by Bill Wall

The Brooklyn Eagle, or Brooklyn Daily Eagle, was a daily newspaper in Brooklyn, from 1841 to 1955. At one point it was the most popular afternoon newspaper in the United States, with the largest daily circulation in the nation. The paper ceased publication in 1955 due to a prolonged strike.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives are one of the best resources for chess in America. Hermann Helms wrote chess columns for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from 1893 until the paper folded in 1955.

The chess articles that appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle were gathered and put on line at http://www.chessarch.com/excavations/excavations.php?a=1&source=Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle.

Here are some extracts and articles about chess that appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle over the early years.

Francis Andrew Philidor was born at Dreux in 1726. He composed a great number of operas and set Alexander's Feast, and the Carmen Secculaire to music and died in London in 1795. He owed some of his fame to his consummate skill as a chess player, in which he has seldom been equaled. He wrote the analysis of Chess, which has passed through many editions, and may be called one of the classical works upon that game. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 18, 1844

Mr. Potter of Yale College, in a temperance address lately at New Haven says: "My heart bleeds as I remember the fate of three of my early companions who started in life with myself. One of them possessed the finest mathematical mind I ever knew. ...He was the first man in America that beat the Automaton Chess Player, and he told me he had every move in his head before he even entered the room. That man now fills a drunkard's grave..." — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 15, 1845

Chess by Telegraph. The Ithaca Journal speaks of a game of chess that was recently in progress, by telegraph, between a party of gentlemen of Elmira and Ithaca. Elmira gave the challenge; the game commenced on Monday the 13th, and ended on Saturday, Ithaca beating Elmira in 25 moves. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 28, 1847

The Press — Invention of Printing. Caxton was a native of Kent, where he was born in 1410. After his apprenticeship to the mercer business had expired, he visited the low countries, as an agent for the Mercers' Company, where he was taken into the suite of Margaret of York, wife of the Duke of Burgundy. In that country he translated into English, "The Reccuil of the Histories of Troy," which he finished at Cologne in the year 1471. This was the first book of any importance ever published in the English language, and was printed in the town where he finished the translation. The first work issued from his Westminster press was the "Game of Chess," and the first book, we may add, published in England. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 22, 1850

Cooper, in his novel of the "Deerslayer," makes some sport of a parcel of red Indians speculating over a chess figure, in the shape of an elephant, which they describe as a beat with two tails. The incident really occurred in the case of an Irish servant at a country house in Pennsylvania. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 3, 1851

The great Chess Tournament has commenced at London, for a prize of $300, sixteen players have already entered the game. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 16, 1851

The Brooklyn Chess Club. The second annual reunion of this flourishing society, took place last Thursday evening, when the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: - Walter K. Paye, President; Robert M. Jenkins, Secretary. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 31, 1853

Mr. O'Sullivan, the United States Minister at Lisbon, who is said to one of the best chessplayers in America, played during his late stay in Paris, 27 games without odds with M. Saint Amant, the well known French player. Of the 27, M. Saint Amant won 21, Mr. O'Sullivan 3, and 3 were drawn. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 12, 1855, p. 2 [John L. O'Sullivan (1813-1895) was the United States Minister to Portugal from 1854 to 1858]

A Chess Congress. The National Chess Congress is to meet in New York on the 6th October, and continue in session till the 15th, or longer of necessary. The first business will be the revision of the chess code; then there will be a grand chess tournament, for prizes, and a minor tournament also. Prizes will be given, too for chess problems. ...A number of the best players in Philadelphia, and all parts of the Union are expected to take part in the Congress. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 26, 1857

The American Chess Congress will meet in New York to-day, and continue in session until the 15th inst., or until business is finished. This Congress is a new idea, originating with the New York Chess Club, which appointed a committee to correspond with chess associations and eminent players throughout the country, and get their views on the subject. The answers were very encouraging, and probably not less than two hundred chess players, from various parts of the Union, will be present at the Congress. The most attractive features of the session will be two grand tournaments for first and second class players, in each of which four prizes will be contested for. A part of the session will be taken up with debate on the reports of committees appointed in advance by the Committee of Management, relative to a Chess code and an American Chess Association. Prizes will also be awarded for best chess problems. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 6, 1857

The Chess Congress. The first National Chess Congress met in this city yesterday. Hon. A. B. Meek of Alabama was chosen President. The sessions of the Congress will continue some three weeks. Representatives from Louisiana, Minnesota and various distant parts, and the hearts of the chess players are made glad by the advent of the most celebrated players in the country. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 7, 1857

The Chess Congress. In the Chess Congress, yesterday, Mr. Morphy won his third game in the contest for the first prize. He has only to win two more games to entitle himself to the award. His antagonist, Mr. Paulsen, won one game, and there have been two draw-games. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 5, 1857

The Freshman and Sophomore members of the "Yale Chess Club" had a match game last Saturday which resulted in the triumph of the representatives of the former class. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1858

Chess Run Mad. The papers once in a while recount some extraordinary feat of the great chess players, Paulsen and Morphy, such as playing six or seven games at a time blindfolded. ...But the feats of Messrs. Paulsen and Morphy are no more calculated to bring chess into general favor than the public exhibition of the acrobatic feats of the Bedouin Arabs were to diffuse a taste for the exercises of the gymnasium. Chess will never become a popular game with Americans; they are too restless, and want more excitement than is furnished by poring over a checker board for two or three hours, racking the brain and memory. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 24, 1858

A great chess tournament is in preparation among the members of the San Francisco Pioneer Chess Club, which will be open to all chess-players in the State who choose to participate in it. It is to take place next month. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 26, 1858

Chess. —The American chess champion, Mr. P. Morphy, of New Orleans, has come to London to follow up his challenge to play our English champion, Mr. H. Staunton. Mr. Morphy is a marvel of memory and skill, having, it is said, sustained no fewer than seven games simultaneously without sight of the boards. He will attend the annual meeting of the chess savants, in August next, at Birmingham. Mr. Morphy played on Wednesday with some of the members of the St. George's Chess Club, and exhibited wonderful power. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 9, 1858

Great Chess Challenge in England. The celebrated American chess player, Mr. Morphy, has arrived in London, and requests us to announce, in all courtesy and respect, that he is prepared to play any man living a match of chess for any sum from one hundred to one thousand pounds. ...Bell's Life in London, July 6. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 26, 1858

Biography of Paul Morphy. Paul Morphy is a native of the city of New Orleans, and was educated at Spring Hill College, near Mobile, Alabama. ...Mr. Morphy is about five feet three inches, and his slenderness of figure is such as to give him a remarkably youthful appearance. —London Field — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 25, 1858

Mr. Staunton Declines Playing With Morphy. The London Illustrated News, received per steamer America, contains a letter from Mr. Staunton, addressed to Mr. Morphy, declining to engage in a chess contest with the latter.... — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 9, 1858

For the benefit of your readers, I would inform you that the moves in the game of chess now being played between New York and Philadelphia by telegraph, will be immediately dispatched by telegraph to the rooms of the Brooklyn Chess Club, corner of Court and Remsen streets, so that all who have an interest in the matter may inspect the moves as they are made in Philadelphia and New York. During the progress of the game the rooms will be thrown open to the public. T Frere, Secretary, Brooklyn Chess Club. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 20, 1858

Paul Morphy has been confined to his room in Paris from indisposition, and consequently has not been able to commence his match with M. Anderssen, who had reached Paris for the purpose of encountering him. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 6, 1859

Mr. Morphy, says the Illustrated News of the World, may now fairly take rank as the chess champion player of the Old World as well as the New World. No Englishman is found to do him battle, and every foreigner of note has now, with the exception of Der Luja, fallen an easy prey to the youthful conqueror. It is a question whether he be not the finest player to whom the world has given birth. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 19, 1859

Honors to Paul Morphy. The New York Chess Club have determined to greet Paul Morphy on his return, with a splendid set of chessmen in silver and gold, valued at $1,000, now to be seen at Tiffany's, in Broadway, and which were originally manufactured for the Crystal Palace exhibition. A board of equal elegance is to be provided. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 5, 1859

The Right Man in the Right Place. The newspapers have been filled with the praises of Morphy, the chess-player, lately, and he owes his distinction to the fact that he possesses the calculating faculty and turned it to practical account. We, of course, do not consider the career of Morphy as either worthy of admiration or imitation. A man who can devote his whole intellect to the game of chess, or any other game, can have no great quantity of it at his command, and can only hope to become a prodigy, whose feats may be admired as are the operations of a learned monkey. Such games may be proper as a recreation, or as an occasional exercise for the faculties engaged in their prosecution, but as employment or profession are contemptible. But it is highly probable that Morphy has little mental powers except those engaged in the game, and if he was not a famous chess player he would be nothing at all. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 7, 1859, p. 2

Chess. —Mr. Wm. C. Cox, a resident of this city, and George H. Burns, Esq., the acknowledged "Morphy" of Chicago, are engaged in a game of chess, stakes $500. The moves are telegraphed each way. The game is reported at the Brooklyn Club Room as it progresses. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 17, 1859

Eagle Chess Column. A fitting opportunity presents itself on the commencement of our chess column, to give a short sketch of the introduction and increase of public chess playing in our city. On the 8th of October, 1855, through the instrumentality of the writer a meeting of chess amateurs was held at Montague Hall for the purpose of establishing a Chess Club. The result of that meeting was the organization of the Brooklyn Chess Club which has continued in successful operation until the present time and is now without any exception, the largest chess club in the United States. Thomas Nichols, Esq., of Brown, Brothers & Co., was elected President, Thomas Hamilton, Esq, now of St Louis, was chosen Vice President, in which offices these gentlemen served through the first year. The meetings of the Club were held at Montague Hall. On the 1st of September, 1855, the place of the meeting of the Club was changed to the house of the Secretary, T. Frere, No 61 Joralemon Street, where the Club continued to meet until the following Fall. Daniel S. Roberts, one of the finest chess players in the country, now in San Francisco, was proclaimed President by unanimous accord, and held such position until his departure for the Pacific. In the fall of 1857 the place of meeting of the Club was again changed to the rooms of Mr. Grautegein, No. 130 Atlantic street. On the 16th of October, 1858, the Club removed to its present place of meeting, on the corner of Court and Remsen streets, where it has ample accommodations, and now numbers one hundred and fifteen members. Fredrick Perin was unanimously elected President; Thos. Frere, Secretary, and Charles W. Schulluer, Treasurer. The annual dues of the Brooklyn Chess Club, as now organized are but $2. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 11, 1859.

The game of chess has become all the rage. The feats of Morphy have set many idle brains to emulate his fame. The New York Century expresses the hope which we trust may be realized, that the new taste for chess will displace the faro table and other implements of gambling... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 12, 1859

Movements of Paul Morphy. Paul Morphy arrived on Wednesday, with his brother-in-law, by the steamer Persia, and he is now stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. He was waited upon soon after his arrival by Col. C. D. Mead, President of the New York Chess Club, Frederick Perrin, President of the Brooklyn Chess Club; Theodore Lichtenhein, Daniel W. Fische, W. J. A. Tuller, J. Lorimer Grahams, jr., and many other leading members of the N.Y. Chess Club. ...At the urgent solicitation of his friends, Mr. Morphy has determined to play no more blindfold games. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 13, 1859

Mr. Morphy's Movements. The rooms of the New York Chess Club were thronged last evening, in expectation of Mr. Morphy's appearance. At 9 o'clock Mr. M. entered, and immediately sat down to a game with Mr. Perrin, giving the latter gentleman the odds of a knight. After a severe contest of two hours, victory was declared for Mr. Morphy. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 17, 1859

Just now the lion of the hour is the chess-player Morphy, or Murphy, which the Herald says is the gentleman's real patronymic. Chess is the current mania. Everybody plays chess or talks chess. ...One of the morning papers suggests that Mr. Morphy oblige the ladies by giving "a chess matinee, where they could witness his method of playing the Royal game, and make his acquaintance on equal terms with their gentlemen friends." — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 26, 1859, p. 2

The Morphy Testimonial. The large chapel of the University was thronged last night by the friends and admirers of Mr. Morphy, to witness the presentation to him of two beautiful testimonials. The magnificent chess board and gold and silver men, purchased by the votaries of Caissa in New York and Brooklyn, as a token of their admiration and esteem for Mr. Morphy, was presented to him through John Van Buren, in an eloquent speech, to which the recipient made a brief but happy reply. The presentation by Mr. W.J.A. Fuller, of a costly watch from the members of the committee, and a response from Mr. Morphy, closed the interesting ceremonies. The audience were delighted by the modest bearing, yet manly self-possession of the young champion. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 26, 1859, p. 3

The Game of Chess. Mr. Van Buren in his presentation address to Mr. Morphy on Wednesday evening, thus referred to the antiquity and the character of the game of chess. Van Buren mentioned several historical anecdotes and some famous people who played chess. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 27, 1859

The Rage for Lions and its Cause. The newspapers are discussing the ovations to Morphy and ridiculing the fuss made over the great chess player. It is probably the silliest of the silly demonstatrations that are periodically got up in this fast country. ...But for honor to a chess player, it is probably the first time that such exploits as those of Morphy have been honored by public demonstrations. But it is a great mistake to suppose that those who convert Morphy into a lion in order to become his keepers have not a thorough appreciation of "the value of the game and the glory of the chase." They do not care a cent whether it is Morphy or the man in the moon whom they celebrate; what they want is an opportunity to do a little spouting on their own account, indulge in a little mutual admiration, and above all get their names in the papers. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 6, 1859

A Great Fuss Over a Small Matter. New York having, according to its custom over every celebrity, feasted and lauded extravagantly the chess-player, Paul Morphy, Boston has thought proper to do the same thing, and all the great poets and small wits, for which the "modern Athens" is so distinguished, took advantage of the event to show themselves off in doing honor to Morphy. ...Mr. Morphy has shown the possession of a surprising talent for combination and calculation which, turned to some useful pursuit, might be productive of benefit to the world, and give him a name among its benefactors. Wasted over a game for mere recreation, the talent becomes lost to society, and affords no just ground for the public honors which men, who admire their own talents more than they do his, are so willing to confer, in order to give an airing to their own egotism and self-conceit. ...Philadelphia Ledger — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 6, 1859

Chess. A new Chess Club was organized in this city on April 8th, 1859, under the name of the "Brooklyn Morphy Chess Club," and at the second regular election, the following members were appointed to serve the ensuing term: H.B. Herbert, President; J.H. Bryan, Vice President; J. Harper, Recording Secretary; E. H. Goodwin, Cor. Secretary; A.S. Gibson, Treasurer. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 13, 1859

