Berlin 1853




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Lange, Max    2475 (71) 3 /
Mayet, Carl    2418 (40) 1 /
 
Dufresne, Jean    2428 (48) 3 /
Lange, Max    2475 (71) 1 /
 
Dufresne, Jean    2428 (48) 2 /
Mayet, Carl    2418 (40) 1 /
 
Mayet, Carl    2418 (40) 2 /
Wolff, Balduin    2349 (81) 1 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Tournament of Berliner Schachgesellschaft
Place: Berlin
Start date: Jan. 1853
End date: Jan. 1853
 
Notes:
This was a 12-player tournament; all names are given by Di Felice but he only gives the results of the final three, and only says how many wins the winner obtained in each of these final stage matches, so scores are not completely certain. Lange won 3 from Mayet, Dufresne won 3 from Lange, and Dufresne won 2 from Mayet. Names of 10 of the competitors are given in the Dec. 1852 Schachzeitung (p.451): Dufresne, Eliason, Franz, Häusler, Hoffmann, Kähler, Lange, Mayet, Willbert, and Wolff; Lehfeldt and Kossak must have signed up last. Compiling results of the 17 actual games given in the Schachzeitung of 1853, and one other in the Chess Player's Chronicle (two more there are reprints of games in the Schachzeitung) gives a very incomplete idea of the progress of the tournament. However, we do get three games between Mayet and Wolff with result +2-1, as well as losses by Dufresne against Lange and Mayet, and a loss by Lange against Mayet. So I count Dufresne-Lange as +3-1, Dufresne-Mayet as +2-1, and Lange-Mayet as +3-1. We also have two games between Wolff and Dufresne, with score +1-1, but it seems likely that this is not a complete result between them, so I don't include this.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 17
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 7, July 1853, page 195
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 290
   [SZ], vol. 7, no. 12, Dec. 1852, page 451
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 65
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 1853, page 99
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 4, Apr. 1853, page 123, 135
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 5, May 1853, page 165
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 7, July 1853, page 229
   [SZ], vol. 8, no. 9, Sep. 1853, page 276
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 22 Aug. 2023