|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.
Missing information: No months or days. Only one game dated 1853, but more must have been played that year.
Harrwitz 0 1 1 = = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 9.5
Williams 1 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 2.5
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.
|Jan-30-15|| ||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|| ||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>
|Jan-30-15|| ||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|| ||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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