London, England 1856 (2)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Stewart, Cattley    2302 (67) 3.5 /
Barnes, Thomas    2481 (46) 2.5 /
  Barnes, Thomas gave odds of pawn and move
 
Wilson, James    2291 (77) 3.5 /
Green, Valentine    2307 (38) 1.5 /
  Green, Valentine gave odds of pawn and move
 
Selfe, Henry    2228 (126) 2 /
Boden, Samuel    2472 (62) 1 /
  Boden, Samuel gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Trelawny, John    2054 (77) 3 /
Boden, Samuel    2472 (62) 2 /
  Boden, Samuel gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Burden, Francis    2275 (76) 3 /
Smith, A. (1)    0 /
  Burden, Francis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Kenny, Charles    2336 (39) 3 /
Simpson (1)    1861 (112) 1 /
  Kenny, Charles gave odds of a knight
 
Löwe, Edward    2269 (63) 3 /
Ries, Samuel    0 /
  Löwe, Edward gave odds of a knight
 
Rickards    2363 (60) 5.5 /
Owen, John    2361 (50) 2.5 /
 
Solomons, S.    2272 (72) 3 /
Trelawny, John    2054 (77) 1 /
 
Wilson, James    2291 (77) 3 /
Löwe, Edward    2269 (63) 0 /
  Löwe, Edward gave odds of pawn and move
 
Rickards    2363 (60) 3 /
Trelawny, John    2054 (77) 0 /
  Rickards gave odds of pawn and move
 
Kenny, Charles    2336 (39) 4 /
Stewart, Cattley    2302 (67) 3 /
 
Solomons, S.    2272 (72) 4 /
Burden, Francis    2275 (76) 3 /
 
Kenny, Charles    2336 (39) 4 /
Rickards    2363 (60) 2 /
 
Wilson, James    2291 (77) 3 /
Solomons, S.    2272 (72) 2 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Ries' Divan Handicap Tournament
Place: London, England
Start date: Mar. 1856
End date: Apr. 1856
 
Notes:
16-player handicap knockout. Selfe was winning his first round match against Boden, but had to leave, so Boden then played Trelawney (who had already lost to Solomons) and this time Trelawney won to go on to round 2. In round 2 Kenny should have given Pawn and move to Stewart, but at this point it was decided that Stewart had been handicapped too much, so they played even. The final was never played. Kenny beat Wilson by default. Dates are not given, but the Chess Player's Chronicle gives some 1st round games in the Apr. issue and the final results in the May issue, so I estimate that it took place from March to April. Sergeant and Hilbert, following Sergeant, mistakenly say that Buckle participated in this event.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 93
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 94
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, May 1856, page 140
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 29 Aug. 2015