Manchester 1861 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Pindar, Eduard    2452 (45) 3 /
Birch, James    1977 (95) 0 /
 
Kipping, James    2295 (57) 3 /
Goulden, J.    2007 (117) 0 /
 
Horwitz, Bernhard    2373 (61) 3 /
Stanley, Charles    2364 (55) 1 /
 
Francis, A.M.    1921 (164) 2 /
Wood, John (1)    1899 (141) 1 /
 
Pindar, Eduard    2452 (45) 3.5 /
Kipping, James    2295 (57) 1.5 /
 
Pindar, Eduard    2452 (45) 3.5 /
Horwitz, Bernhard    2373 (61) 1.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Manchester Chess Club Tournament - 1st Class
Place: Manchester
Start date: Dec. 1860
End date: Apr. 1861
 
Notes:
Whyld seems to have the full set of results for the 1st class tournament at this event. It was to be an 8-player knockout tournament, but dragged on for months. After the first round Francis-Wood match reached 2-1 (3 wins were needed to win the match), the committee appears to have thrown them out (Whyld surmises based on general statements made by the committee on prolonging things too long). This would have meant that Horwitz did not have to play Francis in round 2 and went straight to the final. Spinrad gives a Francis-Birch match in round 3 with a score of 2-1, but Whyld makes no mention of this and I suspect that this is an error for the Francis-Wood match of round 1, otherwise not mentioned by Spinrad. Staunton gives one of the Francis-Wood games in the Illustrated London News (19 Jan. 1861, p.69). La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Di Felice give just two of the round 1 matches (and the round 2 and 3 matches). Dates not certain but the Illustrated London News issue of Dec. 29, 1860 says it was underway and the issue of May 4, 1861 says it was finally finished, so I estimate that it extended from Dec. 1860 to Apr. 1861. Sergeant gives a match result +3-0=1 for Pindar over Horwitz in A Century of British Chess (p.107.), but this is probably an error for the +3-1=1 result from their match in the Manchester tournament.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 33
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 35
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 107
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 11
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 23, 23 Dec. 1860, page 4
   [Era], vol. 23, 12 May 1861, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 37, 29 Dec. 1860, page 633
   [ILN], vol. 38, 19 Jan. 1861, page 69
   [ILN], vol. 38, 9 Feb. 1861, page 129
   [ILN], vol. 38, 4 May 1861, page 428
   [MWEG], 15 Dec. 1860
   [MWEG], 22 Dec. 1860
   [MWEG], 29 Dec. 1860
   [MWEG], 12 Jan. 1861
   [MWEG], 19 Jan. 1861
   [MWEG], 26 Jan. 1861
   [MWEG], 2 Feb. 1861
   [MWEG], 9 Feb. 1861
   [MWEG], 16 Feb. 1861
   [MWEG], 23 Feb. 1861
   [MWEG], 2 Mar. 1861
   [MWEG], 16 Mar. 1861
   [MWEG], 4 May 1861
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Manchester 1861]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 14 Nov. 2015