de Riviere, J.A. – Barnes, T.W. 1859




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
de Rivière, Jules    2557 (41) 5/
Barnes, Thomas    2464 (48) 2/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1859
End date: Apr. 1859
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice, Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, and Spinrad all give the date as 1860 and the result +5-2 for de Riviere. The first three of these sources also give the location as London. Contemporary sources, however, show that it was played in Apr. 1859. Staunton gives the result (+5-2 for de Riviere) in the 30 Apr. 1859 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.430), where he says that the match 'has just terminated'. This result is also given in a report in the Sunday Times of 24 Apr. 1859, and in the Era of 24 Apr. 1859 (p.14). So unless there was another match in 1860 with an identical result, I will attribute this result to 1859, with end date in April.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 31
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 276
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 283
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 21, 17 Apr. 1859, page 5
   [Era], vol. 21, 24 Apr. 1859, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 34, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [RiS], vol. 1, May 1859, page 79
   [ST], 24 Apr. 1859, page 3
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 30 Oct. 2016