Amsterdam 1851




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
van 't Kruijs, Maarten    2384 (127) 2 /
Heijmans, F.G.    0 /
 
van 't Kruijs, Maarten    2384 (127) 2 /
Coopman, M.M.    2266 (146) 1 /
 
van 't Kruijs, Maarten    2384 (127) 2 /
de Heer, Klaas    2131 (148) 0 /
 
Coopman, M.M.    2266 (146) 2.5 /
Messemaker, Christiaan    2138 (130) 0.5 /
 
Heijmans, F.G.    2.5 /
Möhr, E.    0.5 /
 
Blijdensteijn, W.J.    1772 (215) 2 /
Oliphant, Carel    0 /
 
Oliphant, Carel    2 /
Wentel, A.    0 /
 
Blijdensteijn, W.J.    1772 (215) 2.5 /
Kloos, H.    1751 (204) 1.5 /
 
Kloos, H.    1751 (204) 3.5 /
Bruijn, W.    1658 (214) 1.5 /
 
Heijmans, F.G.    1 /
Praag, J.S.    0 /
 
Coopman, M.M.    2266 (146) 1 /
Seligmann, J.    0 /
 
de Heer, Klaas    2131 (148) 2 /
Messemaker, Christiaan    2138 (130) 1 /
 
de Heer, Klaas    2131 (148) 1 /
Kloos, H.    1751 (204) 0 /
 
de Heer, Klaas    2131 (148) 1 /
Weimar, G.    0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Amsterdam Tournament
Place: Amsterdam
Start date: 19 May 1851
End date: 16 June 1851
 
Notes:
Knockout, 38 players, and therefore 6 rounds. The report in the Jul. 1858 issue of Sissa (pp.233-235) and the tournament book list the 8 prizewinners in order: 1. M. van 't Kruijs; 2. F.G. Heijmans; 3. M.M. Coopman; 4. W.J. Blijdenstein; 5. J. Seligmann; 6. K. de Heer; 7. J. van Praag; 8. H. Kloos. Sissa also says that Coopman met van 't Kruijs in the 5th round, and hence had to be satisfied with third prize. If a bye was given to one player in each round with an odd number of players, then after four rounds, 3 players would remain, so perhaps Heijmans got the bye in the fifth round and played van 't Kruijs in the final (6th round). Other contestants included E. Mohr, G. Weimar, J.M. Calish, A. Heimann, W.F. van Essen, W. Bruijn, C. Naret Oliphant, A. Wentel, and Neijse. Scores for matches given are based on games available in van Reek's game database, in Sissa, and in the tournament book, and may not be complete, though the requirement to win a match was 2 wins (best of 3 with draws not counting). I include all where I know one player scored two wins. There are other pairings for which incomplete scores are known from printed games. I include 1-0 as soft results for Heijmans against van Praag, Coopman against Seligmann, de Heer against Weimar, and de Heer against Kloos, on the basis that each of the first-named players must have won the pairing since they appear higher in the prize list. In the case of de Heer against Messemaker, we have one win by each and since de Heer is in the prize list and Messemaker is not, I presume de Heer won, so I guess that the score for this pairing was 2-1. Di Felice has a match result H. Kloos - W. Bruijn +2-0=3 in 1851, but this corresponds exactly to their score in their tournament games that appear in Sissa and the tournament book, so I don't report this as a separate match here. Di Felice also has a match Blijdenstein - Kloos with score +3-0=1, which I think highly likely is a misrepresentation of their result in the Amsterdam 1851 tournament, which was +2-1=1 according to the games appearing in the tournament book (the win by Kloos has 'zwart abandonneert' printed below the column of white's moves, so it could easily be misread as a win by Blijdensteijn). I don't report this as a separate match here either.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 11, 15
   Philidor Club, Schaakpartijen Gespeeld in 1851
Periodicals
   [Sis], vol. 5, June 1851, page 170
   [Sis], vol. 5, July 1851, page 233
   [Sis], vol. 5, Sep. 1851, page 278
Web
   van Reek, Jan.  [pgn file of Van 't Kruijs games]

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2019