"Havana, Feb. 16. Mr. J. H. Blackburne, the English chess champion, arrived here on the afternoon of the 11th, and was welcomed on behalf of the Havana Chess Club by the secretary of that organization, Seņor Adolfo Moliner. On the afternoon of the two following days Mr. Blackburne entertained some of the members of the Chess Club by playing off-hand games with them, and out of a large number of games so played Mr. Blackburne only lost one, and that to Seņor Lopez. In the cool of the evening of the 14th there was a large gathering of members and devotees of the game in the club rooms to witness the commencement of the match between the English champion and Seņor Golmayo, the Cuban champion. This match is for a small stake, and will be decided by the winning of five games by either player - drawn games not to count." - London Daily News, 3 March 1891, p. 3.
"Mr. Blackburne has been able, after all, to accept the invitation of the Havana Chess Club. He was to leave England for Cuba on January 28, under an agreement to give four simultaneous performances, of which two were to be blindfold; and to play matches of five games up, under a time limit of 20 moves per hour, with Senor Golmayo, and with Senor Vasquez. After leaving Havana be was to go to New Orleans, and probably to other American cities. There was some possibility, also, that arrangements would be made for a match between him and either Mr. Steinitz or Mr. Gunsberg." - The Australasian (Melbourne, Australia), 7th March 1891, p. 12.
BLACKBURNE IN HAVANA.
Advices received from Havana, under date 17th February, announce that Mr
J. H. Blackburne, the well known English Master, has commenced operations there, where he is on a visit at the invitation of the local Club, with
a match with Senor Golmayo.
The first game between them was fought on Saturday, when a Scotch Gambit was played and resulted in a draw. Blackburne obtained an early advantage, but needlessly giving his opponent a chance the latter cleverly equalised matters, and the game resulted in a draw at the 38th move.
In the second fight the Vienna game was adopted. Blackburne obtained an early advantage, which he subsequently increased by good play, and succeeded in scoring the game in thirty-six moves.
Mr. Blackburne received a warm reception on arrival in Cuba, and his visit is expected to afford the local players considerable enjoyment, including as it will do blindfold and simultaneous exhibitions, as well as short matches. - The Chess Player's Chronicle, Saturday 21st February 1891.
Havana, Cuba, 14 Feb - 3 March 1891
Based on an original game collection by User: TheFocus. Text by User: Chessical.
Blackburne = 1 0 1 0 1 = 1 0 1 6
Golmayo = 0 1 0 1 0 = 0 1 0 4