Bird, H.E. – Alberoni, E. 1876 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2535 (29) 20.5/40 
Alberoni, Edward    2462 (35) 19.5/40 
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Buffalo or New York (?)
Start date: Dec. 1875
End date: Jan. 1876
 
Notes:
The 1 Feb. 1876 issue of the Westminster Papers says that Bird arrived in New York on 8 Dec. 1875 and gives the final result of these games, so I presume they finished in Jan. 1876. The 25 Dec. 1875 issue of the Toronto Globe gives the result of 3 games between Bird and Alberoni, so presumably this series of games began in Dec. 1875. The Toronto Globe also says that these 3 games were played while Alberoni was in Buffalo. Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give the location of the series as Philadelphia. The 1 Mar. 1875 issue of the Westminster Papers (p.222) gives New York. I do not know whether these games were considered a formal match.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 66
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 20
Periodicals
   [TG], vol. 32, 25 Dec. 1875, page 4
   [WP], vol. 8, 1 Feb. 1876, page 189
   [WP], vol. 8, 1 Mar. 1876, page 222