Manchester (1890) – a first look

Manchester (1890) –  6th BCA Congress 20-player RR⁽¹⁾     August 25th – September 8th, 1890    at Athenaeum, Princess Street, Manchester ENG. Time Control:    20 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelope adjournments(?).   Playing sessions⁽³⁾:   2 games/day + 1 game/day,  12pm- 4pm and 6:00-10:00pm sessions.                           …

Amsterdam (1889) – a first look

Amsterdam (1889) –  International Tournament 9-player RR⁽¹⁾     August 26th-31th    at Cafe Red Lion, Vygendam, Amsterdam NED. Time Control:  18 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelope adjournments(?).   Playing sessions:   2 games/day + 1 game/day,  12pm- 4pm and 6:30-10:30pm sessions.                                      …

Amsterdam (1889) – 365 vs CG comparison

If this is unfamiliar please find a previous example in the blog: Five games were found with differences, plus <CG> is missing two stubs (one missing game + one forfeit) ========================================================================== Amsterdam (1889) ========================================================================== 365 vs CG – i.e. 365 first, CG second ———————————————————————- 1889.08.26 A03 38 (R1) 1-0 Lasker — Bauer Tpos 6.Nf3, 7.Nc3;…

Amsterdam (1889) – working notes

TB Round Number index R-1 G-1 p14/22 R-2 G-5 p20/28 R-3 G-9 p25/33 R-4 G-13 p35/43 R-5 G-17 p45/53 R-6 G-21 p52/60 R-7 G-25 p60/68 R-8 G-29 p68/76 R-9 G-33 p77/85 ==================================================================== Haagsche courant 28-08-1889 De internationale schaakwedstrijd, uitgeschreven door het „Amsterdamsch Schaakgenootschap”, is Zondag begonnen en zal de gansche week duren. Deelnemers le klasse…

Amsterdam (1889) – Tournament Book (en + de)

The Amsterdam (1889) tournament book can be found on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=OVzzAAAAMAAJ Der internationale schachkongress zu Amsterdam im august, 1889 by Dirk van Foreest, I. D. Tresling J.L. Beijers, 1891 * * * * * For convenience, here is a Google translation to English of an extract of the original German, followed by the original text…

Breslau (1889) – a first look

Breslau (1889) –  6th DSB Chess Congress 18-player RR     July 15th-26th   at Restaurant “Zum Munchener Kinde“⁽¹⁾, Breslau GER. Time Control:  20 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions:   2 games/day + 1 game/day,  9am- 1pm and 4-8pm sessions.                                …

Breslau (1889) – 365 vs CG

As usual, the PGN of each site’s version of the tournament is compared, and resolved against the TB (or other). The online versions of both <Chessbase> (CB) and <NIC> are also consulted once a difference is spotted. There are 16 games out of 153 that differ: ========================================================================== Bresleau (1889) ========================================================================== 365 vs CG – i.e.…

New York (1889) – working notes (including TB index + round dates)

========================================================================== Missing games 1889.03.25 A00 0 (R1.1) 1-0 Judd — Showalter 1889.03.26 A00 0 (R2.1) 1-0 Delmar — Bird ========================================================================== Dating games I used dates, and rounds if needed, to modify Fritz games. 1.1 1889.03.25 Mon 2.1 1889.03.26 Tue 3.1 1889.03.27 Wed 4.1 1889.03.28 Thu 5.1 1889.03.29 Fri 6.1 1889.03.30 Sat 7.1 1889.04.01 Mon 8.1…

New York (1889) – a comparison of database versions

There is always a certain amount of  trial and error involved in first assembling a tournament. For instance, which database to use as a launching pad for the first iteration of tournament games. Recently, I’ve been using <365chess> quite a bit for this purpose, but for <New York (1889)> I found a complete version of…