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🏆 Liverpool vs Calcutta Telegraph Match (1880)

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This was a match by telegraph between the chess clubs of Liverpool (England) and Calcutta (now Kolkata, West Bengal, India). Two games (A and B) were played simultaneously, the match commencing on Thursday, 28th of October, 1880, and concluding in the following March. ... [more]

Player: City of Calcutta

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Liverpool vs Calcutta 1-0161880Liverpool vs Calcutta Telegraph MatchA13 English
2. Calcutta vs Liverpool  ½-½361880Liverpool vs Calcutta Telegraph MatchC01 French, Exchange
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Calcutta wins | Calcutta loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: A very well-written preamble to a historic, but not especially scintillating, match from chess's early modern era. Nigel Short once pointed out how astonishingly bad correspondence games were, despite all the advantages that the players have, and this is another brace of games that proves him right.

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