Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chigorin vs Steinitz 1892 - The Cambrian Swansea

The Cambrian, Swansea Wales
29 January 1892
Newspaper from Wales with Chess column, edited by James Glass

Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz 1-0, World Championship Rematch 1892
Evan's Gambit Slow Variation C52
Chigorin vs Steinitz game annotation from this issue: "The following is the first game of the championship match now in progress at Havana. It is a most brilliant game, and Tschigorin has played it in that fine dashing style for which he is famed."

- Steinitz vs Chigorin have been played nine games: Chigorin 3, Steinitz 2, 4 drawns
- Judd vs Showalter match - Showater 6, Max Judd 4, drawn 3
- remember the local James Glass vs M.F.Lee, the score: James Glass 3, M.F. Lee 1, 2 drawns
- Gunsberg expressed his fears that, although much recovered after his six weeks illnes, he would not be strong enough to take part in any serious chess contest. Gunsberg thinks it possible that he may, like Chigorin, play a return match with Steinitz for the Championship of the World.

White to play and mate in two moves, composed by unknown. The issue give a title "An Amusing Old-Timer" from the Baltimore Sunday News

The Cambrian Chess Column, Swansea Wales
29 January 1892

tags: wales chess history, swansea chess history, unknown chess game, chess column scan from old newspaper, age of chess

No comments:

Post a Comment