Morphy in Brooklyn. Paul Morphy visited Brooklyn yesterday afternoon at the invitation of the Brooklyn Chess Club; dined with the Club at the house of Mr. T. Frear, and in the evening went to the Club-room, corner of Court and Remsen streets, where he played two games with Mr. H.H. Knott, the best player in Brooklyn, gave him the odds of a "Queen's Knight" and beat him easily; did the same thing by Mr. N. Marasche, another crack player; gratified the curiosity of a number of people who crowded the Club-room to see the lion, and then retired. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 17, 1859

The reasons which directly influenced Mr. Morphy in declining to play the proposed match with Mr. Paulsen are understood to be the fact that Mr. Paulsen succeeded in scoring only one out of twelve, or if we include the blindfold games, one of fourteen, of the games contested at the time of the Chess Congress in 1857, and should therefore, by a generally-recognized chess etiquette, now consent to accept odds, and also the fact that Mr. Morphy some time since publically declared, a declaration which, as the acknowledged champion of Europe and America, he had a perfect right to make, that he would play no more even matches until he had first been beaten at odds. ...At the odds of a knight he has won at the rate of three to one of his old antagonist, Mr. James Thompson; at the rate of two to nothing of Mr. Frederick Perrin, the leading Brooklyn player, and at the same rat of Mr. S. Lovel. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 22, 1860

Great Chess Match Between Brooklyn and New York. A Chess Match has been arranged between five players of the Brooklyn Chess Club and five of the New York Club. They are to be paired off, each pair to play three games exclusive of draws, the club winning the greatest number of games to be declared the victors. The match is to be played partly in New York and partly in Brooklyn. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 30, 1860

The Brooklyn Chess Club. Last evening we paid a visit to the rooms of this excellent Club, and were gratified to find it in such a flourishing condition. The new rooms are located in the part of the fine building, corner of Court and Joralemon streets, known as 14 Court street, and are admirably adapted for the purpose. ...On Saturday evening, Nov 30, Mr. James A. Leonard will visit the Club and essay the difficult undertaking of playing ten blindfold games against first class players. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 21, 1861

Brooklyn Chess Club. Mr. Jas. A. Leonard, the noted blindfolded chess player, will play six or eight games simultaneously, without seeing the men or boards, at the rooms of this club, No. 14 Court street, to-morrow evening. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 17, 1862

The Brooklyn Chess Club held their regular annual meeting for the election of officers for the ensuing year, last evening, at the Roanoke House, Montague street. A good attendance was present, and the business of importance was transacted. The following are the officers of the ensuing year: F. Perrin, President; G. R. Rice, Vice-President; G. Coaton, Secretary; A.A. Thompson, Treasurer. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 3, 1862

A Chess Tournament. The Brooklyn Chess Club, which we are glad to be able to say is in a very flourishing condition, has made arrangements for a grand tournament, which will take place before long. The club comprises amongst its members some of the best chess players in the city and an interesting series of the games may be reasonably anticipated. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 7, 1862

Chess Matter. The prize tournament of the Brooklyn Chess Club, will be commenced at the rooms of the Club at the Roanoke Hotel, Montague street, near Court, this evening. The prizes — which are two — are a handsome set of chessmen and a fine chess-board. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 15, 1862

Chess. The tournament of the Brooklyn Chess Club was finished on Saturday evening last, resulting in Vice President Rice winning the first prize, a set of Staunton chess-men, and President Perrin taking the second, a handsome chess board. The skilled strategist, Capt. R. W. Raymond of Gen. Fremont's staff comes in as fourth. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 15, 1862

The Brooklyn Chess Club. This flourishing club has just entered upon its sixth season, and it bids fair to be one of the most successful it has yet had. The change of proprietors at the Roanoke Hotel, necessitated a change in locality, and they have recently secured a desirable suit of rooms at No. 74 Court street. Mr. Henry Chadwick was elected as Secretary to replace Mr. Calbron. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 22, 1863.

Chess Matters. The regular annual meeting of the Brooklyn Chess Club, is shortly to take place, and the programme for the ensuing winter campaign is being made out. We understand that it is to include an interesting tourney among the members of the club, besides regular encounters, club against club with the New York club and the Paulsen club of New York. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 21, 1863

The Brooklyn Chess Club. To-night the annual election for officers of this club takes place at their rooms, 74 Court street, and the programme for the ensuing season will be made out. The club is likely to be in a better position financially and numerically this season than at any other time since its organization. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 3, 1863

The regular annual tournament of the Paulsen Chess club commences at their rooms next Wednesday. On the 14th inst., Mr. E. Borch is to play ten blindfold games against ten opponents selected among those present during the event. The chess players of the Capitolian Chess Club are about organizing a club at their rooms corner of Jay and Fallon. Several chess tournaments are to come off this season. Besides the regular club tourneys among the several clubs, there is to be a grand trial of skill between the leading members of the New York, Brooklyn and Paulsen clubs. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 10, 1863

Chess. On Saturday evening, the Brooklyn Club held their regular annual meeting at their rooms, No. 74 Court street; a full quorum of members being present, President Perrin being in the Chair. The annual dues to this club are five dollars, payable when elected. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 12, 1863.

Blindfold Playing. The result of the effort of Mr. Borch, of the Paulsen Chess Club, to play eight games of chess simultaneously without seeing the men on the boards, was his success in three games out of the eight played. Next week, Mr. Eugene Brenzinger the President of the Paulsen Club, will play ten games blindfold against first class players. On these occasions the rooms of the club located at 189 Bowery, will and be free to all chess players, and they are cordially invited to attend and take part in the proceedings. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 19, 1863

Chess Matters. Those difficult mental tasks that chess players are prone to subject themselves to, termed blindfold games, are likely to be frequently undertaken this reason by those who aim to excel in that particular department of chess. A week or two ago, Mr. Borch of the Paulsen club of New York — a very superior association of chess players, mostly Germans — undertook to play eight games of chess simultaneously without seeing the boards or men, and he succeeded in winning three out of the eight, and completed all the games in four hours from the time of commencement. On Wednesday evening last the President of the club Mr. Eugene Brenzinger essayed the same difficult mental feat, and succeeded in four games out of eight. Morphy once tried ten, and lost six of them; Paulsen once played twelve and won eight of them. He said he could play twenty. On Saturday evening last, the Brooklyn Club opened their new rooms, located at the Hamilton Buildings, corner of Court and Joralemon streets, room No. 19. Paul Morphy is now in Paris, where he has been sojourning for over a year past. ...The Richmond Chess Club, despite the alarms of grim-visaged war, continues to flourish in the Confederate Capital. Their rooms, adjoining those of the Richmond Young Men's Christian Association, in Goddin's Hall — the members of which nearly all play chess — are daily frequented by chess-players, especially by those who are officers in the army. The veteran Secessionist, Judge John Robertson, drops in occasionally; likewise President Morris. Dr. Charles Gibson, too, when home on furlough, calls in for a game now and then. But many of the old frequenters of the club have made their last move, and have been mated in nearly every case, as rebel chess-players out to be. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 3, 1863

Chess. Since the furore for this intellectual pastime, that followed the advent of Morphy, the game has somewhat declined in popularity, not from want of the requisite attractive element, as from a lack of effort among chess players in general, to promote the advancement by the same means as those taken by the admirers of other recreative games. Every leading city in the Union has its Chess Club, and this city can count its votaries by the thousand, and yet hitherto we have had but one club amongst us, and that only half supported... This want, we are glad to learn, the Musaeola Association, of this city, is about to supply through the medium of a club, organized under the auspices of the Association and connected therewith, and one in which the air sex are to be entitled to a participation in the intellectual recreation the game so abundantly affords. The Musaeloa Chess Club is to be organized this week, and the subscription, we understand, is to be but $2 a year, the members of the Chess Club to be entitled to membership of the Musaeola Assoication by the payment of an additional fee of $3, and those of the Musaeloa Association to be members of the Chess Club by right of their connections with the Literary and Musical Association.... — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 6, 1864

Chess. A general chess contest, by telegraph, between New York and Philadelphia is on the tepis, and due notice will be given in the Eagle of the time appointed. The game as played will be telegraphed to the Musaeola Chess Rooms in the Sawyer and Thompson buildings in Fulton avenue. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 8, 1864

Chess. This evening a grand chess match by telegraph will be commenced between players of the Philadelphia Club and the Paulsen Club of New York. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 11, 1864

Chess. The match by telegraph, New York vs. Philadelphia, was commenced last evening at 7 o'clock, the play for the night terminating at half-past ten, at which time the fourteenth moves had been made... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1864

Chess. The match between New York and Philadelphia by telegraph resulted in the defeat of the New Yorkers, the game being far from being good and anything but creditable to the skill of the committee from the Paulsen Club. Let the Philadelphians challenge the Brooklyn club; we warrant a committee composed of Messrs. Perrin, Horner, and Reis or Raymond, would be found a hard team to beat. At a meeting of some chess players of the two districts of our city the other evening, some comments on the recent chess match by telegraph, led to a banter being offered by the Williamsburghers to play the Western District gents a match by correspondence. It was of course promptly accepted. The committee of the Eastern District are members of a private chess club in Williamsburgh, and those of the Western District belong to the Museaola Association. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1864.

Chess. Paul Morphy has returned from Paris to New Orleans. He went to Paris about four years ago as a loyal man, beat all the Europeans at chess, and was flattered and honored immensely. He made his late visit as a rebel, got beaten at chess, and attracted no attention whatever. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 5, 1864

The Brooklyn Chess Club. At a recent meeting of the Club, at which the annual election of officers were held, it was decided to increase the season's due from five to ten dollars... The Long Island Chess Club. Some time since it was proposed to organize a chess club under this title, the season's due of which should be limited to three dollars. A movement is now on foot to start this club at once. Those desirous of becoming members of a club of this kind will leave their names with Mr. Chas. C. Sawyer, 59 Fulton avenue, Sawyer & Thompson's Building. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 5, 1864

Chess. Paul Morphy, who when the rebellion broke out, joined the Confederate army at New Orleans, but subsequently retired and went to Paris, has lately changed his mind, and having taken the oath of allegiance, has commenced business in a town in Southern Illinois, as Government Claim Agent. He has almost given up chess. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 16, 1865

Paul Morphy has returned to this city and is preparing an annotated volume of his games. The rumor that he was on Beauregard's staff is stated to be untrue. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 14, 1865

A Tourney at the Chess Divan. Tonight the opening games of the first tourney of the season will be played at the Chess Divan in Fulton avenue, corner of Pearl street, The first players are Horner and Thompson, and some interesting chess strategy may be expected... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 29, 1866

George H. Mackenzie, of New York, and G. C. Reichhelm, of Philadelphia, will play a match for the chess championship of the United States. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 29, 1867

M. Bonfils, a celebrated chess player, died in Paris on the 2d inst. He initiated the International Chess Conference. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 21, 1867

The New York and Michigan Chess Clubs will play a match by telegraph in about two weeks. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 27, 1867

A telegraphic chess match between New York and Detroit was begun a few days ago. At the end of three hours Detroit has made one move. A game thus protracted must test the patience of all but unqualified enthusiasts. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 1, 1867

Checkmate for Ferry. James Ferry was yesterday arrested at Fort Richmond, by Sergeant Williams, of the Forty-eighth Precinct, on a warrant issued by Justice Cornwell. The complainant is C.W. Church, of Fort Hamilton, who claims to have been robbed of a set of chess-men, valued at $12. Ferry is now under checkmate, awaiting examination. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 17, 1867

...In the evening Prince Albert frequently played at double chess, a game of which he was very fond, and which he played extremely well. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 13, 1867

Several years ago, when the chess fever raged, there were eighty newspapers in the country that had a department of chess. Now there are not a half a dozen. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 20, 1867

There is a talk of a game of chess to be played by means of the Atlantic cable, by players in New York and London. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 23, 1867

The chess champion of the world, Paul Morphy, has emerged from his retirement. He played in Paris, four game with Mr. Steinitz, losing one and drawing three. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 11, 1868

The operators at Penn Yan and Williamsport had a game of chess a few evenings since by telegraph, which ended in a tie. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 29, 1868

Another Chess Club. Another organization styled the Brooklyn Chess Club, was formed at Brenzinger's Rooms, No. 304 Atlantic street, Saturday evening. The club-room will be open to the public every evening, and the monthly assessment will be one dollar. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 7, 1868

A game of chess by telegraph is being played by clubs in Boston and Springfield. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 18, 1868

Buffalo and Oswego are to play chess by telegraph. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 23, 1869

Brooklyn Chess Players. Messrs. Brenzinger and Delmar, the celebrated chess players of Brooklyn, won respectively the fourth and fifth prizes in the grand chess tournament which has just closed at the Cafe Europe, in New York. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 4, 1869

The Brooklyn Club Chess Tourney. Up to last evening, we present the score of the games played at the tourney of the Brooklyn Club. Brenzinger 11-1, Perrin 8-3, Chadwick 7-2, ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 30, 1869 and Nov 29, 1869

Chess. Western District vs. Eastern District. A consultation game was played between Brooklyn and Williamsburgh chess clubs ...Brooklyn won the game. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 5, 1869

Brooklyn Chess Club Tournament. The tournament of this club was concluded on Saturday evening, Mr. F. C. Brenzinger and Mr. E. Delmar being declared the winners of the first and second prizes. Brenzinger 27-5, Delamr 25-6. Perrin 27-8, Chadwick 22-9, ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 6, 1869

The London (England) Chess Club has been dissolved, after an existence of sixty-three years. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 4, 1870

The Brooklyn Chess Club. The members of the Brooklyn Chess Club held their last club meeting at their old rooms, on Atlantic street, on Saturday night, on which occasion the report of the Committee appointed to select new rooms for the Club was presented and adopted by a unanimous vote. The committee has selected a suite of parlors in the building No. 280 Fulton street, between Clinton and Pierrepout, and that the same had been placed in charge of Mr. Brenzingen for the ensuing year... The dues are eight dollars a year. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 20, 1870

Chess Novelty. In the Williamsburgh Chess Club-rooms a brilliant game of chess was played by two ladies (Sophia and Cecilia Illig), assisted by the most distinguished players of the Club... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 6, 1870

Chess. Brooklyn vs. New York. For the proposed match at chess between New York and Brooklyn, the preliminaries have been settled. On Tuesdays the players will meet in the Cafe International, at 192 Chatham square, and on Saturdays in the Brooklyn Chess Club rooms, 280 Fulton street... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 19, 1870

Chess. The Chess contest between the champions of the Cafe International and the members of the Brooklyn Chess Club, terminated yesterday in favor of the New York players. After five evenings' play, New York succeeded in scoring twenty-one games against eight games won by Brooklyn. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 11, 1870

