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London 1883 Vizayanagaram Tournament
Compiled by MissScarlett
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This was the minor event held the same time as London (1883). It was funded by a 200 donation by the Maharajah of Vizayanagaram (perhaps more accurately spelled Vizianagram, but it's too late to change now), which was split into five prizes of 60, 50, 40, 30, 20. Four additional prizes, totalling 40, were added later: 15 for 6th place, 10 for 7th, 8 for 8th, 7 for 9th.

The qualifications for players to be admitted were reported in the <British Chess Magazine>, March 1883, p. 103:

"This tournament shall be open to such players of all nations as shall not, in the opinion of the Managing Committee, be clearly marked out by their public performance as eligible only for the major tournament. The committee in deciding such eligibility will be guide principally by the following considerations: 1. Whether a player in any international touranment since 1869 has made a score equal to half the score of the winner: 2. Whether a player has in public match play achieved distinction equivalent to the preceding."

The experimental rule in the International tournament requiring that draws be replayed was not in force for the minor tournament, so that draws counted the usual 1/2-point for each player. The time control was 20 moves in one hour, and hours of play were scheduled from 7:00 PM until midnight so as not to conflict with the morning sessions of the International tournament. However, players were given the option of playing in the morning as well, and many took advantage of this to finish their schedule sooner. Hence, any round-by-round summary would be misleading, even if such were available.

Most of the players came various regions of England, but one of the few foreigners carried off the honors.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Curt von Bardeleben X 1 1 = 1 = = 1 1 1 0 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 21.5 2. B W Fisher 0 X 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20.5 3. George Alcock MacDonnell 0 0 X 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 19.5 4. Isidor Gunsberg = 1 0 X 1 = 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 19.0 5. George Hatfeild Gossip 0 0 1 0 X 1 0 = 1 1 = = 0 1 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17.5 6. Charles Edward Ranken = 1 1 = 0 X = 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 17.5 7. Charles J Lambert = 0 0 0 1 = X 0 0 1 1 1 0 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16.5 8. Thomas Henry Piper 0 1 0 0 = 0 1 X 0 0 1 1 1 = = = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16.0 9. Henry Lee 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 X 0 = 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15.5 10 W Mundell 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 1 1 1 0 = 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 15.0 11 Walter Montague Gattie 1 0 0 1 = 1 0 0 = 0 x 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.5 12 Andrew Hunter 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 14.5 13 John Lord = 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.5 14 W A Lindsay 0 0 0 0 0 0 = = 0 1 1 1 1 X 0 = = 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 12.0 15 James Innes Minchin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 0 1 X 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.0 16 W Vyse = 0 = 0 = 0 0 = 0 1 0 0 = = 0 X 0 = = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 11.5 17 F S Ensor 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 X 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 18 Levi Benima 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 = 0 X 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 10.5 19 Cyril Vansittart 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 1 0 1 0 = 0 0 = 1 1 X 0 1 0 = 1 = 1 10.5 20 Leon Febvret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 X = 1 1 1 1 0 8.0 21 William Newham 0 0 0 1 0 = 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = X 0 1 1 1 1 7.0 22 James Samuel West 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 1 0 1 1 7.0 23 Richard Rabson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 = 0 1 = 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 6.0 24 Arthur Giles Puller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 1 4.0 25 Richard Pilkington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.5 26 F H Dudley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 1.0

The game between Gunsberg and Lee was given as a loss for both players.

Games awaiting upload: Lord - Vansittart (MWP, 31.05.1884) - submitted

Dudley - MacDonell (ISDN, 29.09.1883) - submitted

Ranken - MacDonnell (L&W, 05.01.1884, p.18) - submitted

Gossip - Hunter (ISDN, 07.11.1885, p.182) - submitted

West - MacDonnell (ISDN, 04.08.1883, p.527) - submitted

Puller - MacDonnell (ISDN, 23.07.1887, p.543) - submitted

TB, #243, p.311
B W Fisher vs Von Bardeleben, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

TB, #244, p.312; ISDN 17.11.1883
G MacDonnell vs Von Bardeleben, 1883
(B40) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

TB, #245, p.313
F S Ensor vs Von Bardeleben, 1883
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 0-1

TB, #246, p.314
Von Bardeleben vs L Benima, 1883
(A20) English, 57 moves, 1-0

TB, #247, p.316; MP, 04.06.1883, p.2
W M Gattie vs Von Bardeleben, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 57 moves, 1-0

TB, #248, p.317
Von Bardeleben vs J Minchin, 1883
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

TB, #249, p.318; ISDN, 21.07.1883
B W Fisher vs G MacDonnell, 1883 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

TB, #250, p.319
C E Ranken vs B W Fisher, 1883
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

TB, #251, p.320
T H Piper vs B W Fisher, 1883
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

