Pindar, E.D. – Blackburne, J.H. 1861 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2406 (51) 6/
Pindar, Eduard    2443 (45) 2/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Manchester
Start date: Aug. 1861
End date: Sep. 1861
Hooper and Whyld say that the first Pindar-Blackburne match took place in July 1861 and that this second match took place 3 months later (i.e. Oct. 1861), but the Sept. 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle gives a partial result of +4-1 for Blackburne and says that the match is ongoing. The Era of 1 Sept. 1861 gives the result to that date as +4-1=2. The Field of 7 Sept. 1861 (information from Owen Hindle, via Tim Harding) gives the final result as +5-1=1, also given by Zavatarelli, but Harding's book on Blackburne, after a careful analysis of the available sources, concludes (on p.15) that the most likely score was +5-1=2, as given in Stanley's column in the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian of 7 Sep. 1861. Harding's table of Blackburne's match results on p.509 gives the score as +5-2=1, but this must be taken simply as an unfortunate typographical error.
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 14, 509
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 5, 57
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 34
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 98
   [BCM], Dec. 1961, page 340
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 33, Sep. 1861, page 277
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1196, 25 Aug. 1861, page 15
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1197, 1 Sep. 1861, page 14
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 6 Mar. 2021