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Staunton - Williams (1851)
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The Chess Player (Kling & Horwitz), vol.i no.17, Nov. 8th 1851, p.134:

A match has commenced between Messrs. Staunton and Williams, Mr. Staunton giving his opponent three games at starting. The player who first scores seven games to be the winner.

The end of the match is reported in the same magazine for the week dated November 29th (no.20, p.158). The following number reports (p.176):

We hear Mr. Staunton has offered to play another match with Mr. Williams, giving three games out of seven, for a larger stake, providing each player be limited to half an hour in making his move.

Game 1
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851
(A02) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 2
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A13) English, 78 moves, 0-1

Game 3
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(C01) French, Exchange, 68 moves, 0-1

Game 5
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 6
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A20) English, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 7
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851
(C41) Philidor Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 8
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 9
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851
(B44) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 10
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 11
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 12 (ILN, 22.11.1851, p.619)
Staunton vs E Williams, 1851
(A03) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 13
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 79 moves, 1-0

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