Philadelphia 1884 (1)

Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Michaelis, Otho    2444 (66) 6 /
Elson, Jacob    2405 (63) 5.5 /
Wilson, William C.    2292 (85) 4.5 /
Newman, Charles    2383 (56) 4 /
Thompson, David    2228 (50) 3.5 /
Miller, Emlen    1882 (98) 2.5 /
Barbour, Lorenzo    2276 (50) 2 /
Barker, J.W.    0 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1884
End date: 1884
Reichhelm indicates that the game Thompson-Newman was not played, while Gaige, who cites Reichhelm's book as his source, indicates it as a win for Thompson. Strangely, Reichhelm also indicates that Elson did not play his game against Wilson, but played a second game against Newman, scoring 1.5/2. Gaige indicates that Elson beat Wilson and drew against Newman. The effect of these discrepancies on these players' total scores is that according to Reichhelm, Wilson scored 4.5-1.5 and Thompson scored 2.5-3.5, while according to Gaige, Wilson scored 4.5-2.5 and Thompson scored 3.5-3.5. Di Felice reproduces Gaige's crosstable. Hilbert gives Wilson's score as 4.5-1.5, agreeing with Reichhelm. I have tentatively accepted Gaige's crosstable, assuming that he corrected Reichhelm's table from other information. I do not know if this is the case, though.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 94
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 155
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 3
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 35