Hereford (1885) – a first look

Hereford (1885) – 1st CCA International Tournament 11-player RR⁽¹⁾     Aug 4-12th, 1885   at the Green Dragon (Hotel), Hereford ENG. Time Control:  15 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions:  Up to two sessions/day, begun at 10:30 am and 7 pm.  No play on Sundays. Entrance Fee: £2   Prizes: £60, 25, 15, 10 + £3 3s (CCA…

Source tags on CG (slight return)

There isn’t threading on CG, so let’s try to make one here for this discussion… some posts in the thread have been omitted at this editor’s (i.e. my) discretion: Apr-22-16 zanzibar: <chessgames> can we get a status call on the Source tag, and maybe a prognosis, svp? Apr-23-16 luftforlife: <chessgames.com>: Will inclusion at this time…

Jaffe’s commentary on Kashdan – 1931

That damn <MissS>  is causing trouble again: Apr-24-16 MissScarlett: Kashdan’s stock peaked in the early 1930s. In<The Jewish Criterion>, Vol. 77 No. 08, 2nd January, 1931, Charles Jaffe, ‘one of the world’s great chess masters’, discusses Kashdan, America’s greatest star since Paul Murphy [sic], and his prospects for defeating Alekhine. Apparently, Kashdan is already superior…

Nuremberg (1883) – a first look and comparison

Nuremberg (1883) – 3e DSB Congress 19-player RR     July 16 – Jul 30, 1883  in Gesellschaftshaus des “Museum”, Königstraße 1, Nuremburg⁽¹⁾. Time Control: 20 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 3pm-7pm (+ evenings?).  Entrance Fee: 25ℳ       Prizes: 1200ℳ, 800, 500, 300, 200, (120, 100, 80, 70). Prize Winners:  Winawer, Blackburne, Mason,…

London (1883) – a first look and comparison

London International Chess Tournament (1883) 14-player RR2⁽¹⁾    April 26 – June 23, 1883 in London, at Victoria Hall in the Criterion. Time Control: 15 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions: 12 noon – 5pm, 7pm-11pm.  Entrance Fee: £5       Prizes: £250, 150, 120, 90, 70, 50, 25. Links:  Chessgames,   Wikipedia,  EDO…

Chess Columnists/Editors

Let’s try to collect some of this info, occasionally relevant for historical researches. Others have better pages on this, I’m trying to fill in a few cracks (if that). Let’s start with the better pages… * * * * * The first place one should look is O’Keefe’s definitive listing, at the essential chess history…

Vienna (1882) – CG vs 365

PGN download: Vienna (1882).pgn Or should that be Chessgames vs The World? Again, I start by comparing two versions of a tournament, one from <CG>, the other from <365chess>. Specifically, <Vienna (1882)>. Ignoring for the moment missing games, the following is a comparison of games which both have, but which have different movelists. When a discrepancy…

Tales of bibliographical abbreviations:

Let me present Zavaratelli’s bibliography from his Kolisch book  first, since I prefer the abbreviations he’s adopted – almost entirely up and down the line:   64SO: 64 Shakhmatnoe Obodzrenie. Numbered according to single issues. ACI: The American Chess Journal. (Hallock until April 1877; Mason May 1877-April 1878; Mackenzie afterwards; problems: Loyd) 1876; 1: March 1878-July 1879:…

Berlin (1881) – Chessgames vs The world

Berlin (1881) – 2e DSB Congress 17-player RR⁽¹⁾    August 29 – September 17, 1881   in Berlin, at Germania  Restaurant,  34,  Taubenstrasse. Time Control: 15 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions: 9am – 1pm, 4-8pm, every day except Sundays and holidays, one game/day.  Entrance Fee: 30ℳ  ( £1 10s )       Prizes: 1200ℳ, 600, 400,…