TB, #252, p.321
B W Fisher vs C J Lambert, 1883 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 1-0

TB, #253, p.322
H Lee vs B W Fisher, 1883
(C14) French, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

TB, #254, p.323
F S Ensor vs B W Fisher, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

TB, #255, p.325
G MacDonnell vs Gossip, 1883
(A17) English, 27 moves, 0-1

TB, #256, p.326
C J Lambert vs G MacDonnell, 1883 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

TB, #257, p.326
C E Ranken vs Gunsberg, 1883
(C49) Four Knights, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #258, p.328
Gunsberg vs T H Piper, 1883
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

TB, #259, p.329
Gunsberg vs W M Gattie, 1883
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

TB, #260, p.331
Gunsberg vs F Hunter, 1883
(A84) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

TB, #261, p.331
J Minchin vs Gunsberg, 1883
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

TB, #262, p.333
F S Ensor vs Gunsberg, 1883
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

TB, #263, p.333
J S West vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C49) Four Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

TB, #264, p.334
Gossip vs C E Ranken, 1883 
(C48) Four Knights, 57 moves, 1-0

TB, #265, p.335
Gossip vs T H Piper, 1883
(C01) French, Exchange, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #266, p.336
W M Gattie vs Gossip, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #267, p.339
Von Bardeleben vs C E Ranken, 1883 
(C28) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #268, p.340
L Febvret vs Gossip, 1883 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

TB, #269, p.341
H Lee vs C E Ranken, 1883
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

TB, #270, p.342
W M Gattie vs C E Ranken, 1883 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

TB, #271, p.344
C E Ranken vs L Benima, 1883 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 0-1

TB, #272, p.345
F Hunter vs C E Ranken, 1883
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

TB, #273, p.346
H Lee vs C J Lambert, 1883
(C14) French, Classical, 49 moves, 1-0

TB, #274, p.347
F S Ensor vs C J Lambert, 1883
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

TB, #275, p.348
L Benima vs C J Lambert, 1883
(C11) French, 44 moves, 0-1

TB, #276, p.349
T H Piper vs W A Lindsay, 1883
(B30) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #277, p.351
T H Piper vs J Minchin, 1883
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #278, p.352
T H Piper vs F S Ensor, 1883 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

TB, #279, p.353
C B Vansittart vs T H Piper, 1883 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

TB, #280, p.354
T H Piper vs L Benima, 1883 
(A04) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

TB, #281, p.355
W Mundell vs H Lee, 1883
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

TB, #282, p.356
H Lee vs F S Ensor, 1883 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

TB, #283, p.357
R Rabson vs H Lee, 1883 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

TB, #284, p.358
H Lee vs L Benima, 1883
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

TB, #285, p.359
W M Gattie vs J S West, 1883
(C11) French, 54 moves, 1-0

TB, #286, p.360
J Lord vs W M Gattie, 1883
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 0-1

TB, #287, p.361
J Lord vs F S Ensor, 1883
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

TB, #288, p.362
J Minchin vs J Lord, 1883
(A04) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

TB, #289, p.363; MWP, 26.01.1884
L Benima vs J Lord, 1883
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

TB, #290, p.364
W Vyse vs W A Lindsay, 1883
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

TB, #291, p.365
J Minchin vs W Vyse, 1883
(C58) Two Knights, 39 moves, 1-0

TB, #292, p.366
J Minchin vs C B Vansittart, 1883 
(C27) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 1-0

TB, #293, p.366
W L Newham vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C48) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1-0

TB, #294, p.368
G MacDonnell vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 66 moves, 1-0

TB, #295, p.369
G MacDonnell vs T H Piper, 1883
(A02) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

TB, #296, p.370
J Minchin vs G MacDonnell, 1883
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

CPC, 1883, p.159
C E Ranken vs C J Lambert, 1883
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

CPC, 1883, p.167; L&W 13.10.1883
W Vyse vs C E Ranken, 1883
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

BCM, Dec 1883, p.406
C E Ranken vs F S Ensor, 1883
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

BCM, Jan 1884, p.15
C E Ranken vs J Lord, 1883 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

BCM, Jan 1884, p.16
T H Piper vs C E Ranken, 1883
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

MWP, 31.05.1884
J Lord vs C B Vansittart, 1883
(C59) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

ISDN, 29.09.1883, p.62
F H Dudley vs G MacDonnell, 1883
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

L&W, 05.01.1884, p.18
C E Ranken vs G MacDonnell, 1883
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

ISDN, 07.11.1885, p.182
Gossip vs A Hunter, 1883 
(B01) Scandinavian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

ISDN, 04.08.1883, p.527
J S West vs G MacDonnell, 1883
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

ISDN, 23.07.1887, p.543
A G Puller vs G MacDonnell, 1883 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 0-1

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