After the Ball . . .

Oct 6, 2009, 7:27 PM |

After the Great Tournament of 1851, there were some going-ons that were worth noting, as Kling and Horwitz did below:


Matches played at the St. George's Chess Club:—

No. 1.—The match between Mr. Stanuton and Major Jacnisch has terminated in favour of Mr. Staunton, Mr. S. scoring seven to Major J.'s two, and two games were drawn. We understand that Major Jaenisch will soon return to his native country.

No. 2.—The match between Mr. Horwitz and Mr. Bird, after a hard contest, has terminated in favour of Mr. Horwitz. The latter won seven games against Mr. Bird's three, and four were drawn.

No. 3,—A third match is pending between Mr. Loewenthal and Mr. Williams ; each party has won a game, and one game was drawn. We also understand that a match will be played by Captain Kennedy and Mr. Loewe.

We hear there has been already collected for the Chess Tournament in Berlin a sum of 1000 Prussian thalers—equal to about 150 l. English money.

A fete was given on the 18th ult. by the United Chess Club of Potsdam and Berlin to M. Anderssen, on his return from the Tournament in London. Sixty members were present ; among the number was Max Lange, a distinguished chess-player from Magdeburg. Before sitting down to supper, the latter and Andersseu played a game together for the edification of the spectators, and Anderssen came off victorious. M. Anderssen is now on his way to the Baths at Salzbrun, and thence returns to his birth-place, Breslau, to resume his functions as professor at the Gymnasium.