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🏆 Hamburg (1885) Chess Event Description
The 4th Deutscher Schachkongress took place in Hamburg in 1885. It included the 4th Meisterturnier (master's tournament) organized by the Deutscher Schachbund (DSB); the first three were ... [more]

Player: James Mason

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gunsberg vs J Mason 0-1591885HamburgC11 French
2. J Mason vs Bird 1-0521885HamburgA80 Dutch
3. Mackenzie vs J Mason 0-1411885HamburgD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Noa vs J Mason  ½-½271885HamburgC11 French
5. W Paulsen vs J Mason  0-1731885HamburgC02 French, Advance
6. J Mason vs Englisch ½-½421885HamburgD04 Queen's Pawn Game
7. J Mason vs Taubenhaus 1-0521885HamburgE14 Queen's Indian
8. J Mason vs F Riemann 0-1581885HamburgD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. J Mason vs M Bier  1-0411885HamburgC45 Scotch Game
10. A Schottlaender vs J Mason  0-1381885HamburgB06 Robatsch
11. J N Berger vs J Mason ½-½251885HamburgC11 French
12. J Mason vs E Schallopp  0-1761885HamburgA03 Bird's Opening
13. J Mason vs Tarrasch 0-1441885HamburgA03 Bird's Opening
14. J Mason vs J Minckwitz  ½-½631885HamburgD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Von Gottschall vs J Mason  0-1571885HamburgC14 French, Classical
16. J Mason vs Max Weiss  ½-½401885HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-16  zanzibar: RE: missing Blackburne // Mason game:

<Even tournament books can be unreliable sources. The game that Blackburne lost to James Mason at Hamburg in 1885 is not in the book of the 4th German Federation Congress; the editors included a Blackburne win from another tournament by mistake. The correct game is still being sought.>

Apr-24-16  zanzibar: From the intro:

<Gunsberg proved himself here and later that he was one of the best chess players in the world in the 19th century>

Seems a bit too much of a claim. See here:

No Gunsberg.

Maybe it the claim were restricted a little to less than the entire 18th century:

Apr-24-16  zanzibar: Concerning the supposedly misattributed Mason--Blackburne game referred to in the 1st comment...

I'm curious, why didn't Harding say what tournament the game given in the Hamburg TB really belonged to?

Does anybody know?

And, given that the game presumably reflects a Mason--Blackburne encounter, if we don't know its proper attribution, what do we do with it?

Apr-25-16  zanzibar: Strike the above question, <Tab> answered it here:

Blackburne vs J Mason, 1885 (kibitz #7)

The game originally published in the <Hamburg (1885)> has the colors right, but the wrong result, since it belonged to the <Hereford (1885)> tournament. According to Harding, the only other complete source is <C-M v7 p40-41>. The Field also published the finish.

Still, I think Harding might include the above on the webpage, in addition to his Blackburne book.

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