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: Johann Nepomuk Berger
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|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:
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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