Leonard, J.A. – Dwight, W. 1861 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Leonard, James    2488 (42) 6.5/10 
Dwight, William    2333 (82) 3.5/10 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 20 Mar. 1861
End date: Mar. 1861
 
Notes:
The result is sometimes given as +6-3=2 for Leonard, but Hilbert makes clear that the 11th game was not really a draw, being unfinished, and the result of games played out was +6-3=1 for Leonard. The last day of play was 1 Apr. 1861 but if we don't count the 11th game, the last completed game was finished sometime in the last few days of March. The Era of 5 May 1861 (p.14) gives the starting date as 19 Mar. 1861. Hilbert gives 20 Mar. 1861.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 94, 114
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 9
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 139
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 23, 5 May 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 23, 16 June 1861, page 5
   [NYC], 30 Mar. 1861
   [NYC], 6 Apr. 1861
   [NYC], 13 Apr. 1861
   [NYC], 18 May 1861
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [James A. Leonard]

Match information updated: 14 Nov. 2015