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Franklin chess club vs Manhattan chess club
Compiled by gauer

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This would currently have to be constructed for (perhaps team club games of) different years, mainly of the 1880s-1930s period. It looks like the cities are not far enough away that the matches might not have been played by correspondence at all times, and that they instead met at one club or another for the game sessions.

The Philadelphia and New York clubs were likely two of the main centres for playing the games. The Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894) and Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907) were matches (the first began in March; 2nd in January), contested in both cities, and probably had a number of backers from their respective clubs.

Matches played in their respective city around that time are listed below:

New York city Philadelphia 1st American Chess Congress, New York (1857) (Oct-Nov, NYC) 5th American Chess Congress, New York (1880), Manhattan) Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) (Jan-March, NYC, St. Louis, New Orleans) Steinitz - Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890) (Dec-Jan, Manhattan club) Lasker - Ettlinger (1893) (Sept, NYC) 1st City Chess Club Tournament (1893) (Dec, NYC) Showalter - Hodges US Championship (1894) (Feb-April, Manhattan club) Showalter - Hodges US Championship Rematch (1894) (May-June, Brooklyn) Showalter - Albin (1894) (Sept-Dec) 2nd City Chess Club Tournament (1894) (Oct-Nov) ----------- Showalter - Kemeny US Championship (1896) (Feb-April) Napier - Marshall (1896) (Oct-Nov, Brooklyn) Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897) (Feb-April, NYC) Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1898) (Feb-April, NYC) Janowski - Showalter First Match (1898) (Nov-Jan, NYC) Janowski - Marshall First Match (1899) (Jan, Brooklyn & Manhattan clubs) Janowski Exhibition Series at Manhattan Chess Club (1899) (Jan-Feb, Manhattan club) Janowski - Showalter Second Match (1899) (March, Manhattan club) Janowski - Showalter Third Match (1899) (March-April, Brooklyn club) Marshall - Jaffe (1909) (Feb, NYC Rice club) Capablanca - Marshall (1909) (April-June, NYC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) 22nd New York State Chess Association Championship (1909) (July, Bath Beach / Brooklyn) New York Masters (1911) (Jan-Feb, café Boulevard, Manhattan, Rice, Staten Island and Brooklyn clubs) American National (1913) (Jan-Feb, Manhattan club) Quadrangular Masters (1913) (Aug-Sept, NYC) Marshall - Duras (1913) (Sept-Oct, Manhattan) New York Masters (1915) (April-May, NYC) Rice Memorial (1916) (Jan-Feb, NYC and suburbs) Jaffe - Janowski (1916) (Feb-March, Marshall's chess Divan, NYC) Janowski - Marshall, Match 5 (1916) (June, Manhattan club) Chajes - Janowski (1918) (March-May, Manhattan) New York (1918) (Oct-Nov, NYC) Marshall - Ed Lasker US Championship (1923) (March-May, NYC and elsewhere) New York (1924) (March-April, Hotel Alamac NYC) New York (1927) (Feb-March, Manhattan) US Championship (1936) (April-May, Hotel Astor) Wertheim Memorial (1951) (June, Manhattan) Rosenwald (1955/56) (Dec-Jan, Marshall club) Reshevsky - Byrne, D. (1957) (Aug-Sept, NYC) Fischer - Cardoso (1957) (Sept, NYC) United States Championship (1957/58) (Dec-Jan, NYC) United States Championship (1958/59) (Dec-Jan, NYC) US Championship (1962) (Dec-Jan, NYC) United States Championship (1966/67) (Dec-Jan, NYC)


Some simuls were hosted by famous players (for instance, Lasker (whose tours included J M Hanham vs Lasker, 1901 (kibitz #2) (Manhattan, late April through early May), Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1901 (kibitz #4) (May 17th, Philadelphia), Lasker vs St. E M Sala, 1901 (kibitz #75) (May 23rd, Davenport), Lasker vs H Bruening, 1901 (Milwaukee, May 24th), Lasker vs E B Adams, 1901 (Baltimore, May 30th), Lasker vs A Y Hesse, 1901 (<back?!> to Pittsburgh, early June) around this time) Capablanca, etc) at either clubs throughout the period were: Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1901 , Lasker vs J H Smythe, 1901 , Lasker vs F O Ballard, 1901 , etc (meanwhile, would any Manhattan vs Franklin club match have occurred this May, and was there any sort of historical reason amongst the 2 clubs that one would choose to host a simul versus the champion, and another to not use such a format)? Lasker returned to NYC and Philadelphia next autumn before venturing further westerly into some United States cities such as St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco, etc after Hallowe'en. Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1910 and Lasker vs S Mlotkowski, 1910 could have been an April (Franklin club) simul as well as Capablanca vs L K Franklyn, 1910 (a possible February Manhattan club) simul before the traditional May match-up of the city teams. Pillsbury vs S Mlotkowski, 1901 could have been an October Franklin club simul.