Brooklyn Chess Club. At the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Chess Club, the following officers were elected: Captain Mackenzie, President; J.A. DeCon, Vice-President; H. M. Munoz, Secretary; E.E. Brenzinger, Treasurer. An Executive Committee was also appointed to take cognizance of international matches, matches between clubs of the United States, and games of chess played by telegraph. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 7, 1870

Brooklyn Chess Club. At a recent meeting of the Brooklyn Chess Club it was resolved that in consequence of the rapidly increasing popularity of chess throughout the country, measures should be taken for the purpose of inaugurating a grand International Chess Congress, to be held in New York during the coming year, and a Committee was subsequently appointed to communicated with other Chess Clubs in the United States, requesting their aid and assistance in the furtherance of the scheme... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 15, 1870

The Royal Game of Chess. There is no game so venerable for its antiquity, nor one so esteemed for its intellectual character, as the royal game of chess. ...We do not propose to write an essay on the game, but only to introduce our subject appropriately; our text being the proposed Chess Congress of 1871. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 26, 1870

Mr. James Thompson, the President of the New York Chess Club, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his residence in New York. He had been an invalid for some time past, but within a week or two had attended at the Club rooms. Mr. Thompson was well known as a fine player and a liberal supporter of the Club of which he had been a member for the past twenty years. The adjourned meeting of the new Brooklyn Chess Association was held last evening, at the residence of Mr. Emanuel Munoz, in Fourth place, the attendance being numerous and highly influential. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 5, 1870

General Von Moltke and Prince Frederick Charles are among the best chess-players in Germany, while Bismark is not only a very indifferent player, but also gets easily impatient when defeated. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 10, 1871

The Coming Chess Congress. What the patrons of chess in this section of the country have failed to do so, the more energetic and businesslike members of the fraternity out West have successfully taken in hand, and the fist result of the efforts made by Cleveland and Detroit Chess Clubs to organize a Chess Congress for 1871 is before us in a promise of a full attendance of delegates from all the Western and Southwestern cities, as well as from the clubs of the East and the Atlantic coast cities. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 9, 1871

Chess Notes. The chess season of 1871 and '72 does not at present give promise of any exciting sport on the chequred square. In this city, in the place of a floundering chess club have interesting nightly contests among a membership of over a hundred and more first chess clubs, we have twice the number of players distributed among a dozen different private chess coteries. In Cleveland, Ohio, they are to have a grand chess tourney this winter, the western players organizing a chess congress, something we in the metropolis were unable to do. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 14, 1871

The Cleveland Chess Congress. Play will commence at 9 A.M., December 5, at the Kennard House. ...A time limit of twelve moves to the hour will be enforce. If both players repeat the same move or series of moves five times in succession, either player may declare the game a draw. ...At the close of the play in the Congress, it is hoped that a permanent American Chess Association will be formed... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 21, 1871

Chess. The movements of the players gathered at the Chess Congress at Cleveland are now the principal subject of discussion in chess circles. The delegates assembled on the morning of December 4, at the Kennard House, and proceeded to transact the preliminary business of the meeting. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 9, 1871

Chess. The Close of the Tourney. The Chess Congress tournament closes to-day, the result of the contests for the first prize being success of the noted English player, Captain McKenzie. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 14, 1871

Chess. The Chess Congress Tourney. There are three New York weekly papers which have a chess column, but we have looked in vain in the columns of all three for the slightest information as to the chess congress tourney, which has been in progress since December 4. In fact the Eagle is the only paper that has given the matter any attention at all, and the first to give the result of the contest for the first-prize, which we did yesterday. Captain McKenzie of New York being the victor. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 15, 1871

Chess. Last night a national association was formed to promote chess interests throughout the country. P. Ware, Jr., of Boston, was elected President; John G. White, of Cleveland, Secretary; J.S. Turner, of New York, Treasurer. The association is to be known as the American Chess Association. A constitution was adopted which provides that a playing and problem tournament will be held each year at such time and place as the Executive Committee may select. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 16, 1871

The Chess Congress and its Results. The meeting of chess players at Cleveland during the first two weeks of December, 1871, has been the means of creating quite a revival of interest in the game; and the establishment of an American National Chess Association, which closed the session of the second Chess Congress held in this country, is well calculated to promote the interests of chess on this side of the Atlantic. McKenzie won 14, lost 2, and drew 2. First prize was $100. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 21, 1871

The following is a directory of Chess resorts of this city an New York: Brooklyn Chess club at No. 179 Myrtle Av; Williamsburgh CC at No. 43 Meserole St; The New York Chess Club at the Society Library, University place; Chess Up-Town at Knickerbocker Cottage, 456 Sixth Ave; Young Men's Reading Association of the Nineteenth Ward, Terrace Garden; Cafe International, 192 Chatham square, near Bowery; Cafe Europa, 12 and 14 Division St; Turner Hall Chess Club at Nos. 52 and 54 Orchard street. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 6, 1872

Chess. The Western Problem Tourney. In the problem tournament just concluded in the Dubuque Chess Journal, the following awards of prizes have been made: For the best problem in any number of moves, to W.A. Shinkman; for the best three move problem, to W. Meredith; for the best four move problem, to J. B. Cherriman; for the best five move problem, to F. W. Agnel. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 7, 1872

The Brooklyn Club Reorganized. The adjourned meeting of chess players of this city was held in the Directors' Room of the Mercantile Library, on Saturday night, and after a lengthy discussion of the subjects brought up before the meeting, a regular organization of the new Brooklyn Chess Club was effected, and the new club propose to play their inaugural games in their Chess Rooms, in the Library building, on Saturday night next. President, J. Spencer Turner; Vice President, Paul Worth; Secretary, Manuel Munoz; Treasurer, S. B. Noyes. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 13, 1872

Brooklyn Chess Club Opening. The newly organized Brooklyn Chess Club went into operation on Saturday night, on which occasion the members met in their club room for the first time. The club began with a roll of thirty-two members. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 20, 1872

Chess. The Great Chess Meeting in London. The British Chess Association Convention was inaugurated in London on Friday last, and play in the grand matches began on Monday, June 24. There will be consultation games, blindfold games, matches by telegraph, and a lecture on "The History and Antiquates of Chess," by Capt. H. A. Kennedy. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 26, 1872

A Lecture on Chess. Capt. Kennedy, the noted chess player, recently delivered a lecture on chess before members of the British Chess Association and others at the Crystal Palace, near London, his opening remarks on the history of chess being as follows: ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 30, 1872

Chess. The Brooklyn Chess Club. To-night there will be the usual gathering of experts at the Club, Wednesday and Saturday evenings being the best nights for full meetings. The list of membership now includes several of the best players in the country. ...There are over 50 members. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 11, 1872

Chess. The Death of St. Amant. The late tragic death of Fournier de Saint Amant brings back many interesting recollections. He lived to be nearly seventy-three, and to die from being thrown from his carriage. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 26, 1872

The Chess Club of this city have had a set of their valuable imported chessmen stolen from their rooms. Since their loss they have been busy "locking the stable door." — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 30, 1873

Chess. The Brooklyn Club Tourney. The first annual tournament of the Brooklyn Chess Club terminated in Saturday night, and the result of the games played was the success of Messrs. Delmar, Perrin and Dill, as the three winners of the prizes. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 4, 1872.

The Brooklyn Club — First Annual Meeting. Prior to the movement last year suggested by the Eagle, and which culminated in the successful organization of the Brooklyn Chess Club, under the auspices and supervision of the Mercantile Library Association of this city, the chess players of Brooklyn had to resort for the votaries of the game, all previous efforts to establish a chess club on a permanent footing having failed. Now, however, our city has the club par excellence of the country in its midst. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 6, 1873

After dinner, Chief Justice Chase would spend an hour playing chess with his private secretary. He was excessively fond of chess, and played a strong but not very scientific game. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 12, 1873

Chess. October will inaugurate the chess season of 1873 and 74 of the Brooklyn Chess Club at the Mercantile Library Building in Montague street. The New York Chess Club meets daily at the New York Society Library, No. 67 University place. Cafe International is at 192 Chatham square. Turner Hall Chess Club is at Nos. 66 and 68 East Fourth street. Club Cosmopolitan is ant No. 1 ½ Second avenue. Jersey Chess Club meets at No. 81 Montgomery street. Chess is played at the Christian Union Rooms, Fulton street, opposite Elm place. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 25, 1873

Brooklyn Chess Club. The Executive Committee of this organization have made a change in their policy so far as their tournament contests are concerned, and the coming annual tournament, the games of which will be the attraction of the chess parlor of the Club in the Mercantile Library building with Winter, will, therefore, be open to all chess playing residents of the city, instead of, as hitherto, confined only to members of the Club. ... = Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 20, 1874

The Brooklyn Club Chess Tourney. The regular annual tourney of this club was commenced on Saturday night at the chess parlor in the Mercantile Library building, Messrs. Perrin and Thayer playing the opening games, each winning one. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 2, 1874

The New York Tourney. The tourney now in progress at the Cafe International is quite a success. Thus far Mason, Alberoni and Dehlman lead. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 4, 1874 and Nov 6, 1874

The New York Tourney. The chess tournament now in progress at the Cafe International, 294 Bowery, is largely attended every afternoon and evening, and some lively contests take place. Mason has won 28, lost 5. Delmar has won 22, lost 7. Perrin has won 21, lost 5. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 16, 1874 and Nov 23, 1874

The Cafe International Tourney. Alberoni has won 33, lost 9; Mason has won 31, lost 6; Delmar has won 28, lost 7... The Cafe Cosmopolitan Tourney. Lavaces has won 6, lost 2, drawn 1. Rosenbaum has won 5, lost 2, drawn 1. Spencer has won 5, lost 3.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 30, 1874

The Centennial Tournament. The City of London Chess Magazine for November contains a circular that they have received concerning the grand Chess Tournament to be held in Philadelphia in 1876. We wish them success and shall do our utmost to assist the scheme from this side of the Atlantic. To the chess players of Europe. The chess players of the United States desire to hold a grand International Chess Tournament in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Centennial Exhibition during July, 1876. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 1, 1874

Chess Club Organized. Numerous members of the Eastern District Turner Society last evening organized themselves as a chess club, of which the following named persons were elected officers: President, Fred Hune; Vice President, Charles Naher; Secretary, H. A. Schwab; Treasurer, O. Walter. The names of fifteen members were enrolled as members. A room in Turn Hall has been secured for the use of the club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 5, 1874

The Brooklyn Club Tourney. The tournament now in progress at the chess parlor of this club in the Mercantile Library building has lately advanced in interest, and the probability is that the contest for the first prize will be close. Dr. Barnett leads the score thus far, Mr. Spence being second and Mr. Horner third. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 23, 1874

The Philadelphia Club. The club now numbers ninety members, and is increasing from five to ten every week. A handsome suite of rooms has been taken on West Penn square, opposite the new public buildings. The president, Mr. Joseph M. Bennett (one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia, worth $3,000,000) has donated a billiard table, which will occupy a room by itself. The officers are as follows: Joseph M. Bennett, President; George C. Helmbold, Emerson Bennett, Jacob Elsen, James G. Whitehead, and James Roberts, Vice Presidents; G. Reichhelm, Recording Secretary; B. M. Neill, Corresponding Secretary; and W. H. Sayen, Treasurer. The three great chess clubs of the world now are the St. George's Club, of Lonndon; the Vienna Chess Club, of which the Baron Rothschild is the President, and the new Philadelphia Chess Club, now the leading organization of America. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 30, 1874

The Brooklyn Club Tourney. The following is the score of the tourney of this Club up to Saturday: Spence won 13, lost 4; Dr. Barnett won 12, lost 2; Horner won 11, lost 8... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1875 and Feb 19, 1875

An automaton of wonderfully clever construction is on exhibition in London, and is exciting more wonder that did Baron Kemplen's famous chess player. In this instance the concealment of a dwarf, or a legless man, inside the apparatus is shown to be impossible. The figure, which is a mass of wheels and springs, plays whist with skill, and figures out simple arithmetical problems. It is placed on a table with a glass top, so that it seems to be totally disconnected with whatever agency controls its intelligent movements. Its owner is amassing a fortune by exhibiting it, and men of considerable scientific repute are trying, thus far in vain, to discover the trickery. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 16, 1875

The Brooklyn Club Tourney. This tourney ended last week and the result was the success of the veteran, F. Perrin, as the winner of the first prize, Mr. Horner standing second on the list, Dr. Barnett third and Mr. Spence fourth. At the annual election for officers, Mr. Turner was re-elected President for the third time, and for Secretary, Mr. Munos was also induced to remain in the position he fills so ably; Mr. Davis being elected Vice President, and Mr. Noyes, as usual, Treasurer. The Executive Committee for the year comprises Messrs. Perrin, Horner and DeGroot. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 29, 1875

The Brooklyn Chess Club. The season for chess playing is now at hand, and it is to be hoped that the present Executive Board of the Brooklyn Chess Club will soon prepare a programme for the club doings this Winter which will prove more attractive than the ordinary work of the Club does. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 24, 1875

The Brooklyn Club Reception. The cosy chess parlor of the Brooklyn Chess Club, presented a scene last night which should be one of more frequent occurrence. Every chess table in the room was occupied... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 14, 1875

The Brooklyn Club. To-morrow night there will be a gathering of the leading players of the Club, at their chess rooms in the Mercanitle Library, to talk over the arrangements for the coming club tournaments... The Union Chess Rooms. The free chess room attached to the Union for Christian Work is every afternoon the scene of lively chess encounters, and some very good games are played there. Mr. Clark is the Union's champion, and there are quite a number of strong players who frequent the rooms, not forgetting "the Doctor." - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 15, 1875

The Brooklyn Chess Receptions. The regular semi-monthly reception of the Brooklyn Chess Club, will take place at the rooms of the Club in the Mercantile Library Building on Wednesday evening... The Flatbush Chess Coterie. This organization has been re-established, and the members now meet at the old chess resort of the Coterie on Flatbush avenue. President Labon receives his guests with his wonted urbanity and of late he has been quite successful with these "Acts" of the Coterie, the "Doctor" and ye "Tiger." Mr. Robert Dazzler, the champion of the club, talks of having a "bout" with Captain McKenzie. He is now in fine practice. The Cliff street champion too, is in good trim. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 6, 1875

The English Player, Dr. Bird. Considerable interest has been manifested of late in metropolitan chess circles by the arrival of the noted member of the London Chess Club, Dr. Bird. Last week he visited the rooms of the Brooklyn Club and played three games with Mr. Perdue, winning them all. On Monday he met Captain MacKenzie at the Cafe International, New York, and was defeated in two games out of three. Yesterday he played with Mason and won three out of four, and with Mr. Rice, winning two out of four. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 16, 1875

