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Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53 Match

Daniel Harrwitz9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[view games]
Elijah Williams2.5/12(+1 -8 =3)[view games]
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Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53

Played in London, England from December 4, 1852 - January 9, 1853, and from March 8 - 18, 1853. Delay from January until March was due to illness on the part of Harrwitz.

Harrwitz 0 1 1 = = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 9.5 Williams 1 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 2.5

Missing information: No months or days. Only one game dated 1853, but more must have been played that year.

Original collection: Game Collection: 1852/53 Harrwitz - Williams by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Harrwitz vs E Williams 1-071 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C30 King's Gambit Declined
2. Harrwitz vs E Williams 1-064 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. Harrwitz vs E Williams 0-153 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C30 King's Gambit Declined
4. Harrwitz vs E Williams 1-055 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. E Williams vs Harrwitz 0-132 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C42 Petrov Defense
6. E Williams vs Harrwitz  ½-½66 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C50 Giuoco Piano
7. E Williams vs Harrwitz 0-194 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. E Williams vs Harrwitz  ½-½59 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C50 Giuoco Piano
9. Harrwitz vs E Williams ½-½53 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C41 Philidor Defense
10. E Williams vs Harrwitz 1-032 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C50 Giuoco Piano
11. E Williams vs Harrwitz 0-118 1852 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C50 Giuoco Piano
12. Harrwitz vs E Williams  1-049 1853 Harrwitz - Williams 1852/53C33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: OK, what games were played in 1853?

According to the version I downloaded, only one game, R12, was played in 1853.

All the other games were played in 1852, with games 1 and 3 having exact dates.

In this case I agree with the <Missing Information> in the bio.

Jan-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: According to <The Field - Sat 1853-01-01> the conditions of the match were:

<The terms of this match are, that the player who first wins seven games is to be declared the victor, and that <King's Pawn two Squares> shall be each player's first move throughout the contest.>

The match commenced at the <London Chess Club> between two of the best players in this society, <renowned German blindfold player Herr Harrwitz, and Mr. Elijah Williams>

http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

Jan-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Using the <O'Keefe Timeline> at <Chess Archeology>, there is a full listing of all twelve games in <The London Field>, between 1/1/1853 and 4/23/1843, with some confusing ordering

<
R1 - 1/1
R2 - 1/15
R4 - 1/22
R6 - 1/29
R7 - 2/5
R5 - 2/19
R6 - 2/26
R7 - 3/5
R8 - 3/8
R10 - 4/2
R11 - 4/16
R12 - 4/23
>

Explicit dates are only given for the last two games in the series, R11 (concluded 3/15/1853) and R12 (3/18/1853).

Jan-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: No mention of Harrwitz's illness is made in <The Field> (afaik).

In the April 30, 1853 issue Harrwitz issues an open challenge to Stanton, with these conditions (among others):

<

Stake of 50 guineas/side

Audience limited to 4 friends/side

First to win 11 games

Meet thrice/week

<"In order to increase the interest in the game, Herr H. proposes that each party play for his first move in every game, King's Pawn two squares.">

Time limit of one of either 5/10/15/20 minutes/move - at Staunton's choice.

Surrey-Street, Strand, April 30, 1853

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