London, England 1874 (4)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Sothers    2183 (71) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Down, Henry    2027 (81) 2.5 /
Connford    1715 (114) 1.5 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2497 (39) 2 /
Pfahl, J.    2243 (69) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Reynolds (1)    1711 (131) 2.5 /
McLeod, B.    1682 (97) 1.5 /
 
Mainland, J. Foster    1873 (108) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    1548 (133) 0 /
  Mainland, J. Foster gave odds of pawn and move
 
Lord, John    2328 (55) 2.5 /
Mayow    2072 (79) 0.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pizzi, P.    1649 (101) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Rippin, E.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Cox (1)    2067 (95) 3 /
Nicholson (1)    1786 (122) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cohen (1)    2261 (97) 2 /
Pannell, J.    1637 (134) 0 /
  Cohen (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Woodard    2196 (89) 2 /
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2192 (56) 1.5 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chappell, William    2223 (76) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1842 (85) 1 /
  Chappell, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Potter, William    2583 (48) 2 /
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 1 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne (1)    2157 (86) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1796 (129) 0 /
 
Bussy, Bernard    2229 (71) 2 /
Watts, John    2116 (64) 1 /
 
Coburn, Henry    2306 (62) 2 /
Ingold    1769 (132) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of a knight
 
Lovelock, James    1680 (109) 2 /
Martin, William    2010 (46) 0 /
  Martin, William gave odds of a rook
 
Zappert    2094 (73) 2 /
Cutler (1)    1627 (105) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Leigh    1876 (122) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1852 (80) 0 /
 
Eschwege, Herman    2219 (68) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2236 (42) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1866 (86) 2 /
Heinke (2)    1478 (137) 0 /
 
Beveridge (2)    1856 (100) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2246 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stevens, Samuel    2179 (81) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1584 (104) 0 /
  Stevens, Samuel gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 2 /
Bird, Henry    2497 (37) 1 /
 
Sothers    2183 (71) 2 /
Down, Henry    2027 (81) 1 /
  Down, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wisker, John    2497 (39) 2 /
Reynolds (1)    1711 (131) 0 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2328 (55) 2 /
Mainland, J. Foster    1873 (108) 1 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Cox (1)    2067 (95) 2 /
Pizzi, P.    1649 (101) 1 /
  Cox (1) gave odds of a rook
 
Cohen (1)    2261 (97) 2 /
Woodard    2196 (89) 0 /
  Woodard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 2 /
Chappell, William    2223 (76) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Osborne (1)    2157 (86) 2 /
Potter, William    2583 (48) 0 /
  Potter, William gave odds of a knight
 
Bussy, Bernard    2229 (71) 2 /
Coburn, Henry    2306 (62) 0 /
  Coburn, Henry gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2094 (73) 2 /
Lovelock, James    1680 (109) 0 /
  Zappert gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Eschwege, Herman    2219 (68) 2 /
Leigh    1876 (122) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
Morris (1)    1866 (86) 2.5 /
Beveridge (2)    1856 (100) 1.5 /
 
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 2.5 /
Stevens, Samuel    2179 (81) 1.5 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Sothers    2183 (71) 1 /
Wisker, John    2497 (39) 1 /
  Wisker, John gave odds of a knight
 
Lord, John    2328 (55) 2.5 /
Cox (1)    2067 (95) 1.5 /
  Lord, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 3 /
Cohen (1)    2261 (97) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Osborne (1)    2157 (86) 3 /
Bussy, Bernard    2229 (71) 2 /
  Bussy, Bernard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Zappert    2094 (73) 2 /
Eschwege, Herman    2219 (68) 0 /
  Eschwege, Herman gave odds of pawn and move
 
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 2 /
Morris (1)    1866 (86) 0 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2183 (71) 1 /
Lord, John    2328 (55) 0 /
  Lord, John gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 2 /
Osborne (1)    2157 (86) 0 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 3 /
Zappert    2094 (73) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 1 /
 
Sothers    2183 (71) 2 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2650 (41) 1 /
  Zukertort, Johannes gave odds of a knight
 
Sothers    2183 (71) 2 /
de Vere, Cecil    2543 (51) 1 /
  de Vere, Cecil gave odds of a knight
 