American vs. English. The $100 match between William Mason — the American player and chess editor of Wilkes' Spirit — and Mr. Bird, the noted chess writer of London, is now the chess topic of interest in the Metropolis. The games were commenced on Tuesday at the rooms of the Downtown Chess Club, in the Cafe Cosmopolitan and Second avenue, near Second street, New York, and the two contestants were place in a little ten by twelve apartment where it was impossible for more than a dozen spectators to witness the play. The first game ended in a draw owing to a mistake made by Mr. Bird in exchanging queens. In the second game, Mason resigned in his thirty-second move. In the third game, after a contest of fifty-one moves Bird resigned. The match will be continued daily until one or the other wins eleven games, which is to decide the contest. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 30, 1875

Mason vs. Bond. Though the English player, Mr. Bond, had the best of it in the series of exhibition games played between him and Mr. Mason, the chess editor of Wilkes' Spirit, in the money match for $100 now in progress between them, Mason thus far has the best of it in the eleven games played up to to-day, he having won five and lost but three, while three were drawn. The games are to be continued daily until one or the other wins eleven games, the match giving the purse to the player who first scores eleven. The Philadelphia Club. The Philadelphia Chess Club offers playing accommodations and the sum of $250, at least as a nucleus for a fund for a grand international chess tournament, to be held under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chess Club, during the Centennial Exposition of 1876... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 3, 1876

The Mason and Bird Match. Young Mason is progressing toward victory in his contest with Mr. Bird, and the friends of the latter man talk about "gout" as the cause of the English player's recent losses. Twelve games have now been played and Mason has won six, Bird three and three have been drawn. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 4, 1876

An American's Victory. Yesterday Mr. Mason, the young American chess player, won his match with the English player, Mr. Bird, defeating the latter by a score of eleven won games to four, four games of the series being drawn, this winning eleven out of the nineteen games played. This match was the result of a piece of enterprise on the part of the members of the Down Town Chess Club of New York, who among their seventy odd members subscribed the purse of one hundred dollars for the contest, thus ensuring to their club nearly two weeks of interesting chess play in their club rooms for their members. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 6, 1876

The Brooklyn Club. The tourney of this Club has not commenced yet, why, no one but the Club managers can tell. There is a sad lack of enterprise in the Club, and if the members do not stir up things soon they will be deprived of the facilities they now possess. Alberone vs. Judd. Thus far in the contest between Max Judd and Signor Alberone, the Western champion has the best of it, he having won three to two out of seven games, two being drawn. A New Chess Column. The chess players of the metropolis are at last to see the latest chess column which will give due attention to local club matters, and not devote all the space to foreign games and State items, as do the chess columns of the metropolitan sporting papers. The new candidate will issue his news through the columns of the Forest and Stream. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 10, 1876

A Novel Chess Match. Wednesday night the rooms of that enterprising chess organization known as the Down Town Chess Club, of New York, were crowded by the votaries of the game, who were attracted by the announcement that Mr. Bird, the noted English player, was to play against twenty-four players... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 14, 1876

A Consultation Match. The consultation game between Messrs. Bird, Ware and Delmar against Captain McKenzie and Messrs. Dr. Bennett and Richardson, was concluded yesterday, at the Cafe Internationale, the result being the success of McKenzie's side. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 27, 1876

The New York Tourney. The Cafe International, at 294 Bowery, New York, is now daily the scene of interesting games played in the tourney now in progress at the Cafe. The meeting is preliminary to the grand Chess Centennial Tournament to take place at Philadelphia this year... The annual club tournament of the Brooklyn Chess Club is now in progress, and on Saturday there was quite a gathering at the rooms. Mr. Alfred Thompson visited the rooms last week for the first time since his return from California. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 23, 1876

The Metropolitan Tourney. The tournament now in progress at the Cafe International, is the most important which has taken place in the metropolis for years past. The noted English chess writer and player, Mr. Bird, is also one of the contestants. The entree fee is five dollars. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 1, 1876

The Metropolitan Tournament. One hundred and thirty-six games of the number necessary to be played to complete the tourney now in progress at the Cafe International at New York have been played. Bird has won 16, lost 5, drawn 1. Alberoni has won 14, lost 5, drawn 4. Ensor has won 13, lost 4. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 1, 1876

The Brooklyn Club Tourney. This chess conflict is now drawing to a close. Thus far, Mr. Horner leads with eight victories and two defeats, Mr. Bixby being second and Mr. Thayer third. It will be closed this month, with Mr. Horner as winner of the first prize. The season has not been an exciting one in any respect. In fact it has been rather old fogyish than otherwise... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 8, 1876

Bird vs. Mackenzie. Mr Bird, the English expert, is after Captain Mackenzie. The former is not satisfied with the result of the Winter tourney, as far as he himself is concerned, and is now anxious to go for the champion's scalp. Bird proposed a match with Mackenzie for $50 a side... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 1, 1876

The Clipper Tourney. The tournament now in progress at the Cafe International in New York, is the most successful affair of the kind that the metropolitan chess players have yet participated in. Bird has won 11, lost 1. Delmer has won 8. Ensor has won 8... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 6, 1876

Chess Notes. Chess players, and especially problemists, will regret to learn of the death of Theo. M. Brown, the noted chess problem composer, who died of consumption out West last week. The New York chess tourney will close on Wednesday week. Thus far Bird leads with 11 games won and 1 lost, Delmar being second with 10 games won and none lost, and Ensor with eight. Clarke is fourth on the list and Mason fifth. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 9, 1876

Chess Notes. Among the deaths of note chess players recently announced is that of Mr. R. B. Wormold, formerly editor of the London Sportsman and latterly chess editor of the Illustrated London News. He died in London December 4. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 8, 1877

A Movement to Popularize the Games in Brooklyn. A chess and checker parlor, to be run on the same plan as the Cafe International in New York was formerly opened last evening at No. 129 Myrtle avenue, under the management of Mr. John E. Clark, the well-known chess player. The object is to popularize these games in this city and to give players an opportunity of meeting in the afternoons and evenings and enjoying the intellectual amusement which they afford. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 4, 1877

An International Tournament. The chess editor of the Glasgow paper, the News of the Week, has sent a communications to Mr. Belden, the energetic and able editor of the Hartford Times, inviting chess players of the United States to compete with those of Great Britain in a postal card tournament. ... An interesting contest of chess is to take place at Clarke's chess room, 129 Myrtle avenue, to-morrow night, when the noted English chess player, Mr. Bird, will play a match with Mr. Clarke. Mr. De Con, the noted blindfold player, is a frequenter of the rooms. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 22, 1877

A Chess Editors' Convention. The first convention of American chess editors ever held will take place in New York on Thursday, July 19, at the Cafe Internationale, corner Broadway and Fourth street. ...Among the subjects to be acted upon in the Convention will be that of sending American representatives to the Paris Chess Congress which meets at the time of the forthcoming Paris Exposition. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 10, 1877

Chess Contest. Last evening, at the rooms of the Philidore Chess Club, No. 212 Graham avenue, an exciting series of games was played between H.E. Bird, the champion of these parts, who holds the "Clipper Cup," and members of the Club. Mr. Bird performed the feat of engaging in ten games at the same time, winning all but one. His successful competitor was C. Marache. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 1, 1877

The Brooklyn Chess Club opened their chess season of 1877 and 1878 on Saturday night by electing officers for the ensuing year and laying out a new programme for their club season...Mr. A. P. Barnes has resumed his chess column on the Illustrated New Yorker. An experiment was lately tried in playing a game of chess between players some miles apart, in which the telephone was used with entire success. The champion lady chess player of the country is Mrs. Gilbert of Hartford... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 22, 1877

Mr. Bird, the noted English chess player, has in press an excellent contribution to chess literature, in the form of a work on the chess openings, it being a critical and explanatory analysis of all the chess openings known to the game, the work being calculated for chess students of all degrees and culture. The book will be published at one dollar. Quite a controversy is in progress in the London chess journals in regard to the custom of playing for money at the chess divans and club rooms of the metropolis. Mr. Steinitz has taken up the cudgels against the "shilling a game" hangers on at the chess rooms. An interesting tourney is in progress at the rooms of the Chess Cafe, 49 Bowery. Mr. Bird is the manager of the tourney, but he is not in the lists. A grand tourney is on the tapis to take place at the Cafe Internationale, on Broadway. The Williamsburgh Philidor Club now have lively meetings at their chess rooms, No. 212 Graham avenue. The New York Chess Club — late the "Down Town Club" — meets daily at the Cafe Cosmopolitan, No. 1 Second avenue, New York. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 6, 1877

Mr. Bird's new work on chess is now in the hands of the printers and will be ready for publication next week. The Committee to award the prizes in the Hartford Times Literary Chess Tourney consist of Mr. Chas. A. Gilberg — our Brooklyn problemist — Mrs. J. W. Gilbert, the lady chess champion of America, and the Rev. A. Blauveit, of Kingston, N.Y., a well known chess player and analyst. The Flatbush avenue Chess Coterie now have pleasant contests at the Doctor's every afternoon. The Doctor is still the champion. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 12, 1877

The Manhattan Chess Club had their annual dinner Thursday at the Cafe Logeling, 49 Broadway, and a large party of noted chess players sat down to a regular feast of delicacies appropriate to the season, a very enjoyable time being had. The New York Stock Exchange Chess Club is now in operation, with a large membership. The Manhattan Club Chess Tourney is now in operation at the Cafe Logeling. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 29, 1877

The consultation games which are now played at the Wednesday and Saturday night sessions of the Brooklyn Club, have made the proceedings of more than ordinary interest to the members. The series of consultation games which have been in progress at the Cafe International in New York for the past two months ended on Saturday night. Captain McKenzie, the English chess champion of American, of course won the prize — a purse of $100 — he and his assistants, one of who did not play in all the games, defeated Mason and his assistants with ease in three out of four successive games... The celebrated automaton turbaned chess player from the London Crystal Palace is now on exhibition at the New York Aquarium. A private exhibition was given to members of the press on Saturday, and the experiments tried in testing the skill of the automaton were very interesting... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 1878

In the Paris International Exposition of this year there is to be a chess congress, which will probably exceed in importance any previous thing of the kind. An apartment in the main building is to be fitted up, and the French Government is to give an object of art worth 5,000 francs as a prize to the champion. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 18, 1878

The Brooklyn Chess Club meets Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 P.M. in the Mercantile Library Building, Montague street. The Williamsburgh Philidor Chess Club meets at No. 212 Graham avenue. The New York Chess Rooms meet at 101 East Fourteenth street, corner of Union Square; Captain McKenzie, manager. Turner Hall Chess Club meets at Nos. 66 and 68 East Fourth street. The New York Chess Club meets at the Cafe Cosmopolitan, No. 1 ½ Second avenue. The Manhattan Chess Club meets at the Cafe Logeling, No. 40 Bowery. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 25, 1878

The Chess Contest. Mr. James Mason, the champion chess player of the United States, sailed for Europe yesterday to take part in the International match at Paris on June 17th. In August, 1876, he won the first prize at the Centennial International Chess Congress at Philadelphia, thereby gaining the title "Champion of the United States." In October of the same year he won the first prize in the New York Clipper chess tournament and defeated such players as Bird, Delmar and Ensor. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 12, 1878

The Paris Tourney. First prize went to Zukertort, scoring 16.5. Winawer took 2nd with 16 points. Blackburne took 3rd with 14 points. Bird took 4th with 13 points. Mackenzie took 5th with 12.5 points. Mason was 10th on the list. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 30, 1878 and Aug 13, 1878

Tom Thumb, the General, stopped playing chess when his wife learned to beat him at the game of chess. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 29, 1878

Games With Living Pieces. Several matches at chess have recently been played at Pittsburg and other cities, on occasions of public fairs, in which the chessboard has been laid down on the floor of the hall, and the thirty-two pieces of chess men have been represented by boys, girls and adults. Last night a game of this kind was a feature of the Loan Exhibition entertainment at Pittsburg, the pieces being living persons, all belonging to the best families in the city. The game was played in the presence of about 5,000 spectators, in Library Hall, and the gentlemen who had charge of the rival sides played with great skill. The dressing of the pieces was of the most elaborate character. The chessboard was laid out on a stage, and was thirty-two feet square, each square being two feet in diameter. The affair was highly successful. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 18, 1879

The meeting of the newly organized chess coterie, known as the Danites, to be held the second Thursday in April, will be at the residence of Dr. Drayton, one of the prominent members of the club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 30, 1879 and Apr 7, 1879

An English Opinion. The London Land and Water, in its chess columns, wrote: Chess, which used to be supposed to afford a boundless scope for intellectual enterprise, is now found to be one of the narrowest fields in which the brain can work. The style of play inaugurated by Morphy is rapidly becoming extinct; and it is extremely doubtful whether he could repeat the feats which have made him famous... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 13, 1879

The fifth American Chess Congress will convene in New York, January 6, 1880. Games between conspicuous players from all parts of the country is to be a feature of the Congress. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 13, 1879

The Lady Champion of America. The Holyoke Transcript announces that Mrs. Gilbert has won the last game of the match of four games, contested against Mr. Gossip, in the International Postcard Tourney between England and America. The American lady champion would up with another brilliant announcement of a mate in twenty-one moves. Mrs. Gilbert won altogether three games, and drew one against her English opponent in this match. The Philidor Club, this Eastern District chess club, is now in quite a flourishing condition, and numbers not far from a hundred members. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 15, 1879

The American Chess Congress. The grand chess tournament given in connection with the proceedings of the Fifth Chess Congress in America, will be commenced on January 6, 1880, at 1 P.M. at the rooms of the Congress, in New York. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 23, 1879

Opening of the Chess Congress. Last night the Chess Congress if 1880 was practically opened at the hall in Union square, New York, which has been engaged for the grand international tournament that begins today. Bird's Chess Openings. Messrs. Howard, Lockwood & Co. have just published Mr. Bird's work on the modern chess openings, which the celebrated English chess player and author wrote when he was last in this country. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 6, 1880

The grand tournament of the Fifth American Chess Congress took place yesterday afternoon at the Union Square Billiard Rooms in New York. Ex-District Attorney Allen opened the tournament, and announced that the committee had decided that the gold medal presented by Mr. Kahen, of the Manhattan Chess Club, will be added to the first prize of $500. The congress will close Saturday. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 7, 1880

