Staunton, H. – Buckle, H.T. 1843

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2637 (43) 1/
Buckle, Henry    2522 (60) 6/
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and move
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 1843
End date: 1843
Charles Tomlinson (in 1891) gives +2-1 for Buckle, saying Staunton gave Pawn and move, as do R.N. Coles in World Chess Champions and Mark Weeks at his Staunton web page. Golombek gives +6-1 at Pawn and move. Sergeant gives both results, attributing the latter to G.A. MacDonnell. Hooper and Whyld give +6=1 at Pawn and move, as do Giffen and Sarah's Staunton page. Volume 4 of the Chess Player's Chronicle has 3 games between Buckle and Staunton (+2-1), Staunton giving Pawn and move, but there is no indication that these constitute a match. I will guess that Staunton only published 3 games of a match of 7 games and that Golombek's score is correct (Hooper's and Whyld's version does not account for the published win by Staunton). Hilbert considers these variations and comes to the same conclusion: +6-1 for Buckle at Pawn and move. The games in the Chess Player's Chronicle were published in the July issue, so they must have been played earlier than that.
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 50
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 83, 110
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 52
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 64
   [BLL], 1 Oct. 1843, page 2
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 7, July 1843, page 195, 198, 201
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Sarah.  [Henry Thomas Buckle]
   Sarah.  [Howard Staunton]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Henry Buckle Part 1], page 2
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]

Match information updated: 14 Sept. 2015