Blackburne, J.H. – Lee, F.J. 1890

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2541 (33) 8.5/14 
Lee, Francis    2423 (32) 5.5/14 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Bradford and London, England
Start date: 14 July 1890
End date: 11 Aug. 1890
Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give result as +6-2=6 for Blackburne. The British Chess Magazine of Aug. 1891 (p.392) gives +6-3=5 for Blackburne, but this is a misreading of the original report in the Sept. 1890 issue (pp.362-363), which makes it clear that the result was actually +5-2=7. Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give the location as London. The reports in the British Chess Magazine say that the first 8 games were played in Bradford and the last 6 in London. Tim Harding (personal communication) has found that the first 9 games were played in Bradford (some of the confusion arises because draws in Bradford did not count towards the score, though in the London part of the match, draws did count). Play was to move to London once either player had 3 wins. In London, the result was +2-1=2 for Blackburne, so presumably in Bradford it was +3-1=5 for Blackburne.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 126
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 24
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 227
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 212
   [BCM], vol. 10, Aug. 1890, page 332
   [BCM], vol. 10, Sep. 1890, page 362
   [BCM], vol. 11, Aug. 1891, page 392

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017