Murray Isle, Thousand Islands 1897 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Lipschütz, Salomon    2551 (44) 2.5 /
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2602 (35) 2.5 /
Napier, William    2410 (43) 1 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Lipschütz, Salomon    2551 (44) 0.5 /
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2602 (35) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 7th Staats-Zeitung Challenge Cup Tournament
Place: Murray Isle, Thousand Islands
Start date: 2 Aug. 1897
End date: 6 Aug. 1897
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper and Gaige give location as New York; Di Felice and Hilbert give location as Thousand Islands. Di Felice gives dates 20-25 July 1897. Hilbert gives dates 2-6 Aug. 1897. Davies says the first game (Steinitz-Napier) was played 3 Aug. 1897, but then gives dates of the next two games (Napier-Lipschütz and Lipschütz-Steinitz up to adjournment) as 3 Aug. 1897, and it seems unlikely that three were played in one day. Gaige and Di Felice give the result of the play-off as +0-0=2, but Hilbert makes it clear that only one game was ever played, a draw on 6 Aug. 1892.
 
References
Books
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 296, 300, 374, 375
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 177
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 120
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 115
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 257, 515
   Hilbert, Napier, page 57
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 71

Tournament information updated: 2 Oct. 2022