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Alberoni - Judd Match

Max Judd8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Edward Alberoni4/12(+2 -6 =4)[games] Chess Event Description
Alberoni - Judd Match (1876)

Cleveland Chess Club, Cleveland, OH USA; 3 January 1876—13 January 1876

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Wins ——————————————————————————————————————— Judd 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6 Alberoni 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 2 ——————————————————————————————————————— Format: First to six wins, draws not counting, to be the victor. Time Control: 15 moves per hour Purse: $200 ($100 each side).

"The rooms of the Cleveland Chess Club, No. 12 Leader Building, are to become the scene of an important encounter between two of the strongest players in this country. The contestants are M. Edward Alberoni of New York, a gentleman of French birth and education, but for two years past a resident of this country, and Mr. Max Judd, a former resident of Cleveland, but at present living in St. Louis."(1)

"The match between Messrs. Judd and Alberoni commenced at Cleveland [...] for a stake of $100 a side, the winner of the first seven games to be the victor; drawn games to count one-half to each player."(2)

"The rules were those in Staunton's Praxis; the time limit fifteen moves an hour, with the time saved to apply on the same game. A three-fold repetition of the same series of moves by both players entitled either to claim a draw. Play to begin at 2 P.M., one game a day at least to be played. The first game to be played without intermission, and if a second game be begun but not finished by 10 P.M., then the player having the first move to deliver his move, sealed up, to the referee. The winner of the first six games, draws not counted, to win the match."(3)

"The series of games between Mr. Alberoni, of New York, and Mr. Max Judd, of St. Louis, began according to announcement, shortly after three o'clock yesterday. Bushnell White, Esq., was selected as referee, and it was decided that the winner of the first six games should be declared victor. A number of the members of the Cleveland Club were present during the afternoon and evening, and watch the admirable play of the two aspirants with great interest. [...] The second game was begun last evening, and adjourned at ten o'clock, on the twentieth move, leaving a highly critical and interesting position. Play will be resumed this afternoon."(4)

(1) Cleveland Leader, 1876.01.03, p8
(2) Chicago Tribune, 1876.01.09, p8
(3) Dubuque Chess Journal, n71, March 1876, p83
(4) Cleveland Leader, 1876.01.04, p8

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Alberoni vs M Judd ½-½681876Alberoni - Judd MatchC15 French, Winawer
2. M Judd vs E Alberoni  ½-½221876Alberoni - Judd MatchC41 Philidor Defense
3. E Alberoni vs M Judd ½-½401876Alberoni - Judd MatchC01 French, Exchange
4. M Judd vs E Alberoni  ½-½651876Alberoni - Judd MatchB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  jnpope: Note: Games 1 and 2 as well as 7 and 8 were started on the same day. Hopefully CG can amend their SQL to order by "date,round" instead of just by "date" (suggestion submitted).

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