Gunsberg, I.A. – Blackburne, J.H. 1887

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Gunsberg, Isidor    2593 (29) 8/13 
Blackburne, Joseph    2603 (29) 5/13 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Bradford and London, England
Start date: 26 Sep. 1887
End date: 9 Nov. 1887
Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Golombek, Hooper and Whyld, Moran, Harding, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Sarah's Blackburne web pages give the result as +5-2=6 for Gunsberg; Elo gives 8-5 for Gunsberg which is consistent with +5-2=6; Fortster gives +5-2=7 for Gunsberg. Di Felice gives +4-2=6 for Gunsberg. According to the reports in the Chess Monthly, there was a delay between the 12th game, played on 18 Oct. and the 13th and last played on 9 Nov. 1887. Harding has ascertained that the 12th game was actually played on 13 Oct. 1887. Di Felice's score reflects the result at the time of the delay, before the last game was played. Feenstra Kuiper, Elo, Moran, Di Felice, Forster, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Sarah's Blackburne web pages give the date as 1887; Sunnucks, Golombek and Hooper and Whyld give the date as 1886. The Chess Monthly, and Harding, give exact dates 26 Sept. - 9 Nov. 1887. The British Chess Magazine of Aug. 1891 (p.392) gives the location as 'Bradford-London'; Harding says that the last game was played in London.
   Adams, Mikhail Chigorin, page 110
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 217
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 108
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 91
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 22
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 198
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 31, 134
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 293, 380
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 252, 509
   Hilbert, Napier, page 126
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 554
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 137
   Moran, World Chess Championship I, page 11
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 205
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 189
   [BCM], vol. 11, no. 8, Aug. 1891, page 392
   [CML], vol. 9, no. 1, Sep. 1887, page 5
   [CML], vol. 9, no. 4, Dec. 1887, page 104
   Hilbert, John S.  [Victorian Restraint... Or Lack Thereof], page 4
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sarah.  [Isidor Gunsberg]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1880/99]

Match information updated: 6 May 2022