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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
3rd American Chess Congress Tournament

George Henry Mackenzie8.5/10(+8 -1 =1)[view games]
Henry Hosmer8/10(+8 -2 =0)[view games]
Max Judd7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Frederick Bock5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[view games]
Frederick H Elder3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[view games]
Frederick Perrin2/12(+2 -10 =0)[view games]
James Adams Congdon1.5/10(+1 -8 =1)[view games]
Hiram Kennicott0/4(+0 -4 =0)[view games]

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3rd American Chess Congress (1874)
The third United States Chess Congress was held in the city of Chicago, Illinois from July 7th to the 16th, 1874. Eight American chess masters and players participated in the "double rounds" master event by paying an entry fee of $20. The participants were previous US Congress winner George Henry Mackenzie, previous US Congress participants Frederic Elder, Henry Hosmer, Max Judd, Hiram Kennicott, and Frederick Perrin, as well as Frederick Bock and James Adams Congdon.

The time control was fifteen moves every hour and for the first time in an organized US tournament draws were not required to be replayed. Elder and Kennicott both had to withdraw before their games could be completed, however the games played, their scores, and subsequent standings were included at the final. Games decided by forfeit have been omitted from this collection.

As with many tournaments and events from the 19th century, no official organization of rounds or scheduling was in place, so the games are organized below according to the days in which play began. Mackenzie won his second consecutive American Chess Congress as well as the $225 grand prize by finishing clear first with +9, yet just half a point of second place Hosmer.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Mackenzie 10/12 ** 10 1 11 -- 11 11 11 2nd Hosmer 10 /12 01 ** 10 11 -- 11 11 11 3rd Judd 7 /10 0 01 ** 1 -- 11 11 -- 4th Bock 5/12 00 00 0 ** 1 11 1 -- 5th Elder 3/ 6 -- -- -- 0 ** 01 11 -- 6th Perrin 2 /12 00 00 00 00 10 ** 10 -- 7th Congdon 1/12 00 00 00 0 00 01 ** -- 8th Kennicott 0 /4 00 00 -- -- -- -- -- **

The 2nd American Chess Congress (1871) was held less than 3 years earlier and Philadelphia (1876) was the subsequent 4th congress.

Original collection: Game Collection: Chicago 1874, by User: suenteus po 147

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Kennicott vs H Hosmer  0-132 1874 3rd American Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
2. F Perrin vs J A Congdon 1-024 1874 3rd American Chess CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. M Judd vs Mackenzie 0-151 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
4. H Hosmer vs H Kennicott 1-029 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
5. F Bock vs F H Elder  ½-½57 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
6. Mackenzie vs M Judd  ½-½44 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. J A Congdon vs F Perrin 1-047 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. F H Elder vs F Bock  0-139 1874 3rd American Chess CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. F Perrin vs F H Elder 1-044 1874 3rd American Chess CongressB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. Mackenzie vs H Kennicott  1-050 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC26 Vienna
11. J A Congdon vs F Bock  ½-½32 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
12. H Kennicott vs Mackenzie  0-145 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
13. H Hosmer vs M Judd  0-156 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
14. F H Elder vs F Perrin  1-044 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
15. M Judd vs H Hosmer  0-121 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
16. F Bock vs J A Congdon  1-057 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
17. F Perrin vs Mackenzie 0-125 1874 3rd American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
18. Mackenzie vs F Perrin  1-032 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
19. F H Elder vs J A Congdon 1-031 1874 3rd American Chess CongressD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. F Bock vs M Judd  0-130 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
21. J A Congdon vs F H Elder 0-128 1874 3rd American Chess CongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. H Hosmer vs Mackenzie 1-047 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. Mackenzie vs H Hosmer  1-030 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. M Judd vs F Bock ½-½62 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
25. F Perrin vs F Bock  0-122 1874 3rd American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
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