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Steinitz - Dubois Match

Wilhelm Steinitz5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Serafino Dubois3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Steinitz - Dubois (1862)

London, England; July 25th 1862— August 5th 1862

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Wins ————————————————————————————————— Steinitz 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 Dubois 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 ————————————————————————————————— Format: The first to five wins is the victor, draws not counting.(1) Stakes: £10.

Bobby Fischer did a series of articles on the games of this match in Chess Life in the April to December 1964 issues.

Missing information
Dates for all games.

(1) The Chess Congress of 1862, Löwenthal, London 1864 p(lxxv)

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Steinitz vs Dubois 1-0401862Steinitz - DuboisC51 Evans Gambit
2. Dubois vs Steinitz 1-0371862Steinitz - DuboisC54 Giuoco Piano
3. Dubois vs Steinitz 1-0291862Steinitz - DuboisC45 Scotch Game
4. Steinitz vs Dubois 1-0341862Steinitz - DuboisC41 Philidor Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-13-16  zanzibar: <The Congress had now entered on its eighth week, and the Handicap still remained unfinished. The London season was at an end, and but few cared to stay in town to witness the remaining proceedings, the players, also, whose contests were undecided, being seized with a wish for relaxation, after two months devoted to Chess play. By common consent, the Handicap was adjourned until a few weeks' repose in the country should re-invigorate their powers. The members of the London Chess Club, however, not satiated with all that had taken place, were desirous of testing the relative strength of Messrs. Anderssen and Paulsen, and of Messrs. Dubois and Steinitz. They therefore instituted two matches between the respective parties, for a stake of £10 in each case, the winners of five games to be winners respectively. The result of these interesting contests was as follows :—

Anderssen . 3 Paulsen . 3 Drawn . 2

Steinitz . 5 Dubois . 3 Drawn . 1>

From Lowenthal <London Chess Congress (1862)> p lxxv

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Reconstructing the schedule of this match is challenging because news of its progress in contemporary periodicals was scant, and none of the games were published until the following year. But we know it took place in a two-week period across July and August.

The following is Tim Harding's proposed schedule of the order of games and dates, presented in his <Steinitz in London> (McFarland, 2020). The only documented date is that the final game took place on August 5th. The game order is markedly different to that of Fischer, who followed the arrangement of Bachmann.

Game 1: Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 July 25th

Game 2: Steinitz vs Dubois, 1862 July 26th or 28th

Game 3: Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 July 29th

Game 4: Steinitz vs Dubois, 1862 July 30th

Game 5: Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 July 31st

Game 6: Steinitz vs Dubois, 1862 August 1st

Game 7: Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 August 2nd

Game 8: Steinitz vs Dubois, 1862 August 4th

Game 9: Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 August 5th

Dec-02-22  tastywalrus02: This were the matches that Fischer used to anasylse so deeply

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