Steinitz, W. – Dubois, S. 1862




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2549 (39) 5.5/
Dubois, Serafino    2599 (39) 3.5/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 25 July 1862
End date: 5 Aug. 1862
 
Notes:
Played after the London 1862 tournament. The Era of 27 Jul. 1862 (p.5) gives the result so far as +1-0=0 for Dubois, so it started in the last few days of July 1862. Tim Harding suggests that 25 Jul. 1862 is the likely start date. The 10 Aug. 1862 issue of the Era (p.5) says that the last game was played 'on Tuesday last', which I take to mean 5 Aug. 1862. Feenstra Kuiper (Hundert Jahre Schachzweikampf, p.131) gives a result +2-2 for Dubois against Paulsen, and Di Felice includes this result also (p.37). It appears to come from a report in the Era of 3 Aug. 1862 (p.13), but a correction was printed in the 10 Aug. 1862 issue (p.5) to say that it referred to Dubois' match with Steinitz, not Paulsen. Thus, I do not include the spurious Dubois-Paulsen match. La Nouvelle Régence (Sept. 1862, p.280) also gives this spurious 2-2 result for Dubois and Paulsen.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 36
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 17
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 89
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 163
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 58, 347
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 96, 330
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page lxxv
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 120
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 114, 467
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 52, no. 86, 27 Mar. 1892, page 17
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1244, 27 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1246, 10 Aug. 1862, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 41, no. 1157, 2 Aug. 1862, page 119
   [NR], vol. 3, no. 9, Sep. 1862, page 280
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1863, page 120
   [NYC], 6 Sep. 1862
   [SZ], vol. 17, no. 9, Sep. 1862, page 269
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Wilhem Steinitz]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Sericano, C.  [Serafino Dubois]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Serafino Dubois, Part Two], page 5

Match information updated: 8 Jan. 2024