Havana 1897

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Golmayo, Celso    2382 (93) 2 /
Vázquez, Andrés    2322 (59) 0 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Havana Club Championship
Place: Havana
Start date:
End date: 1897
Manuel Golmayo recollected years later, in the Madrid newspaper ABC, that Celsito Golmayo had beaten Vazquez 3-0 in the play-off of the 1897 Championship of the Havana Club. In El Ajedrez Magistral (vol. 2, p.49), Vazquez says two games were played in the play-off, but without specifying the result, and says it was the 1896 championship. Walter Chan (personal communication) suggests a 2-0 result, given that M. Golmayo was writing many years later when he give the 3-0 result, and suggests that the play-off may have occurred in 1897, even if the main part of the tournament was in 1896.
   Vazquez, El Ajedrez Magistral, Vol. II, page 49
   [ABCM], 4 Oct. 1933
   Travesset, Joaquim.  [Torneo Nacional de Zaragoza, 1919]

Tournament information updated: 25 Dec. 2021