The Fifth American Congress is by far the most interesting event in the history of the game in the metropolis, that has occurred since the Congress of 1857, when Paul Morphy was brought prominently before the public. Great credit is due to the Manhattan Club of New York, for the liberality and energy which has characterized the gentlemen of that organization, who have worked so hard for the success of the congress and the tourney. Also to the members of the Philidor and Morphy clubs of Brooklyn for their share in the enterprise... Among the outside players yesterday afternoon were Governor William T. Miner, of Connecticut and Mr. Henry Sedley, of the New York Evening Post, who had several games together... General McClelland and Mr. Proctor the English astronomer — both chess players — will visit the hall next week. Last night those of the contestants who finished their games early enough, were guests of the Manhattan Club at the annual banquet given by the club at their rooms in the Bowery. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 11, 1880

The International Chess Tourney. The end of the second weeks' play in the Chess Congress tourney in progress at O'Connor's Billiard Hall, in Union Square, New York, has established the fact that the present congress is the most successful one we have had in this country since 1857. ...The military men in the tourney are General Congdon and Captain Mackenzie. The general was in early day devoted to base ball, and he has umpired many a game in Philadelphia, when amateur playing was in vogue there. Lately he has been in Washington, and he is now Washington's champion player... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1880 and Jan 23, 1880

The Last Moves. End Games of the Chess Tournament. The third week of the international chess tournament ended yesterday, and there now remains but one day more to close up the most successful chess tourney ever held in America. The games of tomorrow will end the ninth and last round of the series of contests. There has been but one occurrence of an unpleasant nature, and that very justly excited the ire of all the contestants, and it was the charge of alleged foul play made against Mr. Grundy by the Graphic, a paragraph appearing in that paper on Thursday last which intimated very plainly that Mr. Grundy has willfully lost his second game with Mr. Sellman in order to assist some pool room gamblers. The story was one of a decidedly sensational character and discreditable to the paper which published it. They were obliged the next day to insert Mr. Grundy's indignant and prompt denial of the charge, one, by the way, which no one credited outside the editorial rooms of the paper in question. This incident naturally leads every honest patron of sports to ask the question why it is that pool-selling, which is in direct violation of the State law, is allowed as it is to be carried on with such impunity. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 25, 1880

The Close of the Tourney. Grundy and Mackenzie Tie. Grundy and Mackenzie both won 11, lost 2, and drew 5. Mohle won 11, lost 3, and drew 4... The ties will be played off Thursday at the hall, and they will be continued through the week. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 1880

The National Association Organized. The first day's session of the Convention of Chess Players, which was held at the Chess Tourney Hall on Union Square, New York, yesterday, resulted in the successful organization of the National Association of Chess Players of America. Hitherto the efforts to establish an association of this kind have failed, from the apathy that has been displayed by a majority of the chess clubs of the country, this being due to the existence of what the London Land and Water very properly terms "the pitiable jealousies of American chess clubs" one of the other. ...every chess player in the country can become a voting member of the National Association, and as the constitution calls for thirteen vice presidents there will be an opportunity for having an official representative of every leading chess city in the country in the association. The meeting yesterday was called to order by Mr. Henry C. Allen, and on the motion ex-Governor Minor, of Connecticut, was duly elected chairman. Unanimously elected were President, Colonel J. R. Fellows, of New York; Secretary, Mr. Henry C. Allen, chess editor of the Turf, Field And Farm; Treasurer, Mr. J. D. Bengless, Chaplain U.S.N. The annual dues are two dollars a year. To-day Messrs. Grundy and Mackenzie begin playing off their games for the first prize, each playing two games, the first to win taking the first prize, and the defeated party the second. Drawn games will not count. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 29, 1880

Checkmate. The Close of the Chess Tourney. The Champion Mackenzie the Victor — An Ignoble Ending to a Fine Contest — The Minor Tourney to Begin Next Week. ...and in less than half the time of the first playoff game the captain had his adversary in a bad fix, and within an hour from the first move, Mr. Grundy resigned, and thus ended the supplementary games of the grand tourney. It may truly be said that the tourney went up like a rocket, and on Tuesday night it burst in a blaze of brightness, but this last play of yesterday was like the falling of the rocket stick. On Thursday and Friday nights there was a side tourney at the new chess rooms, known as the Victoria Rooms, located at 252 Bowery, near Houston street. In this there were engaged four of the losers in the congress tourney. There had been gotten together a "consolation prize," as it was termed, amounting to nearly a hundred dollars, and it was to go to the player who won a majority of games in the outside tourney. This Mr. Delmar did, he winning two games each with Messrs. Congdon, Ryan and Ware. Following the grand tourney comes the minor tourney of the Congress, which commences at the Manhattan Club rooms next Tuesday afternoon. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 1, 1880

False Moves. Crooked Knights at the Tourney. The Tricks of Professional Chess Players — The Fraternity of the Country Indignant — The Chess Congress Minor Tourney — An Interesting Series of Games. ...it is but recently that a prominent evil of the system of professional chess playing has been developed in this country to any very striking extent. But the chess congress tourney of the past month has been found to have afforded one or more of this class of crooked knights a good opportunity to play some of their "little games." ...Mr Ware has made a statement in writing, "I was walking down the Bowery with Mr. Grundy, on Sunday, January 25, and he remarked to me that he was poor and really needed the second prize; that I had in beating him, knocked him out of the first prize, and that it would not make any difference to me, if I played easily in our next game, so as to give him second prize, and that he would be willing to give a consideration for it. I said, "I suppose you mean for us to play a draw." He said, "Yes," and I agreed to do it, and twenty dollars was to be the consideration." As it turned out, the contest between Messr. Mohle and Judd, which Grundy thought Judd would have won, resulted in a draw, and when Grundy learned of this, he saw that nothing but a victory over Ware would give him second prize; so instead of accepting the draw he took advantage of Ware's purposely weak play and eventually won the game, thus going back on Ware. ...When the subject of this "crookedness" came up before the committee, Ware reiterated his charge, and Grundy denied it point blank. The committee had no means at the time of verifying the statement of either, and so they decided to let the games be played. ...Mr. Allen informed the writer that bribes had been tendered to both Delmar and Mr. Ryan, to refrain from winning games in the tourney. He also stated that in the Manhattan Club tourney, one of the prominent contestants gave up his chance for a prized for money considerations. The fact is, this bargaining for chances is nothing new with professional chess players. It seems to be part of their business. It was done in the Philadelphia tourney of 1876, so Mr. Allen stated, and Mason and Ware were the parties interested. It was done in the Paris tourney of 1878 when two of the contestants being equal for one of the minor prizes, divided the prize money, while one of them gave it out that he had won the prize in question. There is one fact connected with the matter which tells its own tale, and that is that Colonel Fellows, the worthy President of the National Association, has refused to back Captain Mackenzie in any of the matches which had been proposed should follow the Congress tourney. He seems to have lost faith in professional chess players, as have others of the chess public. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 8, 1880

A New Chess Club. Philadelphia has a new chess club, which was organized last Saturday night. They wanted one badly as their city chess rooms as the Atheneum, Union League, Mercantile Library, Commercial, etc., were only chess lounging places, where nothing of special interest transpired beyond the meeting of "old boys" to play a quiet game of two, like a certain club in the city. Last evening a large and enthusiastic meeting of chess players was held for the purposes indicated in the parlors of the Edwards House... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1880

Caissa. The Chess Clubs and Coteries of Brooklyn. ...The two prominent clubs of the Eastern District are the Philidor and Morphy clubs, Dr. Owen and Mr. Grutter, of the Chess Congress Committee, hailing from the former club, while the latter is now making its meetings interesting with a club tourney. The most prominent of the chess coteries of this city is the organization known as the Danities. Another of the chess coteries is that known as the Flatbush Avenue Coterie, which meets at Dr. Marsh's. Quite a number of chess players gather of an afternoon in the rooms of the Christian Union. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 16, 1880

Meeting of the Chess Association. Expelling Crooked Players. The first special meeting of the National Chess Association was held Wednesday, at the Tourney Rooms, Union square, the meeting being called by President Colonel J. R. Fellows, to take action on the case of Grundy and Ware, charge with selling games at the Chess Congress tourney. Mr. Allen testified that Grundy had visited his office and openly confessed his complicity in the matter. A committee of three were appointed to investigate the charges and to report thereon at a meeting of the association to be held at the Union square rooms, on Saturday, March 6. The committee in question consists of Messrs. D. E. Harvey, of the Newark Club, H. Chadwick, of the Brooklyn, and Dr. O. F. Jentz, of New York. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 27, 1880

The Chess Association. Grundy and Ware Punished. At the meeting of the National Association last night, at Union Square Committee room, action was taken on the matter of the charges against Grundy and Ware. The committee reported in favor of expelling both players, but have a discussion of the report it was finally resolved to prohibit Grundy from ever again taking part in an American chess tourney, and to suspend Ware from membership for one year. It was shown that Grundy was not a member of the association in consequence of not having paid his dues, and that therefore he could not be expelled. In the case of Ware, the latter's contrite letter to the committee led to his penalty being changed from expulsion to suspension. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 7, 1880

The Expulsion of Grundy. The letter sent to the Chess Association Committee, by Grundy, would appear to be about as cool a document — considering the facts in the case — as the whole question has elicited. Ware's avowal of his right to sell a game in a tourney was a novelty in chess ethics; but Grundy's assertion of innocence is the sublimity of Manchester assurance. In his letter he asserts that the charge made against him was the result of a conspiracy, ad he says he will prove it. Grundy says his chess career in America is ended. He is right there. It ended when Ware's testimony was published. There was just such bargaining done in the Centennial tourney in Philadelphia, in which Ware and Mason are alleged to have been the principals; and it is well known in the Metropolitan clubs how little of fair play marked the Clipper tournaments of the same year. Ware himself testifies in regard to the bargaining for games and prizes, which marked the Paris tourney, and it now known that Mackenzie and Bird divided the money of fourth prize in that tourney though it was given out that the Scotch player won the whole of the prize money. There was also a bargaining of the same kind done in the late Manhattan Club tourney. In fact, what is termed "crookedness" in other sports, has been indulged in metropolitan chess for some time past. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 8, 1880

Chess Notes. The best chess column in our exchanges is that of the Cincinnati Commercial. It goes in strong for reformatory measures, and for ridding chess of the evils of the professional system, of which the Grundy Ware business was a fair sample. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 19, 1880

A Club Correspondence Tourney. The Baltimore Herald, whose chess editor is Mr. Sellman, who contested in the Chess Congress tourney, recently, proposed a National Chess Club Correspondence tourney, and the Baltimore Chess Club has taken the initiative by issuing a circular to the chess clubs of each city in the Union. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 29, 1880

Professionalism in Chess. The question has been frequently asked of late: What is professionalism in chess? And the answer is, using the game as a means of livelihood, either by playing games for money; receiving a salary for running a chess cafe or chess saloon; always looking sharply after pecuniary results in tourney games, and, in fact playing the game as a regular business. Men who make a living out of chess playing are too often liable to meet temptation which their poverty prevents them from resisting. The professional chess playing is a bane to the chess fraternity there is not least doubt. And this brings up the subject of doing away with money prizes in chess tourneys, leaving elegant works of art appropriated for a chess prize as the only incentive to win, beyond that powerful one — the honor of victory. ...Grundy's troubles in handling the money of Mr. Blackburne's backers in England are rendered even more mysterious by the explanation advanced. Mr. Grundy should turn his attention in making an upright man of himself. Grundy has left St. Louis and gone back to Chicago. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 10, 1880

Notes of the Day. A correspondent desires to know whether Captain Mackenzie ever played twenty games against as many players in New York last year. The answer is that he did play such a series of games just prior to the opening of the Chess Congress in 1880. The games in question were played at the Manhattan Club rooms on January 9, 1880. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 3, 1881

The Paul Morphy chess club, organized on the now popular plan of the Danite club, is very near the close of its season's tourney, which has been marked by an unusual number of good contests. G. H. Spring has won 13 and lost 4. J. A. Wood has won 7, lost 6, and drawn 1. ... The third of the December meetings of the Danites Chess Club took place at the resident of Mr. Metz in Bergen street. Metz is one of the oldest and most esteemed of the club members. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 21, 1881

Max Judd, the St. Louis chess champion, recently visited New York. In a letter to western paper he wrote, "I never saw chess so dead as it is in New York, a tourney going on, but with no interest, not even among the contestants. Ensor plays chess down stairs, giving a knight, at ten cents a game, and winning, of course, nearly every game. The players I saw him give a knight to ought to be getting a queen; and yet, after winning the game, he would point out where his opponent could have won, only so as to make the poor fool believe that the next time he would do better — all for ten cents! To what uses poor chess has come!" Public chess resorts have been ruined by this dollar and cent way of playing it. Imagine a noted chess player sitting down at cafe chess tables playing for ten cents a game. This is professionalism with a vengeance. McKenzie used to play at odds with amateurs for twenty-five cents a game. Ten cents a game! bah. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 17, 1882

Chess Notes of the Day. The chances are, according to a paragraph in the Turf, Field and Farm, of February 25, that Brentano's Chess Monthly will close its career at the close of the firs volume in May. It this should be the result of the efforts to establish a first class chess magazine in the metropolis, it would be a disgrace to the chess players of America. The Turf says that the mass of the chess players of the country have been totally neglectful of the enterprise. Out of a list of nine hundred prominent chess players of the United States, not one have subscribed to Brentano's Chess Monthly. Out of all the New England chess centers there are not twenty subscribers. In fact, two-thirds of the existing subscribers are from Great Britain and the continent. This is discreditable to our home players. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 27, 1882

The Philidor Chess Club of the Eastern District, is now in the seventh year of its existence and it has never before been in a more flourishing condition. The club numbers a membership roll of over sixty. ...Chess is looking up in the colleges. The chess club at Yale has twenty odd members and is now engaged in a match with the Columbia College Club. The Williams College Chess Club sent a challenge to Pennsylvania University in October, and the game is now going on by postal card. Rutgers is reported to have a strong club, Cornell University also has a strong chess club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 3, 1882

The Vienna Tourney. The international chess tournament now in progress in Vienna under the patronage of Baron Rothschild, is exciting great interest in all the chess circles of the world, but especially here in this country, as three players, two American and one Scotch — are identified with the games in New York and Boston. The English chess champion, Blackburne, is in the tourney, as also the great German player, Steinitz, the Russian Zukertort, and the Polish player, Winawer. The Boston player, Ware, who sold a game in the American Chess Congress Tourney in New York in 1880, he openly advocating his right to do so, is also in the tourney, with a credit of eight victories. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 12, 1882

Chess Notes of the Day. In the American Chess Congress tourney of 1880 Ware introduced a novel opening of his own composition which he called the Meadow Hay [1.a4]. It came under the notice of Steinitz, who is the chess editor of the London Field, and Steinitz ridiculed it as the "latest Yankee invention on chess." When it came Ware's turn to meet Steinitz in the Vienna tourney recently, Ware played the Meadow Hay opening against the great German critic and Ware won the game by his "Yankee invention," which bothered Steinitz considerably, despite the fact that he had ridiculed it as unworthy of notice. Hereafter, probably, Steinitz will beware of Yankee inventions in chess. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 15, 1882

