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Ernst Falkbeer vs Clement Mansfield Ingleby
Birmingham (1858), Birmingham ENG, Aug-??
Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: This game is 1st game of Round 1 of Birmingham 1858 k.o. tournament.

Ingleby also lost his 2nd game against Falkbeer. These moves were not reported in todays databases.

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  whiteshark: Tim Harding wrote some interesting things about the circumstances of tournament:

<That> [Birmingham 1858] <was a knock-out tournament of mini-matches – for the best of three games, except in the final which was a longer match. No chess magazine was being published in England during 1858, so contemporary accounts are to be found only in newspaper columns; some of the games appeared the following year in The Chess Player’s Chronicle when it was revived. Sixteen players were expected, but only eleven appeared and some local men were put in the draw. The draw and first round games were on Tuesday 24 August.> ...

<With sixteen entries, there were four rounds, to be played on successive days. The best account of the tournament is in Löwenthal’s column in the Era. In the issue of 29 August, he stated that the pairings were:> <Falkbeer v C. M. Ingelby; <>> <Staunton v Hughes; Löwenthal v Kipping; ‘Mr Morphy v Mr Smith’; Brien v Bird; Salmon v Zabe; “Alter” v Hampton; Saint- Amant v Beetlestone. As a result of Morphy’s non-appearance, C. F. Smith (quite a strong player) had a walkover. Owen, Saint-Amant, Salmon, Staunton,> <Falkbeer, and Löwenthal all won their matches 2-0. <>> <Brien and Bird won a game each, after which Bird was ‘obliged to resign on account of a pressing engagement’.>


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