 211
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 324
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 11, Nov. 1853, page 348

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