Elson, J. – Maurice (1) 1870 (2)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Elson, Jacob    2346 (54) 4.5/10 
Maurice (1)    1989 (81) 5.5/10 
  Elson, Jacob gave odds of a knight
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1870
End date: July 1870
Reichhelm's book said that Elson gave Knight odds. The Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin of 1 Jul. 1870 says that half the games were to be played even and half at Knight odds (given by Elson). The issue of 8 Jul. 1870 says that the even games were discontinued at Maurice's request and gives a result to date for the Knight odds games as +4-2=1 for Elson. The final result of the Knight odds games is given in the 5 Aug. 1870 issue. I will guess that it finished in July, but it might have gone into the first few days of August.
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 11
   [PDEB], 1 July 1870
   [PDEB], 8 July 1870
   [PDEB], 5 Aug. 1870

Match information updated: 5 May 2020