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🏆 5th American Chess Congress (1880)

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The 5th American Chess Congress was held at the Manhattan Chess Club in ... [more]

Player: George Henry Mackenzie

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Cohnfeld vs Mackenzie 0-12918805th American Chess CongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Mackenzie vs A Cohnfeld  1-04518805th American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
3. J Grundy vs Mackenzie  1-04618805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Mackenzie vs J Grundy ½-½3718805th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
5. Mackenzie vs P Ware  1-05818805th American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. P Ware vs Mackenzie  0-14918805th American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
7. Mackenzie vs Sellman ½-½6118805th American Chess CongressC00 French Defense
8. Sellman vs Mackenzie  ½-½2918805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Mackenzie vs J A Congdon ½-½6618805th American Chess CongressC14 French, Classical
10. J A Congdon vs Mackenzie  0-15618805th American Chess CongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. C Moehle vs Mackenzie  0-13218805th American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
12. Mackenzie vs C Moehle 0-13618805th American Chess CongressA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. Mackenzie vs J S Ryan 1-03418805th American Chess CongressC00 French Defense
14. J S Ryan vs Mackenzie 0-17618805th American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
15. Mackenzie vs M Judd  ½-½3718805th American Chess CongressC14 French, Classical
16. M Judd vs Mackenzie 0-13618805th American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
17. Mackenzie vs E Delmar  1-03218805th American Chess CongressC46 Three Knights
18. E Delmar vs Mackenzie 0-14918805th American Chess CongressA13 English
19. Mackenzie vs J Grundy  1-03718805th American Chess CongressC46 Three Knights
20. J Grundy vs Mackenzie  0-13818805th American Chess CongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: No mention of the Ware--Grundy controversy?! Hmmm...

Actually, there's not been any commentary whatsoever about this tournament. Let's kick off with this quote from Soltis' <Chess Lists> p61

~<The 5th American Chess, held in NY in 1880, was a weak tournament and produced both a poor tournament book and an atrocious series of games. It is forgotten except for an incident in the final round...>

Soltis, master of understatement.

Actually, this incident is a little infamous, but not isolated. In the interest of fair play, Soltis also comments on Anderssen--Szen from <London (1851)>, a story I was unfamiliar with, plus a few others.

Mar-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: The Gilberg tb is available online:

https://archive.org/details/fiftham...

Mar-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: PS- That link should probably find its way into the intro.
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