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🏆 5th American Chess Congress (1880) Chess Event Description
The 5th American Chess Congress was held at the Manhattan Chess Club in ... [more]

Player: John S Ryan

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Moehle vs J S Ryan 1-05618805th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
2. J S Ryan vs C Moehle  0-15018805th American Chess CongressA84 Dutch
3. J S Ryan vs E Delmar  0-14518805th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
4. E Delmar vs J S Ryan  1-05318805th American Chess CongressA02 Bird's Opening
5. J A Congdon vs J S Ryan  0-13918805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
6. J S Ryan vs J A Congdon  0-15518805th American Chess CongressC02 French, Advance
7. J S Ryan vs M Judd  0-16018805th American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
8. M Judd vs J S Ryan  1-03818805th American Chess CongressC00 French Defense
9. J S Ryan vs A Cohnfeld  1-04618805th American Chess CongressC00 French Defense
10. A Cohnfeld vs J S Ryan  0-13418805th American Chess CongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Ware vs J S Ryan 0-18118805th American Chess CongressA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J S Ryan vs P Ware  1-05618805th American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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. J S Ryan vs J Grundy  0-14718805th American Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. J Grundy vs J S Ryan  ½-½5718805th American Chess CongressC00 French Defense
17. J S Ryan vs Sellman  0-13318805th American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
18. Sellman vs J S Ryan  1-05118805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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.

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  zanzibar: The Gilberg tb is available online:

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  zanzibar: PS- That link should probably find its way into the intro.
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