Mayow    2072 (79) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2236 (42) 1 /
  de Soyres, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rabbeth, J.E.    1852 (80) 1.5 /
Martin, William    2010 (46) 0.5 /
  Martin, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Connford    1715 (114) 1.5 /
Nicholson (1)    1786 (122) 1.5 /
  Nicholson (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Manning, Julius    1584 (104) 2.5 /
Heinke (2)    1478 (137) 1.5 /
 
Lambert, Charles    2246 (61) 2 /
Rippin, E.C.    0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 2 /
Watts, John    2116 (64) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 3 /
Ingold    1769 (132) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Cutler (1)    1627 (105) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1842 (85) 1 /
  Lowson, H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2243 (69) 1 /
Bird, Henry    2497 (37) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2192 (56) 2 /
Pannell, J.    1637 (134) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Webb, P.R.    1796 (129) 2 /
McLeod, B.    1682 (97) 0 /
 
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 2 /
Gastineau, Henry    1548 (133) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2192 (56) 2 /
Rabbeth, J.E.    1852 (80) 1 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 2 /
Connford    1715 (114) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lambert, Charles    2246 (61) 2 /
Manning, Julius    1584 (104) 0 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 2.5 /
Mayow    2072 (79) 0.5 /
 
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 2 /
Lowson, H.    1842 (85) 1 /
  Maas, Arthur gave odds of pawn and move
 
Pfahl, J.    2243 (69) 2 /
Webb, P.R.    1796 (129) 0 /
  Pfahl, J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 2.5 /
Vyse, W. Elliot    2192 (56) 1.5 /
  Vyse, W. Elliot gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 1 /
Lambert, Charles    2246 (61) 1 /
  Lambert, Charles gave odds of pawn and move
 
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 1 /
Pfahl, J.    2243 (69) 0 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 0 /
  Rippin, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Maas, Arthur    2315 (59) 2 /
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 1 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Ballard, William    2351 (51) 2 /
Rippin, G.H.    2103 (80) 1 /
  Ballard, William gave odds of pawn and move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: City of London Club Handicap
Place: London, England
Start date: Nov. 1873
End date: Mar. 1874
 
Notes:
Notes from Tim Harding have given me almost complete results from the main tournament, from Land and Water, The Field, and the City of London Chess Magazine. I have checked the Field to complete these results, particularly with Section II, in which all the losers of the first round competed, for third and fourth prizes. In the main event, Wisker forfeited to Sothers in Round 3, when the score between them was +1-1. Beveridge won one game by default against Lambert. The score of Sothers-Lord in round 4 does not seem to be reported. I will use a soft result of 1-0, here. It is not clear whether there were draws in the final pool between Sothers and de Vere. The Field of 8 Nov. 1873 and the Illustrated London News of 15 Nov. 1873 give 'Walrond' as the opponent of 'Stevens', but in the 22 Nov. issue of the Field, his opponent is listed as 'Manning' and 'Manning' then appears in subsequent rounds. Tim Harding's notes have 'Walrond', but I will guess that the player who participated was 'A.S. Manning' (though it might have been Julius A. Manning?). Sothers won first prize; Zukertort won second. In the Section II part of the event, for third and fourth prizes, Martin forfeited his second game to Rabbeth, Nicholson forfeited his second game to Connford, Bird forfeited his second game to Pfahl, and Lambert forfeited his second game to G.H. Rippin. Although Cutler is reported to have beaten Lowson in round 2 of Section II, Lowson then appears in the third round, playing Maas. Is there an error here? The result of Ballard-Pfahl in round four, is not given in the Field. I will use a soft score of 1-0. The Field is not clear on the exact results of the final pool, but the City of London Chess Magazine (from Tim Harding) gives Maas-G.H. Rippin 2-0 and indicates that Ballard won a game against Maas, so that Maas-Ballard must have been 2-1 (though there might have been draws). Ballard-G.H. Rippin in the final pool must have been 2-1 for Ballard, since we know Rippin won one game, but Ballard won the match, but again, there might also have been draws.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 125
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 2, Mar. 1874, page 28
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 3, Apr. 1874, page 53
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 4, May 1874, page 81
   [Fld], 8 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 22 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 29 Nov. 1873
   [Fld], 6 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 13 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 20 Dec. 1873
   [Fld], 3 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 17 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 31 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 7 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 21 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 28 Feb. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Mar. 1874
   [Fld], 21 Mar. 1874
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874

Tournament information updated: 25 Dec. 2021