James Mason, who won the second purse in the recent Vienna tourney, used to sell newspapers early in the mornings on the Fulton Ferry boats and it was at Otis Field's chess rooms in the basement on the north east corner of Fulton and Nassau streets that the newsboy first learned how to play chess. He was a contemporary of the promising young player Leonard, and also of Richardson and others who first became known to chess fame at this old time resort. The Danites Club of this city visited the Manhattan Chess Club last night, at the latter's new rooms 110 East Fourteenth street, opposite Irving place, and they spent a very pleasant evening and were cordially received. Professor Raymond played a couple of games with Mr. Baird, the Manhattan Club's champion player, and won both, while President Wild, of the Danites, defeated President Hellmuth of the Manhattans. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 3, 1882

A sort of international chess match has been arranged in London in which the contestants will be James Mason and Zukertort. Mason is the only legitimate American champion we have in Europe now. Captain Mackenzie is called the American champion but he is a Scotchman and was a noted player years before he came to America, and though long a resident here had not even become a naturalized citizen, it is absurd to call him the American champion. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 4, 1882

The Manhattan Chess Club is getting some notable players in its ranks. The noted problemist, Mr. G. E. Carpenter, is the latest requisition, and Mr. H. Davidson, of Philadelphia, is to follow. Mr. Steinitz arrived in Philadelphia on election day, and Captain Mackenzie is now on his way across the Atlantic to join the Manhattan Club and take charge of their club room. Mason defeated Mackenzie in their match of best out of three games. The first and second were drawn, and the third was won by Mason. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 11, 1882

Chess Notes of the Day. In the Manhattan Chess Club tourney William Charles Fisher [club secretary] heads the list thus far, with four victories and no defeats. Captain Mackenzie and Messrs. Delmar and Blackmar — the latter the champion of the New York Chess Club — are among the competitors. The tourney is a handicap affair. Captain Mackenzie will again essay the difficult task of defeating twenty opponents in on evening's session, at the Manhattan Club rooms, at 110 East Fourteenth street. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 7, 1882

The Royal Game in the Metropolis. Three Classes of Clubs — the Old School, the Cafe Clubs and the Social Clubs. The European Champion in America. Several causes have, of late, combined to give new life to the royal game of kings and queens in the metropolis this present season, and a special impetus has been given the game throughout the country by the visit to America of the European chess champion, Herr Wilhelm Steinitz. ...The most popular clubs in which chess is a feature are the combination organizations, which open the door to the "science of the game" of whist, and to draughts as collaterals of chess. The club of this king in New Orleans numbers a membership of over 600, and the same class of clubs of St. Loui and Chicago are rapidly growing almost as large. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 1, 1883

The chess tournament at the Manhattan Chess Club rooms, in which fifteen New York experts and the same number of Philadelphia players took part, was concluded this morning and resulted in a tie. Of the fifteen games five were declared drawn. The New Yorkers and visitors were each credited with five games. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 8, 1883

Caissa. The Chess Season of 1883 and 1884. The Social Chess Clubs of Brooklyn — The Game in the Metropolis — Dr. Zukertort and Herr Steinitz — Philadelphia vs. New York. The chess season of 1883-1884, promises to be the most exciting one experienced since the Chess Congress of 1880 held its tourney in New York. What with the arrival in this country of the two great European champions Dr. Zukertort and Herr Steinitz, and the interesting events in chess circles in New York and Philadelphia which have followed, more general interest has been take in the royal game than has been known for some years past. ...The Brooklyn Library has chess tables for the use of its members, but the old Brooklyn Chess Club which used to meet there is virtually defunct. The Brooklyn Chess Chronicle, which started as a semi monthly, is now a regular monthly magazine, and the only existing chess magazine of the metropolis. It is ably edited by Mr. Munoz, the treasurer of the Kemble Society. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 18, 1883

Steinitz, the Chess Player. Every person who takes interest in the great game of chess has heard of Steinitz, who, in the opinion of many competent judges, is a better player than Zukertort. The latter claims to be the champion of the world, and yet he has repeatedly declined the challenges of Steinitz, alleging that he will play Steinitz for money only in London. In person, Mr. Steinitz is short, moderately stout, has auburn hair, a forehead of medium height, a keen, small, black eye, and a phenomenally small hand, much smaller, indeed, than that of many ladies. His gait is impeded by his inability to walk without limping, and he is an inveterate smoker, his favorite being a hundred dollar meerschaum pipe. This great player is at present making his home in New York. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 13, 1884

Paul Morphy's Death. The death of Paul Morphy, who was for many years concededly the greatest chess player in the world, as the early age of forty-six, is of interest to others beside those who are proficient in the great game of skill. His death was accidental as the circumstances of his life. He was found dead in his bath tub after taking a cold shower bath when very much heated. Congestion of the brain was the immediate cause of death, but for twenty years he had suffered with brain trouble, brought on by devotion to chess playing. ...Paul Morphy, whose small frame was not fitted for sports, was a melancholy example of the equal, if not greater dangers of excess in mental activities. It was during his visit to England when he was about 21 years of age, the he began the practice, that proved fatal to his brain power, of playing chess matches blindfold. Some of the English newspapers warned him of the danger of such unnatural tension of mind as this blindfolding process must involve. It was not in Paul Morphy's nature to take advice and he would play one game after another with his eyes bandaged. At one such sitting he won six games out of seven. At last the foretold result happened in the form of brain fever. He never recovered the full power of his reason, and henceforth he not only abandoned chess but detested the name of it and shunned the company of all chess players. Eccentricity in dress was one of the minor phenomena of his impaired mind. The shock of the cold shower bath which killed him might not have done so but for the diseased condition of his brain. Had he been a reasonable being he would not have ventured on such a shock when overheated by the sun. But so it too often happens that the champions of the world, whether as chess players or athletes, pass away through their own imprudence in overdoing their games, and are more pitied for their folly than they were admired for their skill. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 11, 1884

The chess reunions which were to have taken place at the Brighton Beach House the past month fell through, owing to the surprising conduct of the hotel proprietor, who objected to chess being played on the veranda of his hotel because "they would attract crowds." What is the band engaged for but to give free music to draw crowds. A more mistaken idea could not well have been indulged in. It has driven every chess player from Brighton Beach to the other hotels. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 7, 1884

The present chess champion of the world, Herr Steinitz, has been the guest of the Danites Chess Club, on the occasion of the opening reunion of the club for the season of 1884 and'85, which was held at the residence of Dr. Wilde, on Fifth avenue. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 4, 1884

The old Brooklyn Chess Club, which has been lying dormant for some years, is to be resuscitated under the auspices of the Brooklyn Library. ...Herr Steinitz has become a permanent resident of the United States and, at the request of his American chess friends, he has decided to publish a new chess magazine. ...As chess editor of the London Field for several years, Herr Steinitz proved himself to be one of the ablest chess analysts of the period. ...Already he has secured several hundred subscribers. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 2, 1884

The Baltimore News says that "Chess in New York has no better friend or more enthusiastic though humble advocate than Mr. Albert R. Frey, librarian of the Astor Library, New York. He is endeavoring to make the collection of chess lore in that great library a large and valuable one and one to which all lovers of the noble game will have an easy and free access. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 9, 1884

Chess has become very popular in the colleges within the past year or two. Thus far Columbia College takes the lead in the college chess championship. At Harvard the college chess club recently held quite an enthusiastic meeting, and they propose to go to Columbia this Winter. The Columbia Chess Club of this city has not yet organized for the season. A letter from Herr Steinitz to the Eagle states that his new chess magazine will be entitled the International Chess Magazine, and it will contain choice chess material from all parts of the chess world, but will give most of its space to American chess. It will be out early in 1885. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 23, 1884

The Danites and the Neighbors' chess clubs are now the only existing chess organizations in the Western District, the Paul Morphy Club having broken up. In the Eastern District the Philidor Club still flourishes, and there is a club at Greatpoint. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 1, 1885

Steinitz-Zukertort "championship tourney." Mr. Zukertort claims such reasonable compensation for the time to be devoted solely to the match as will protect him from ruinous loss. This time cannot be less than three months, and he therefore offers, as his final proposition, that he will accept the sum of $500 for expenses in case of his winning the match, and $750 in case of loss. If the clubs who are desirous that the match should be played in their rooms are not willing to guarantee the sum, he regrets that his circumstances render it utterly impossible for him to proceed to America and reside there for three months at least, on his own resources. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 18, 1885

After two years of chess journal controversy and of tiresome correspondence, in which personal differences were ventilated to an annoying extend, Messrs. Steinitz and Zukertort have at last reached the point of a mutual agreement as to terms of a grand match between them for the chess championship. While the winner of the match is to receive $500 of the stakes, the loser is to get $750. The larger sum of the money, however, is intended to cover expenses in traveling. ...The Manhattan Chess Club is to have entire charge of the arrangements for the great match. May the best man win. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 15, 1885

Herr Zukertort is due in New York by the 14th, he having sailed on the Etruria on December 5. The great battle for the championship of the world will begin at New York, January 1, under the auspices of the Manhattan Chess Club. ...The chess column in the New York Clipper is the oldest now in existence in the United States, and next comes that of the Hartford Times. The former is thirty years old; the latter came into existence fifteen years ago and has just celebrated the publication of its one thousandth problem. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 13, 1885

Dr. I. H. Zukertort, the champion chess player of the world, who has arranged to play a series of chess games with Mr. Steinitz, of this city, for $2,000 a side, arrived from England Sunday by the steamer Etruria. The match will be begun in New York on the first Monday in January, where four games will be played and continued in St. Louis and New Orleans. The winner of four games will be entitled to the $4,000. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 15, 1885

In the tournaments at the Manhattan Chess Club and the New York Club, drawn games count as half a game, a very poor plan. It is a noticeable fact that in the coming Steinitz vs. Zukertort match drawn games count as nothing. This is the plan wisely adopted by the Danites Club if this city in their tourney. ...The New York and Pennsylvania Chess Association will hold its ninth annual congress at the rooms of the Young Men's Democratic Club, 69 North Pearl street, Albany, N.Y. ...The chess automaton at the Eden Musee continues to defeat every chess player who meets him at the board. The expense of playing with the automaton in twenty cents after you have entered the Musee, ten cents for admission to the little room where he sits and ten cents for every game played — seventy cents in all. The mad hidden inside is a very fine player. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 20, 1885

The Great Chess Match. A Contest for the Championship of the World and Four Thousand Dollars — Games to be Played in New York, St. Louis and New Orleans. Since the advent of Paul Morphy, we have had no such important event as that which is to open the chapter of local chess history for the new year, and that is the coming contest for supremacy in the chess world between the two leading players of the period, Herr Wilhelm Steinitz, of Austria, and Dr. J. H. Zukertort, of Hungary, who are now the most prominent masters of the royal game in the European chess world. ...Rule 8 — The right to publish the games and to copyright an analysis of the games of the match is reserved to the two contestants. ...It is worthy of note that Herr Steinitz has not only become a citizen of the United States, but a permanent resident of Brooklyn; he resides in the Hill district of the city with his family. The committee of the Manhattan Chess Club which will have entire charge of the club arrangement consists of George T. Greene, the president of the club, and F.M. Teed, the secretary, with W.M. De visser. The match begins on Monday, January 11, at the Dancing Academy in Fifth avenue, near Ninth street, at two P.M. The admission is one dollar each day of five dollars for the whole series of games. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 3, 1886

The records of two tourneys are now in progress at the Danites Chess Club up to the close of 1885 are as follows. The regular championship tourney of the club has been virtually settled, as Professor Raymond's record of six victories and no defeats cannot be equaled. Dr. Zukertort, in commenting on the position of chess in America states that in London there are twenty-eight chess clubs of the better class. Zukortort said, "Chess is a recreation which requires no other stimulant than it possesses inherently, and it exercises the brain without exciting and injuring it. Of course a man may play chess to excess, as he may do anything else to excess; but when taken moderately I believe it is the best amusement that the brain can find." - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 10, 1886

The grand match for the chess championship of the world and a $4,000 stake between Herr Steinitz and Dr. Zukertort, the arrangements for which were published in the Sunday Eagle of January 3, began at Cartier's Dancing Academy Hall, 80 Fifth avenue, near Fourteenth street, on the afternoon of January 11, and at 9:30 P.M. of the same day the first game of the series terminated in a victory brilliantly won by Steinitz, after a contest of five and a half hours' duration. The small hall selected for the match would be crowded with two hundred people in it, and as there was no possibility of seeing the players make the moves at their board, they being placed on a platform above the level of the seats in the hall and in a room by themselves, it was impossible to watch the play except through the medium of a large chess board, for feet square, hung up on the wall in view of those seated in the hall. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1886

The second game between Steinitz and Zukertort at Cartier's Hall yesterday resulted in a victory for Zukertort, though Steinitz had the first move and the choice of opening. The attendance at the rooms was largely in excess of that on Monday, especially at the evening session, when the hall was uncomfortably crowded. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 14, 1886

The third contest of the series between Messrs. Steinitz and Zukertort, which was played at Cartier's rooms yesterday, resulted in the success of Zukertort, whose brilliant attack toward the close of the game was as much a feature of this game as was that or Steinitz in the first game last Monday, when the latter sacrificed his knight for position. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 16, 1886

Alluding to the interest felt in the contest between Messrs. Steinitz and Zukertort, the Atlanta Constitution remarks that it may result in a popular revival of the game of chess. It is very doubtful. Chess involves too much brain work. Forms of amusement that furnish even more excitement without severely taxing the mental powers are not apt to be eclipsed by an amusement that requires the closest intellectual application. The prevailing taste is decidedly for light entertainment. The mass of men work hard and have few pleasures. Naturally they prefer those pastimes which involve the least mental strain. Chess would be heavily handicapped in any race for popularity with cards or billiards. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1886

The great chess match which has been in progress at Cartier's room, Fifth avenue, New York, since January 16, has absorbed more attention in the chess world than any event of the kind since the advent of Paul Morphy in England. The difficulty Mr. Steinitz has labored under since the first game of the contest has been inability to sleep caused by the great mental task he had undertaken in trying to play a match of so much importance while engaged in literary work on his magazine, and fulfilling the demands of his extensive European chess correspondence. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 24, 1886

The chess editor of the Philadelphia Times pitches into Messrs. Steinitz and Zukertort in a style anything but creditable to that unusually well edited chess column. He says, in reference to the games In New York, that "the ‘great match' has proved a great fizzle so far as the character of the games in concerned. ...they at last sit down over the board and produce games which, as a whole, could be surpassed by any two second rate players in a third rate coffee shop." ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 31, 1886

