Saint Petersburg 1879




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Alapin, Semyon    2413 (63) 6.5 /
Chigorin, Mikhail    2525 (53) 6.5 /
Schiffers, Emanuel    2428 (57) 3.5 /
Solovtsov, Alexander    2357 (83) 5.5 /
Petrovsky, Nikolay    2159 (106) 3 /
Asharin, Andreas    2381 (75) 2.5 /
Lizel, Vladimir    2096 (123) 2 /
Nerling, N.    1893 (126) 0.5 /
von Schmidt, Evgeny    2218 (76) 0 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Chigorin, Mikhail    2525 (53) 1 /
Alapin, Semyon    2413 (63) 0 /
 
Schiffers, Emanuel    2428 (57) 1 /
Solovtsov, Alexander    2357 (83) 1 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Saint Petersburg Tournament
Place: Saint Petersburg
Start date: 6 Jan. 1879
End date: 16 Jan. 1879
 
Notes:
Gaige indicates that the wins by Schiffers over Asharin and von Schmidt were wins by default; Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi indicate that they were genuine games. Feenstra Kuiper in Hundert Jahre Schachturniere has 'Liselle' and 'Halprin' where Gaige, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi have 'Lizel' and 'Nerling'. Gaige omits the play-offs; Feenstra Kuiper in Hundert Jahre Schachturniere gives total scores consistent with inclusion of a 1-0 play-off between Chigorin and Alapin, but not the play-off for 3rd between Schiffers and Solvtsov, and also excluding the two default wins by Schiffers. In Hundert Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, Feenstra Kuiper changes Halprin to Nerling and gives 'official' scores, excluding play-offs but including deafulted games by Schiffers. Gaige gives dates 25 Dec. 1878 - 3 Jan. 1879; Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give dates 6 - 16 Jan. 1879. The discrepancy is presumably accounted for by the 13-day lag in the Julian as compared to the Georgian calendar. I use the later dates to be consistent with dates of other events.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 72
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 27
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 120
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 23
Web
   Sericano, C.  [San Pietroburgo 1879]