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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: James Glover Grundy

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Grundy vs M Judd ½-½9518805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
2. M Judd vs J Grundy 0-14018805th American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
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. E Delmar vs J Grundy  0-17018805th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
6. J Grundy vs E Delmar 1-010718805th American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
7. J Grundy vs J A Congdon 1-04218805th American Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
8. J A Congdon vs J Grundy  0-15618805th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
9. C Moehle vs J Grundy  ½-½2818805th American Chess CongressC25 Vienna
10. J Grundy vs C Moehle  ½-½6118805th American Chess CongressC70 Ruy Lopez
11. A Cohnfeld vs J Grundy 0-14418805th American Chess CongressC44 King's Pawn Game
12. J Grundy vs A Cohnfeld  1-03018805th American Chess CongressC41 Philidor Defense
13. J Grundy vs Sellman  1-06518805th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
14. Sellman vs J Grundy 1-03718805th American Chess CongressC10 French
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 Grundy vs P Ware 0-15718805th American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. P Ware vs J Grundy 0-16418805th American Chess CongressD00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Grundy vs Mackenzie  0-13818805th American Chess CongressC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Mackenzie vs J Grundy  1-03718805th American Chess CongressC46 Three Knights
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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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