To the great satisfaction of Mr. Steinitz's friends, that player won the sixth game of his series with Dr. Zukertort last night at the Harmonic Club rooms in St. Louis. The moves of the game were telegraphed to the rooms of the New York Chess Club last night, at 49 Bowery [the Cafe Lagelling], up to the thirty-sixth move, when the storm prevented further telegrams. The seventh game will be played tomorrow afternoon. It was the longest game of the series thus far, sixty-one moves were made. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 4, 1886

The seventh game of the series between Messrs. Steinitz and Zukertort was played last night at the rooms of the Chess and Checker Club at St. Louis, with the result of another victory for Mr. Steinitz after the shortest game of the series, the contest occupying but four hours, and only thirty-five moves being made. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 6, 1886

Herr Steinitz, in the circular announcing the completion of the first volume of the International Chess Magazine, says that the magazine has during the first year of its existence attained an unprecedented success.... Lady chess players are becoming numerous in Brooklyn, the game of late having become fashionable for ladies in society circles. As a sample of problem composing by a lady player the following two move problem by Mrs. Sophie Schett is appended... The Neighbors' Chess Club has changed its name to the Social Chess Club, and it has become a feature of the Hill district organizations. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 7, 1886

The ninth game of the series between Steinitz and Zukertort was played yesterday at St. Louis, with the result of another victory of Steinitz, who now stands even with Zukertort. The next game will be played in New Orleans on the 26th inst. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 11, 1886

The Philadelphia Times has the following comments on the Zukertort-Steinitz match: After the first game Zukertort complained of want of practice. "Why didn't you practice in London?" he was asked. "I couldn't," fired back Zukertort: "Blackburne is always sick and Mason is always drunk." The accuracy of the statement as to Mason's chronic condition id questionable. No habitual drunkard could play as he did in the last great tourney. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 14, 1886

The recent death of Dr. Barnett, of this city, removes one of Brooklyn's strongest chess players. The Doctor was a member of the old Brooklyn Chess Club of 1872...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 21, 1886

A drawn game and a victory for Steinitz marked the playing of the 10th and 11th games of the Steinitz-Zukertort match series at New Orleans last week... The leading scores in the Manhattan Club tourney up to March 1 stand as follows: Haershorne has won 18, lost 8. Hanham has won 15.5, lost 6.5.... In the New York tourney, Delmar has won 27, lost 11... Mr Perrin of the Danites Club has tried his skill in 8 games with the Automaton chess player at the Eden Musee, and has won 3, lost 3 and 2 were drawn. Mr. Hanham has defeated the Automaton player 4 times. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 7, 1886

The Steinitz-Zukertort match is being prolonged in New Orleans by drawn games. So far Zukertort has won but one solitary game since he left New York, while Steinitz added five victories to is record.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 21, 1886

Mr. Steinitz won the chess championship of the world yesterday at New Orleans, when he achieved his tenth victory over Dr. Zukertort, he having beaten the doctor nine games out of ten won and lost since they left this city. So Brooklyn now has the chess champion as a resident. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 30, 1886

Mr. Steinitz returned to his home in this city last week, and he received a hearty welcome from his friends. Dr. Zukertort left New Orleans on Monday last for San Francisco for the benefit of his health. He will not engage in any important matches until next Winter. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 18, 1886

Mr. Steinitz, at the Manhattan Club dinner last week, stated that he owed his success as a player to his close study of the play of that master of chess strategy, Paul Morphy. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 25, 1886

The British Chess Association, of which Lord Tennyson is the president, and Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Robert Peel and Professor Ruskin are the vice presidents, commenced their grand annual chess meeting on July 12, at Victoria Hall, London.... - - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 18, 1886

There was a quite a gathering of chess notables at Dieter's Hotel, in City Hall square last night, the occasion being a special meeting of Brooklyn chess players called to organize a representative chess club for the city.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 30, 1886

The British Chess Association's International Tourney is over and Mr. Blackburne, the English master, has taken the honor. He won 8.5 and lost 3.5. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 1, 1886

The movement started by Mr. Constantine Schubert, of this city, to establish a representative chess club for Brooklyn on the plan of the Manhattan Chess Club, of New York, bids fair to be successful if the chess players of the city will only back him up in his efforts. There have been half a dozen chess clubs started in Brooklyn within the past twenty-five years, all of which have failed simply because an effort was made to have them specially exclusive, for one thing, and secondly because the arrangements connected with the club have been such as to make the playing of the game a monotonous study and the club room a sort of silent place of gathering, where sociability was tabooed and chess was entered into like the solving of problems in mathematics. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 8, 1886

We were informed last week by Mr. S, Loyd that the New York Chess Club had challenged the St. George's Chess Club, of London, to a match of 6 simultaneous games, to be played by telegraph, and that the challenge had been accepted. Mr. James Gordon Bennet of the New York Herald, will pay all the expenses of telegraphing. The New York Club, under the presidency of Mr. Loyd, is one of the most enterprising in the whole country. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 15, 1886

Mr. R.W. Pope, the president of the New Jersey Chess Association, in a communication to the Newark Sunday Call says: The result of the recent international tournament, taken in contrast with the well known relative strength of players, brings into prominence the utter absurdity of devoting two weeks od play to attain such unreliable data as to the comparative rating of the contestants. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 29, 1886

An auction was held in New Orleans a few weeks ago whereat were disposed of the silver crown and gold and silver chessboard and chessmen presented to Paul Morphy, the chess champion, of that city. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 12, 1886

The new Brooklyn Chess Club is now an established fact. It has been decided to limit the membership to 100, and more than half of the names are now on the list. The dues are ten dollars a year. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 19, 1886

The new chess club for this city will complete its organization on the night of Wednesday, Oct 6, when the meeting for the election of permanent officers takes place in the club parlors over Gage's Chop House, adjoining the Academy of Music, on Montague street. There is a circular for the 6th American Congress to be held in New York. — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 26, 1886

The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette has come out against the Sixth American Chess Congress. It considers the project an expensive one, and agrees with the Newark Call that it would be far wiser to establish and encourage State associations. The editor proposes the establishment of an Ohio State Chess Association, following the example of New Jersey, New York and Indiana. The Call says in its last issue: "Our distances in this country are so great that any National Congress can not help being a purely local affair, dominated by professionalism. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 29, 1886

The Brooklyn Club is a new organization, with a membership of over a hundred, and a club aiming to achieve the distinction of being the strongest chess club in the United States, which, no doubt, will be before the expiration of a year.... — Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 14, 1886

Mr. Cunningham, the chess editor of the Providence Journal, has recently presented with a complete set of the New York Ledger, containing Morphy's contributions to its chess columns, for which year's service he was paid $5,000 by Mr. Bonner. The new Sunday Call, in its well edited chess column last week, in referring to Mr. Steinitz's article on professionalism in chess in the last International, says: "...We oppose professionalism, always have opposed it, and shall continue to do so because we consider it derogatory to the game itself, and we hold the game higher than any or all practitioners. ...As understood in this country a chess professional is a gambler..."— Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 21, 1886

The New York Manhattan Club will shortly have a powerful rival in its district as a new organization enters the field in December under the name of "The Murray Hill Chess Circle." It is a private and rather exclusive club, which has already on its list over 80 members, including several lady players. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 28, 1886

Mr. Hodges, the chess editor of the Nashville American, has taken the pains to collect together the names of the chess magazines and chess papers with their editors throughout the country, and here is the interesting record: ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 13, 1887

Governor Howard delivered an address yesterday before the annual meeting of the Rhode Island State Chess Association, in Providence. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 23, 1887

The arrangements for the grand International Chess Tourney are gradually making progress, and the success of the movement — due entirely to the efforts of the Tourney Committee of the Brooklyn Chess Club — is now assured. The Brooklyn Chess Club membership now reaches 110. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 8, 1887

The Manhattan Chess Club has accepted a challenge from the New York Club, with the proviso that Mr. Steinitz shall be the referee. The chess editor of the Sunny South is earnestly advocating the establishment of a Georgia State Association. The efforts to establish a Maryland State Association not having been successful, it is now proposed to establish an association covering the two States of Maryland and Delaware, to be called the Mar-Del Association. ......- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 10, 1887

The Columbia Chess Club has been organized in New York by recent members of the New York Chess Club, and the organization has now a membership of over sixty. The rooms are located at the Cafe Cosmopolitan, 1 Second avenue, New York. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 8, 1887

The third round of the tourney between the leading players of the Manhattan and New York clubs ended last week and the score stands at present at 18.5 games to 10.5 in favor of the New York. There is one more round to be played...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 29, 1887

Mr. Frederick Viewig, manager of the Eden Musee, in Twenty-third street, New York, was arraigned this morning at Jefferson Market Court. He was arrested...on the complaint of Mr. Charles Brooks. He accused Mr. Viewig of having violated the Sunday law by allowing to be exhibited was figures and by permitting music to be played, and also by allowing Ajeeb, the mystifying chess automaton, to play the game. ...Mr, Viewig was held in $100 bail. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 16, 1887

Captain Mackenzie, of New York, has won the first prize in the International Tourney at Franfort...Those who witnessed the Chess Congress Tourney of 1880 will remember that prominent among those who superintended the contests was the Rev. John D. Bengless, of Brooklyn, an old member of the Manhattan Chess Club of New York, and a highly esteemed chess player of this city. He was chaplain in the United States Navy for twenty-three years. ...he died on board the United States steamer Brooklyn at Nagasaki, Japan, on July 31. He was buried in the American Cemetery at Nagasaki on August 1. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 7, 1887

New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia have State chess associations in full working order, prepared for annual tournaments, and other active measures to promote chess within their borders.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 14, 1887

The great success attendant upon the organization of the Chess, Checkers and Whist Club of New Orleans has led to the building up of a chess through the medium of clubs which would have been practically unsustainable under ordinary circumstances. ...The Brooklyn Chess Club, after one year's experience in playing a lone hand at chess, has wisely decided to follow in the line of the New Orleans organizations and to add to the games of its club parlors draughts and whist... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 6, 1887

The Columbia Chess Chronicle is proving itself to be a worthy successor of the Brooklyn Chess Chronicle, which has ceased its monthly issue. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 27, 1887

The following are the addresses of the chess clubs in active operation in New York and Brooklyn: Manhattan CC, 22 East 17th St; Columbia CC, 1 2nd Ave; New York CC, 156 2nd Ave; Jeffersonian CC, 191 W. 10th St; La Bourdonnais CC, Columbia College; Turn Verein Schach CC, 65 E 4th St. Brooklyn CC, 108 Montague ST; Philidor CC, Meserole and Lorier St in Brooklyn. There is a funny description of the chess club of the Union League, in New York. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 18, 1887

The noted chess player, Wilhelm Steinitz, met with a sad affliction last week in the death of his daughter Flora, a talented young girl just of age, who had been the champion's able assistant in his literary labors since she was a child. The funeral takes place yesterday at the residence of Mr. Steinitz, 986 Fulton St. Members of the Brooklyn Chess Club were present, including the veterans, Frederick Perrin and Thomas Frere. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 16, 1888 and Jan 22, 1888

J. T. Welham, night manager of the Postal Telegraph Company, and formerly a member of the San Francisco Chess Club, succeeded yesterday in defeating the celebrated chess automaton at the Eden Musee. This is said to be the third time that the mysterious player has been defeated. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 6, 1888

Mr. Steinitz, the chess champion of the world, sailed from New York on the steamship Saratoga, for Havana, where he will be the guest of the chess club of that city for one month, being engaged to play with Judge Golmayo and Senor Vasquez, the Mexican Consul. Captain Mackenzie, the winner of the last Frankfort tournament, is already in Havana and the chess amateurs of that city have make liberal offers in order to get up a series of games and perhaps enter a match between the two celebrities. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1888

...at the International Chess Congress of Frankfort, held this year (1887), Captain Mackenzie capped the climax of his chess achievements by winning the first prize, and with it the title of "Chess Champion of the World." ... Harper's Magazine - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 3, 1888

Louis H. Lent, of Bay Ridge, was one of the youngest members of the First New York Cavalry, which furnished its own animals and equipments for the late war. He says that Joseph Pulitzer was one of his comrades and made a reputation as a chess player while at Martinsburg, Va., being, though a mere boy, able to defeat Generals Merritt, Averill and others who used to try their skill with the young private. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 11, 1888

Nine states have organized flourishing chess associations and steps are taken toward the inauguration of a national congress, to take place within this year.... Chess has become one of the institutions of the House of Commons. Since the introduction of the board to the smoking room many stiff games have been fought every night. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 8, 1888

The Brooklyn Chess Club has made a change of base, inasmuch as from today its headquarters will be at 315 Washington street. The rooms are over the Post Office Department and adjoin the Clarenddon Hotel. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 23, 1888

Judge Galmayo, the chess champion of Cuba, is said to discriminate as follows between his experience of playing with Morphy and with Steinitz: "In my games with Morphy at the odds of a knight, I became hopelessly bewildered by the brilliancy and intricacy of his combinations, but when I sit down with Steinitz on even terms I feel as though I had a very respectable chance to win." Master N. MacLeod, 16 years of age, has again won the champion prize, which he now retains, in the tournament of the Canadian Chess Association... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 29, 1888

Speaking of J. B. Blackburne, the noted English player, who will make a tour of this country next season, Vanity Fair, of London says: He is the quietest and most unassuming of men. Every one who knows him likes him, and no one ever said an unkind word of him. While at the board his diet is coffee and tobacco and he takes a little whisky before going to bed." - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 22, 1888

An inquest which was held over the body of Zukertort, the chess player, who recently died, resulted in the decision that his death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 24, 1888

The committees of the Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio chess associations have called a convention, to meet in Cincinnati on Sep 4, during the Ohio Centennial. Its object is to organize a permanent chess associations of the United States and to conduct a championship tournament, open to the accredited or acknowledged champions of the several States... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 9, 1888

The chess event of last week was the convention of representatives of the State Chess Associations in Cincinnati, Ohio and the organization. W. C. Cochran of Cincinnati was elected President. A constitution was created for the newly organized United States Chess Association. Annual dues was $1. ... The gentleman who plays in the automaton box, and who is known as Ajeeb, is Mr. Charles A, Moehle, of St. Paul, Minn., and he stood fourth in last week's Cincinnati tourney. His task in representing the automaton figure at the Eden Musee, is a very difficult one, inasmuch as he is cooped up within a wax figure and its draperies, divested of most of his clothing, without a chance to stretch himself, and for three hours twice a day, with only a partial view of the chess board before him, and that obtained only through a masked peep hole. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 16, 1888

