The Hague 1873




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Blijdenstein, Benjamin    2105 (75) 9.5 / 12 
Gifford, H.W. Birkmyre    2219 (71) 9.5 / 12 
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis P.    2087 (93) 8 / 12 
de Vogel, J.G.E.A.    2083 (85) 8 / 12 
Blank, J.P.    1960 (72) 6.5 / 12 
ter Haar, T.C.    1943 (74) 7 / 13 
van Hogendorp, F.    1914 (92) 5.5 / 12 
Kamphuizen, W.    1958 (73) 6.5 / 13 
Andriessen, J.    1884 (82) 5.5 / 13 
Stolte, G.M.    1955 (76) 4.5 / 12 
Breul, E.H.    1800 (99) 3 / 11 
Meijers, H.    1769 (93) 3.5 / 12 
Ciccolini, Alessandro    1706 (84) 3 / 11 
Simons, L.    0 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Gifford, H.W. Birkmyre    2219 (71) 1 /
Blijdenstein, Benjamin    2105 (75) 0 /
 
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis P.    2087 (93) 1 /
de Vogel, J.G.E.A.    2083 (85) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Netherland Chess Federation Tourney
Place: The Hague
Start date: Aug. 1873
End date: Aug. 1873
 
Notes:
The 'B.W. Blijdenstein' at this event is the 3rd player of that name, after his father and grandfather. Gaige does not give the play-off matches; Fiala gives only the play-off between Gifford and Blijdenstein; Di Felice gives both, as does the yearbook of the Nederlandschen Schaakbond for 1873 (p.9). Di Felice gives 'Meijer, Henrik Diderik Bernhard' at this event (who played in Dutch tournaments from the 1890s) which is possible, but since it is unclear I have assumed that this 'H. Meijers' is a different player. Fiala sometimes has 'Blanck, E.' and sometimes 'Blank, J.P.'. Both Gaige and Di Felice give E. Blanck. In fact, although the yearbook of the Nederlandschen Schaakbond for 1873 has 'E. Blanck' in the crosstable, it is clear from the membership list (p.4), which has 'J.P. Blank' of Gouda, and the game listings for the tournament, which have 'J.P. Blanck', that the initial 'E' is simply an error. The yearbook also says that Ciccolini did not play Breul, and that Simons played only Andriessen, Kamphuizen, and ter Haar, and then withdrew from the tournament.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 57
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 25
   Fiala, The Hague 1873
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 148
   Nederlandschen Schaakbond, Nederlandschen Schaakbond, 1873, page 8
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Haag 1873]

Tournament information updated: 5 Sept. 2021