Bird, H.E. – Wisker, J. 1873 (3)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wisker, John    2511 (36) 11.5/21 
Bird, Henry    2519 (35) 9.5/21 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1 Nov. 1873
End date: 9 Dec. 1873
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Golombek, Elo, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give date as 1873; Sergeant gives Nov.-Dec. 1873; Hooper and Whyld give 1874. The result is reported, however, in the Dec. 1873 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle and in the 3 Jan. 1874 issue of the Illustrated London News (where it is said to have just concluded). The Feb. 1874 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle gives the final game dated 9 Dec. 1873. The 8 Nov. 1873 issue of Land and Water says it was in progress. The Westminster Papers of 1 Dec. 1873 (p.164) give the date of one of the games (the first?) as 1 Nov. 1873.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 58
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 344
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 118
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 379
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 162
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 569
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1873, page 376
   [CPC], vol. 4, Feb. 1874, page 4
   [Fld], 8 Nov. 1873
   [ILN], vol. 64, 3 Jan. 1874, page 23
   [LW], 8 Nov. 1873
   [WP], vol. 6, 1 Dec. 1873, page 153, 163
   [WP], vol. 6, 1 Jan. 1874, page 177, 185
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Wisker]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]

Match information updated: 25 Jun. 2019