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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
1st Michigan State Chess Association Tournament

Otho Michaelis7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Harsen Darwin Smith7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
John Paul Swan3.5/8(+3 -4 =1)[games]
William D de Normandie4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Henry Harding1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
William P Lilienfeld0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Edwin Charles Nichols0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
1st Michigan State Chess Association Tournament (1869)

Jackson, MI USA; 19 January 1869—23 January 1869
Participants competed in two knock-out rounds with the survivors competing in a final round-robin tournament.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Round 1 —————————————┐ Michaelis │ +2=0-0 ├——┐ Round 2 Desenberg │ │ —————————————┐ —————————————┘ │ Michaelis │ ├── +2=0-0 ├──┐ —————————————┐ │ Nichols │ │ │ │ —————————————┘ │ Nichols bye ├——┘ │ │ │ —————————————┘ │ │ —————————————┐ │ Smith │ │ +2=0-0 ├——┐ │ Championship 1 2 3 Wins Place/Prizes Lilienfeld │ │ —————————─———┐ │ —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— —————————————┘ │ Smith │ │ 1 Michaelis ••• 1 0 1½1 3 1st Gold Medal and Pin (valued $75) ├── +2=1-1 ├──┼── 2 Smith 0 1 ••• 0 1 2 2nd Set of Chess Men (valued $25) —————————————┐ │ de Normandie │ │ 3 J. Swan 0½0 1 0 ••• 1 de Normandie │ │ ——————————─——┘ │ —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— +2=2-1 ├——┘ │ Format: Two decisive games were required, draws did not count. Penny │ │ —————————————┘ │ │ —————————————┐ │ J. Swan │ │ +2=0-1 ├——┐ │ Harding │ │ —————————————┐ │ —————————————┘ │ J. Swan │ │ ├── (forfeit) ├──┘ —————————————┐ │ H. Swan │ │ │ —————————————┘ H. Swan bye ├——┘ │ —————————————┘ ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


Participants
William D. de Normandie (Battle Creek), Meyer H Desenberg, Sr (Kalamzoo), Henry Harding (East Saginaw), William P Lilienfeld (Kalamazoo), Otto Michaelis (Dearborn), Edwin Charles Nichols (Battle Creek), Charles Wilcox Penny (Jackson), Harsen Darwin Smith (Jackson), Henry Harrison Swan (Detroit), and John Paul Swan (Detroit).

Individiual Matches

Round 1 1 2 3 4 5 Wins ————————————————————————————— Michaelis 1 1 2 Desenberg 0 0 0 ————————————————————————————— Smith 1 1 2 Lilienfeld 0 0 0 ————————————————————————————— J. Swan 1 0 1 2 Harding 0 1 0 1 ————————————————————————————— de Normandie ½ ½ 0 1 1 2 Penny ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ————————————————————————————— Nichols and H. Swan had byes ————————————————————————————— Format: First player to score two wins moved on.

Round 2 1 2 3 4 Wins ——————————————————————————— Smith 0 1 ½ 1 2 de Normandie 1 0 ½ 0 1 ——————————————————————————— Michaelis 1 1 2 Nichols 0 0 0 ——————————————————————————— J. Swan +* H. Swan - ——————————————————————————— * H. Swan forfeited to J. Swan without play. Format: First player to score two wins moved on.


Performance Standings

Won Lost Drawn Rank Michaelis 7 1 1 1st Smith 6 3 1 2nd J. Swan 3 4 1 3rd de Normandie 3 3 3 4th Harding 1 2 0 5th Penny 1 2 2 6th Desenberg 0 2 0 7th-9th Lilienfeld 0 2 0 7th-9th Nichols 0 2 0 7th-9th H. Swan 0 0 0 10th


Sources
Jackson Daily Citizen, 1869.01.20, p4
Jackson Daily Citizen, 1869.01.21, p4
Jackson Daily Citizen, 1869.01.22, p4
Jackson Daily Citizen, 1869.01.23, p4
Jackson Weekly Citizen, 1869.01.26, p5

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H D Smith vs William P Lilienfeld  1-02118691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC40 King's Knight Opening
2. H Harding vs J Swan  0-12818691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentB20 Sicilian
3. O Michaelis vs E Nichols 1-01618691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC51 Evans Gambit
4. William D de Normandie vs H D Smith  0-12718691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC55 Two Knights Defense
5. H D Smith vs William D de Normandie 1-05518691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC50 Giuoco Piano
6. J Swan vs O Michaelis  0-14218691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentA20 English
7. O Michaelis vs H D Smith  0-12618691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC45 Scotch Game
8. H D Smith vs O Michaelis  0-13218691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC66 Ruy Lopez
9. H D Smith vs J Swan 1-01418691st Michigan State Chess Association TournamentC00 French Defense
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