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New York vs Philadelphia
corr (1886), ?
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Defense (C25)  ·  0-1


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Jul-17-04  HailM0rphy: Hmmmmm either this very strange game is an internet match between the combind wits of NY and Philly (in 1884!!??) or Gisela Fischdick has lost her crown for coolest name :)
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  Ron: There were also games between chess clubs in different ciites besides this game, in the 19th century. I came across some in _The Chess Monthly_ 1858. How did they communicate the moves to each other? Well, I do not know, but I conjecture by telegraph or even telephone. The telephone was in existence, see
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The Phillies really beat on the Mets in this game, didn't they? In the 19th Century, these matches were usually played by mail. You might want to look in the database for some of the London-Edinburgh matches. Other forms of communication were much too expensive by the standards of the day. For example, sending a telegram from New York City to London after the liner The Great Eastern laid the first Trans-Atlantic cable cost one gold dollar per symbol, including spaces!
May-06-05  soberknight: New York's competitive teams were bad then and are bad now. Go Red Sox!
Dec-25-09  lipschutz: This game was played by mail between the New York Chess Club and the Franklin Chess Club of Philadelphia. New York actually resigned after 15...Qxf3. The rest of the moves given here are from Kemeny's (I think) analysis in the "Philadelphia Times". (See "International Chess Magazine", October 1886, pp 310-12)
Dec-26-09  AnalyzeThis: I love these games from the 1800's. No high fallutin' positional nonsense, these guys just got right at it and slugged it out.
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  WannaBe: All white needs to do, is to move that h-rook, one more time, and black would have been a goner!!


Feb-22-13  torrefan: Unbelievable that New York lost here. It's supposed to be the city that never slips!
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