Berlin 1881 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Blackburne, Joseph    2610 (33) 13 / 15 
Zukertort, Johannes    2667 (36) 11 / 16 
Winawer, Szymon    2594 (39) 11.5 / 17 
Chigorin, Mikhail    2552 (39) 11.5 / 17 
Mason, James    2576 (38) 9.5 / 16 
Wittek, Alexander    2520 (41) 9.5 / 16 
Minckwitz, Johannes    2482 (43) 8.5 / 16 
Schwarz, Jacques    2450 (46) 8.5 / 16 
Berger, Johann    2498 (46) 9 / 17 
Paulsen, Louis    2529 (39) 8 / 16 
Paulsen, Wilfried    2398 (43) 7.5 / 16 
Schallopp, Emil    2453 (40) 7 / 16 
Riemann, Fritz    2465 (43) 6.5 / 16 
Wemmers, Carl    2386 (49) 6.5 / 16 
Noa, József    2416 (45) 5.5 / 15 
Schmid, Carl    2163 (66) 3.5 / 16 
von Schütz, H.    1992 (102) 1.5 / 16 
Pitschel, Karl    2199 (75) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 2nd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier
Place: Berlin
Start date: 29 Aug. 1881
End date: 17 Sep. 1881
 
Notes:
Di Felice's crosstable has inconsistencies. The game Wittek-Blackburne is marked as a loss for Wittek but a draw for Blackburne and Wittek-Zukertort is marked as a draw for Wemmers but a win for Zukertort. Moving one '=' would make it internally consistent as well as consistent with the crosstables of Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper, Berliner Schachverband and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi. Similarly, Wemmers is marked as scoring '0 = = 0 = ' against Schwarz, Berger, L. Paulsen, W. Paulsen and Schallopp, wheras those opponents are marked as scoring '= = 1 = 0' against Wemmers. If the former are adjusted to match the latter (i.e. '= = 0 = 1') then the table is internally consistent and consistent with Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper, Berliner Schachverband and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi. Di Felice, Berliner Schachverband and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi include Pitschel, who played only 3 games, all losses, against Winawer, Chigorin and Berger; Gaige and Feenstra Kuiper omit Pitschel in their crosstables. The Berliner Schachverband website indicates that Blackburne's win over Noa was by default; Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi mark it as a genuine win. Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and Berliner Schachverband give ending date Sept. 17, 1881; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives ending date Sept. 19.
 
References
Books
   Adams, Mikhail Chigorin, page 29, 33
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 245
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 80
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 28, 204
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 29
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 167
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 143
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 180
Periodicals
   [LF], 21 Sep. 1881
   [LF], 5 Oct. 1881
Web
   Hoppe, Frank.  [DSB Kongress in Berlin 29.08.-17.09.1881] (broken)
   Sericano, C.  [Berlino 1881]

Tournament information updated: 6 May 2022