London, England 1889 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Lee, Francis    2387 (36) 11.5 / 14 
Bird, Henry    2474 (25) 10.5 / 14 
Loman, Rudolf    2311 (38) 9.5 / 14 
Müller, Oscar    2329 (40) 9.5 / 14 
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: two moves
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 3: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 4: a knight
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament
Place: London, England
Start date: 1 Nov. 1888
End date: Jan. 1889
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. The report in the British Chess Magazine (Feb. 1889, pp.52-53) gives total scores for the top 6 players, the first 4 of whom all played in the first class, followed by Rolland in the fifth class and Dr. Smith in the second. However, the odds given between classes is not given, so I only include the top 4 here, who would have played even against each other. Müller's score is given as +8-2=3 but must have been +8-3=3 to make his score equal to Loman's, with whom he shared 3rd and 4th prizes. It is possible that the missing point may have been due to a forfeited game against a player lower down the list, but I have no way of knowing, so I will just assume that he scored +8-3=3 like Loman. The date of the final report in the British Chess Magazine suggests that it lasted into January 1889.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 209
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 8, Nov. 1888, page 439
   [BCM], vol. 9, Jan. 1889, page 2
   [BCM], vol. 9, Feb. 1889, page 52