Staunton, H. – Zytogorski, A. 1841




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2577 (61) 2.5/4 
Zytogórski, Adolf    2255 (103) 1.5/4 
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London (?)
Start date: 1841
End date: 1841
 
Notes:
Scores are very inconsistent ranging from 6-0 for Zytogorski to 3-0 for Staunton. Brien, in the Chess Player's Chronicle (1855, p.399; 1856, p.18) claimed Zytogorski had won 6 and lost none, and that the year was 1843, but Umiatowski and Lissowski, citing Keene and Coles, claim that Brien was unreliable, that the match was in 1841, and that the score could not have been 6-0 for Zytogorski, since the survinging games are 2-1 for Staunton as well as a draw. I have taken these last as a minimal set and a reasonable guess at the outcome.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1855, page 399
   [CPC], vol. 4, Jan. 1856, page 18
Web
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Chess Disputes], page 4
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Umiastowski, Adam and Lissowski, Tomasz.  [The Greatest One Before Winawer]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 28 Apr. 2014