Wisker, J. – MacDonnell, G.A. 1874




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wisker, John    2491 (39) 9/15 
MacDonnell, George    2477 (47) 6/15 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 29 Oct. 1874
End date: 30 Nov. 1874
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give date as 1874; Zavatarelli, and Hooper and Whyld give 1875. However, the Field of 31 Oct. 1874 gives the start date and the first game, and the 5 Dec. 1874 issue of the Illustrated London News and the 5 Dec. 1874 issue of the Field give the final result. Tim Harding's article clarifies that the exact start and end dates were 29 Oct. 1874 and 30 Nov. 1874. The 29 Oct. start date is given in the Field of 31 Oct. 1874, and the end date of 30 Nov. agrees with the statement in the Field of 5 Dec. that it finished 'on Monday last'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 60
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 82
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 379
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 125, 163
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 304, 569
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 285
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 2835, 31 Oct. 1874, page 3
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 10, Nov. 1874, page 238
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 269
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 12, Jan. 1875, page 290
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 6, Dec. 1874, page 188
   [Fld], 31 Oct. 1874
   [Fld], 7 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 21 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 28 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 5 Dec. 1874
   [Fld], 12 Dec. 1874
   [Fld], 19 Dec. 1874
   [HCM], vol. 3, no. 3, Dec. 1874, page 59
   [HCM], vol. 3, no. 4, Jan. 1875, page 80
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1853, 13 Feb. 1875, page 163
   [ISDN], 7 Nov. 1874
   [ISDN], 5 Dec. 1874
   [LW], 1 Jan. 1876, page 11
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 13, Jan. 1875, page 33
   [SoT], 26 Dec. 1874
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 7, 1 Nov. 1874, page 123
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1874, page 151, 153
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 9, 1 Jan. 1875, page 171
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [MacDonnell-Wisker match, 1874]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Wisker]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]

Match information updated: 22 Jul. 2022