|3rd American Chess Congress (1874)|
The 3rd American Chess Congress was held in Chicago, Illinois from July 7th to the 16th, 1874. Eight US players participated in the double rounds event by paying an entry fee of $20. The participants were previous congress winner George Henry Mackenzie, previous congress participants Frederic Elder, Henry Hosmer, Max Judd, Hiram Kennicott and Frederick Perrin, and newcomers Frederick Bock and James Adams Congdon. The time control was 15 moves every hour. For the first time in an organized US tournament draws were not required to be replayed. As with many tournaments from the 19th century, no official scheduling was in place, so the games are organized below according to the days in which play began.|
Chicago, 7-16 July 1874
Four games were unavailable: Mackenzie - Congdon, Congdon - Mackenzie, Bock - Hosmer, and Hosmer - Bock. Elder and Kennicott withdrew early, but their games were included at the final.
1st Mackenzie 10½/12 ** 10 1½ 11 -- 11 11 11
2nd Hosmer 10 /12 01 ** 10 11 -- 11 11 11
3rd Judd 7 /10 0½ 01 ** 1½ -- 11 11 --
4th Bock 5½/12 00 00 0½ ** 1½ 11 1½ --
5th Elder 3½/ 6 -- -- -- 0½ ** 01 11 --
6th Perrin 2 /12 00 00 00 00 10 ** 10 --
7th Congdon 1½/12 00 00 00 0½ 00 01 ** --
8th Kennicott 0 /4 00 00 -- -- -- -- -- **
Mackenzie won his second title as well as the $225 grand prize by finishing clear first with +10 -1 =1, yet just half a point ahead of Hosmer.
The previous and next congresses were 2nd American Chess Congress (1871) and 4th American Chess Congress (1876).
Original collection: Game Collection: Chicago 1874, by User: suenteus po 147.
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|Sep-22-13|| ||FSR: One rarely sees such a high proportion of Fredericks in a tournament.|
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