See also: (1) (a report of one of the first ever meetings of players of the respective clubs), (2) (1896 tournament report - see NY Sun, NY Evening post reports, etc), (3) (NY Evening Post reports that this 1897 event was the <<3rd> annual> - so expecting a normal occurrence around the end of May or start of June; until this point in the 14-player/side match, the Franklin club won 7½-6½ in 1895, but lost by the same score in the 2nd annual 1896 tournament), (4) Game Collection: US Open Tournament Index (has a number of indexed collections which are not yet presented for tid nomination of some NYC or Philadelphia events).


D M Martinez vs Mackenzie, 1880 
(C49) Four Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

H Davidson vs Mackenzie, 1880 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

D M Martinez vs Steinitz, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs D S Thompson, 1882 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

G Simonson vs S Roberts, 1883 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

O Michaelis vs Steinitz, 1883  
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves,

Steinitz vs S R Barrett, 1883 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Steinitz vs D S Thompson, 1883 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

D S Thompson vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

Steinitz vs D S Thompson, 1883
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort vs D M Martinez, 1884 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

J Elson vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

M M Sterling vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

C Newman vs N Jasnogrodsky, 1895 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

S Ricardo-Rocamora vs W P Shipley, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

G Reichhelm vs Showalter, 1895
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

D S Robinson vs L Schmidt, 1895
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 0-1

A K Robinson vs G Simonson, 1895 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Philadelphia vs NYC @ Franklin club
C Newman vs A Ettlinger, 1896 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

NYC vs Philadelphia @ Franklin club
E Delmar vs W P Shipley, 1896 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 54 moves, 1-0

Philadelphia vs NYC @ Franklin club
D G Baird vs H Voigt, 1896 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

August States team match
E Kemeny vs J M Hanham, 1897 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

August States team match
E Kemeny vs E Delmar, 1897
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

August States team match
S Bampton vs E Delmar, 1897
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

August States team match
W P Shipley vs J M Hanham, 1897
(C41) Philidor Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

August States team match
W P Shipley vs Pillsbury, 1897 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

August States team match
W P Shipley vs E Delmar, 1897
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1-0

August States team match
E Delmar vs McCutcheon, 1897 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

August States team match
S Bampton vs J M Hanham, 1897
(A80) Dutch, 82 moves, 0-1

E Kemeny vs Showalter, 1897 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

G Reichhelm vs N Jasnogrodsky, 1897
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

H Davidson vs W P Shipley, 1897
(C49) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

W M De Visser vs J Kaiser, 1897
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

S Bampton vs C B Isaacson, 1897
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Schmidt Jr vs H Voigt, 1897
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lipschutz vs J W Young, 1897 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Elson vs J C Halpern, 1897
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

G Simonson vs M Morgan, 1897 
(C01) French, Exchange, 20 moves, 0-1

E S Maguire vs A Vorrath, 1897
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Hodges vs D S Robinson, 1897
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

E Kemeny vs E Delmar, 1898
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

O Roething vs E Kemeny, 1899
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

E Kemeny vs J M Hanham, 1899
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

J C Halpern vs W P Shipley, 1899
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lipschutz vs McCutcheon, 1899
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 33 moves, 1-0

H Voigt vs J C Halpern, 1899
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Lipschutz vs E Kemeny, 1899
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 77 moves, 0-1

Lipschutz vs D S Robinson, 1899
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

H Voigt vs O Roething, 1904
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Delmar vs J Elson, 1904
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

L Schmidt vs A K Robinson, 1904
(C10) French, 31 moves, 0-1

D P Sailer vs B Siegheim, 1904
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 0-1

G Simonson vs J Roeske, 1904
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

A W Fox vs S Bampton, 1904
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

G Reichhelm vs J C Halpern, 1904
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Roething vs S Bampton, 1905
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs E Hymes, 1905 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

J C Halpern vs J Kaiser, 1905 
(C00) French Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

G Reichhelm vs A Cass, 1905 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

E Delmar vs M Morgan, 1905 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

S Bampton vs A W Fox, 1906
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Roething vs W P Shipley, 1906
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Magee vs E Delmar, 1906 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

B M Neill vs J M Hanham, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

D S Robinson vs G Simonson, 1906 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Bampton vs E Delmar, 1907 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

S Stadelman vs O Roething, 1907
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Rosenfeld vs M Morgan, 1907 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

E Delmar vs P Driver, 1908 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

J Magee vs O Roething, 1908
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

G Simonson vs J W Young, 1908
(C01) French, Exchange, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mlotkowski vs W D Cohn, 1909 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

W Ferris vs M Smith, 1909 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Simonson vs N Whitaker, 1909
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 0-1

C M Saulson vs C S Bonsall, 1909
(C10) French, 31 moves, 0-1

O Roething vs S Stadelman, 1909
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Goldberg vs M Smith, 1910
(C42) Petrov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

H Voigt vs M Smith, 1911
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

J W Young vs G Simonson, 1911
(C48) Four Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

P Johner vs W P Shipley, 1911
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

O Roething vs S Stadelman, 1911 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 0-1

B M Neill vs O Roething, 1912 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

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Marshall vs W P Shipley, 1913 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

M Smith vs S Bampton, 1913 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

S T Sharp vs Kupchik, 1915
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

L Rosen vs H Voigt, 1915
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

S T Sharp vs Capablanca, 1916
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 0-1

Kashdan vs S T Sharp, 1926 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

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