The Manhattan Chess Club has about 200 active members. It has no debts of any kind, and a credit balance in its treasury. The annual dues is $8 and the initiation fee is $5. The club's officers are: Sebastian B. Shlessinger, president; W. M. De Visser, vice president; George D. Eaton, recording secretary; ...The rooms are at 22 E 17th street, near Fifth avenue. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 7, 1888

Edgar A. Poe in his introduction to his story of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," makes a reference to the game of chess. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 18, 1888

The longest game on record — in point of time require to make the moves — is that of Mr. Filkenstein, of Newark, a reporter on the New York Times, who is playing with a cousin of his residing in Australia. They make their moves by letter, Mr. Filkenstein sending his communication by way of Europe and the Suez Canal, while his cousin's come across the Pacific to California and over the Continent. In the majority of instances, Mr. Filkenstein's letters have reached their destination in a shorter time than those of his cousin...The game has already lasted five years. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 23, 1888

It is said that Queen Victoria spends most of her time playing chess. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1889

Mr. Steinitz, who left New York for Havana on Jan 5, duly arrived at his destination, after a rather stormy passage, on the 13th, and the same week played games at the rooms of the Havana Chess Club. The Russian player, Mr. Tchigorin, Herr Steinitz's opponent in the grand match, arrived at Havana last week, and the two began play together on the 20th, Mr. Steinitz winning the first match. The rules of the Steinitz-Tchigorin match was published. Each receive 250 pesos in gold. From 16 to 20 games will be played. The winner of each game to receive $20 and the loser $10. In the event of a draw each shall receive $10. The time limit was 15 moves per hour. If a game is finished within the first 4 hours another game must be started the same day. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 27, 1889

The eldest and best known chess player of Brooklyn, Mr. Frederick Perrin, died yesterday afternoon of pneumonia at his residence, corner of Pacific street and Flatbush avenue, after an illness of but three weeks. His last words to his physician were: "Doctor, I am puzzled over that last move of mine." Mr. Perrin was 73 years of age when he died. ...He was formerly chess editor of Wilkes' Spirit of the Times and when he died, was honorary member of the Brooklyn Chess Club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 1889

The first three games of the Tchigorin-Steinitz tourney at Havana were played during the week ending January 25, with the result of two victories for the Russian champion to one for Steinitz. The New Orleans Chess Club have extended an offer to Messrs. Tchigorin and Mackenzie to play a match at their club rooms after the former's contest with Steinitz ends. Captain Mackenzie is playing a match of five games with Senor Vasquez, of the Havana Club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 3, 1889

On Feb 4 the Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Chess Club passed appropriate resolutions on the death of their late honorary member of the club, Mr. Frederick Perrin, one of which was to the effect providing for the placing of his portrait on the walls of the club room. Chess is increasing in popularity out West very rapidly. St. Paul is the most noted center of the game in the West, but that Minneapolis, Duluth and Winona are not far behind... The New York daily papers have been sadly neglectful of the Tchigorin-Steinitz match for $1,200 at Havana. Only partial reports have been published, and but a few games given in detail. Steinitz has now won five games to Tchigorin's four. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 9, 1889

Up to Feb 5, seven games have been played in the Steinitz-Tchigorin series at Havana, of which Tchigorin had won four and lost three... Mr. Eugene Delmar has been chosen president of the New York Chess Club. The club dues have been raised from $5 to $10. The new president of the Manhattan CC is William E. T. Westerfield. A new chess and whist club has been organized in Boston in which Mr. Ware is interested. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 10, 1889

The Great Chess Match. Steinitz Wins Ten Games Out of Sixteen and is Declared the Victor. The great chess match which has been in progress at the Havana Chess Club since January 21 terminated on Feb 25 in a declared victory for Mr. Steinitz, who won ten out of the 16 games played. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 27, 1889

Steinitz, the champion chess player, yesterday played simultaneously against 19 persons in Havana and won all the games. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 1, 1889

The Coming Sixth Congressional Meeting. A Brief Resume of the Previous Tourneys Held in This Country — Only Five Have Taken Place in Thirty Years. The sixth of the series of chess congress tourneys known in the history of chess in American will be commenced in New York on Monday, March 25, under the auspices of a special committee of members of the leading chess clubs of the Metropolitan District, of which the champion, Herr Wilhelm Steinitz, is the leading spirit, he having been the prime mover in organizing the congress and in bringing it to a successful issue.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 9, 1889

The Chess Congress Tourney. Mr. Steinitz Prevented by Ill Health From Entering the Contests. Mr. Steinitz will not be able to enter the chess congress tourney on account of his health and the arduous work he will have to attend to in getting up the book of the congress and in making his weekly reports for his chess magazine. ...Captain Mackenzie is not well enough now to enter, but may before the tourney starts. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 21, 1889

Entertaining Foreign Chess Players. English, Russian and German Champions at Columbia Club Rooms. There was a noteworthy gathering of chess experts at the rooms of the Columbia Chess Club in New York last night on the occasion of an informal reception given by the club to such of the foreign delegation of players who have entered the lists in the approaching chess congress tourney who had arrived during the week,... The entries up to last night were as follows: 20 players...The tourney will begin at 1 P.M. on Monday next as S. Union Square. Each player plays two games with every opponent, drawn games counting half a game in the first round, but not in the second draw. The limit of makes is fifteen per hour. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 22, 1889

The Chess Congress Tourney. Greeting the Foreign Delegations Who Will Take Part in the Contests. There was a noteworthy gathering of chess experts last night at the Manhattan Chess Club's rooms, on 17th street, New York, to greet the latest arrivals of the foreign delegation of contestants in the chess congress tourney which began its session today at 8 Union square, on the 4th avenue side. Among those present was the American champion, Captain Mackenzie, who made his first appearance at the club rooms since his illness, which was the result of typhoid fever. ...The schedule placed the ten contestants in the first round, which was commenced at 1 o'clock today, as follows; ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 25, 1889

A Big Victory. Mr. Blackburn Creates Surprise at the Chess Tourney. The Results of Yesterday's Opening Games of the Sixth International Congress — A Large Number of Spectators. The sixth chess congress tourney was inaugurated yesterday under the most promising circumstances for a successful issue. ...At the hour appointed for beginning the tourney Mr. S. Spencer Turner, as president of the congress, called the members to order, and he briefly referred to leading events of American chess history since the inaugural congress of 1857... Captain Mackenzie — owing to his recent severe illness — was obligated to withdraw from the lists. Mr. Showalter had not arrived at the hour for beginning play...1st round pairings. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 26, 1889

Tedious Games. Characterize the Second Day of the Chess Congress. Delmar Gets a Game on Account of His Opponent's Illness — The Canadian's Oversight and Major Hanham's Super-abundance of Confidence. The second day's play in the chess congress tourney saw the hall even more crowded with spectators than before... Mr. Bird was unable to attend, owing to sickness, and consequently Delmar, who was assigned as his opponent benefited by a forfeited game. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 27, 1889

Good Games. At Yesterday's Session of the Chess Congress. James Mason's Indiscretion Sets Him Back — Mr. Showalter's Quick Victory Over his Boston Rival. Surprising parties were the order of the day at the chess congress tourney yesterday, and one of them proved to be a very discreditable character. James Mason came to the hall in a condition which totally unfitted him for chess playing. He was assigned to play with Mr. G. D. Baird, but at the time appointed for commencing play the committee, seeing the condition he was in, refused to allow him to enter the arena, an moreover forfeited his game to Mr. Baird. Today he is scheduled to play Mr. Lipschutz, and a repetition of his offense of yesterday will debar him from further play in the tourney. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 28, 1889

In A Clear Lead. A Foreign Chess Player at the Head of the List. The Kentucky Champion Lowers His Flag. How Yesterday's Games Terminated and How the Record Stands. There were some very fine play at the chess tourney yesterday, and the afternoon attendance was large, several ladies being among the onlookers. Messrs. Lipschutz and Burille had a good game in progress when it was discovered that the Boston player had exceeded his time limit through a mistake in scoring... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 30, 1889

Venerable Mr. Bird, of London, during the afternoon session yesterday of the International Chess Tournament, defeated Mr. Martinez, of Philadelphia, in a game which several of the experts among the spectators declared to be one the finest they had ever seen. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 31, 1889

The first week of the 6th chess congress tourney resulted in the largest attendance of spectators seen at any of the 6 congress meetings, the contests exciting the utmost interest throughout the chess circles of the country. The sporting goods housed of the Metropolis have sold more chess boards and men the past week than they have done for the previous year. It will be seen that Gunsberg leads in the assault on the Yankee players, Blackburn and Weiss being next on the list. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 1, 1889

The second week of the chess tourney began yesterday, and the proceedings proved to be not only interesting, but exciting. An umpire had rendered a decision in the Judd-Tschigorin postponed game which the Russian champion objected to. An appear was made to the Judiciary Committee, who sustained the umpire's decision, whereupon Tchigorin kicked, got his dander up foolishly and stayed so long from the game he was engaged to play as to forfeit it, and he was about to resign from the tourney when the final court of appeal, the judges, decided to interpret the rule to mean that it is only necessary to show a win after 50 moves, and decided that the game should proceed. In the case of Delmar vs. Tschigorin Delmar objects to being obliged to mate in 50 moves, as required. Mr. Gossip objects to being rated as a foreigner, as he was born in New York. Clarence Murphy won the State chess championship of New Jersey on Saturday night.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 2, 1889

It was the Americans' day at the chess tourney yesterday, and the foreign element was temporarily at a discount. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 3, 1889

Yesterday was ladies' day at the chess congress tourney, and no smoking was allowed, and for the first time since the tourney opened the atmosphere of the hall was breathable. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 4, 1889

The financial success of the congress has been such as to lead the committee to devote $500 of the receipts to a series of prizes for those who fail to win any one of the regular prizes and yet get near enough to make a creditable record. The leading scores are: Gunsberg and Blackburn, 7.5 wins each; Weiss, Lipschutz and Tschigorin, 7... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 5, 1889

Yesterday's Games and the Pairings for Monday.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 7, 1889

Defeat of the Vienna Champion. Some Wonderful Play at the Tourney Yesterday. There was some wonderful play at the chess tourney yesterday, it being the most interesting series of contests of the tourney thus far. The Vienna champion, Weiss, who up to yesterday had not lost a game, was handsomely defeated by Blackburn. But the event of the day was the defeat of Tschigorin by James Mason. The score now stands: Weiss 20.5, Blackburn 20, Tschigorin 19, Burn 19, ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 27, 1889

After today there will be no playing at the chess tourney until Thursday next. Today there will be a great chess battle in the international tournament between Weiss and Chigorin which will virtually settle the aspirations of those masters for the championship prize. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 29, 1889

The chess tourney is near its close. This week will end it. Yesterday all the leaders won or drew their games.... The rule counting drawn games as half a game is a bad one. There is but one fair rule for tourneys, and that is to decide the prizes by the record of the percentage of victories. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 16, 1889

Mr. Pollock, the Irish chess champion, will be the guest of the Brooklyn Chess Club on Friday evening next, when he will play 12 simulteneous games with members of the club, beginning at 7:30 P.M. A meeting was held at the Manhattan Chess Club rooms in New York last night at which the following officers of the Chess Congress were present:... $1,779.40 was received for admissions to the recent tournament, and among other receipts recorded is $350 for the rent of windows during the Centennial parades. The total receipts were $7,530, and the disbursements, including $3,750 paid in prizes, were $6,696.84. The estimated cost of the book of the congress to be published is $1,750, which has been subscribed. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 29, 1889

Chess Chat. President Gilberg Reads His Own Obituary. Mr. Gilley Must Look to His Laurels — Success of the Perpetual Tourney of the Brooklyn Club — End of the Sixth Congress. Mr. Charles A. Gilberg, the president of the Brooklyn Chess Club, having recovered from his recent serious illness, which obliged him to keep his room for several months, is now with the club again and on Friday night last had charge of the reception tourney at which Mr. Pollock was the star. An English chess journal had in its column recently a notice of the death of "the well known chess writer and problemist, Mr. Charles A. Gilberg, of Brooklyn, the editor of the Fifth American Chess Congress Book," etc. ...Weis virtually won the Congress championship, judging by his percentage of victories, which is estimated on the record of games won and lost, without counting drawn games at all. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 3, 1889

The annual meeting of the United States Chess Association will be held in St. Louis Feb 2. A national tournament for members of the association will be inaugurated. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 6, 1889

The New Orleans Chess Club has issued a challenge to the Manhattan CC to play a team of 15 men for $1,000 in New Orleans. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 20, 1889

Death of a Chess Player. Manuel Munoz, Formerly Secretary of the Brooklyn Organization. The sudden demise of Mr. Manuel Munoz, the former secretary of the old Brooklyn Chess Club of 20 years ago, calls to mind the oldtime history of the game in Brooklyn when Mr. Munoz was the leading spirit of that organization. It was in October, 1869, when the Brooklyn Chess Club had Mr. Charles A. Selking as its president, Munoz as secretary and F. E. Brensinger as treasurer... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 2, 1889

Of the Philidor Chess Club's Gatherings. The Fourteenth Anniversary of the Organization Celebrated in the Eastern District With Games and a Supper. The chess rooms of the Philidor Club, of the Eastern District, presented a very interesting scene last night on the occasion of the club's celebration of its 14th anniversary, it being the oldest existing chess organization on Brooklyn. The Philidor Chess Club was organized November 26, 1875 and it has been in successful operation ever since, having its headquarters at the Turne Halle, 67 and 73 Meserole street. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 27, 1889

The international chess tourney, 60 players a side, between Canada and the United States, conducted by correspondence, has been won by the Americans, the score standing 31.5 games to 19.5 games for the Canadians. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 29, 1889

Fifteen games of the series in the Havana tourney, between Messrs. Gunsberg and Tschigorin, had been played up to January 30, and of these three had been drawn, leaving Mr. Gunsberg credited with seven victories and Mr. Tschigorin with five... Last week an irreparable loss was sustained by the destruction by fire of the club house of the New Orleans Chess, Checker and Whist Club, the largest organization of the kind in the country. The club house had not long since been elegantly refurnished. The pecuniary loss to the club was not great, as the club was fully insured; but it lost all of is valuable chess collections, which had been accumulating for years; in fact it was the largest and most valuable collection of chess literature, treasures, relics and mementos of distinguished players in America. It included among other things Lequesne's bust of Paul Morphy, an artist's proof of the joint meeting of the St. George and City of London Chess clubs, a picture of the match between Steinitz and St Amant for the championship of England and France in 1843, photographs of Steinitz, Zukertort, Mackenzie, Anderson and other experts, with their autographs attached, a rare copy of the picture of the first American Chess Congress, and pictures of each succeeding congress, and hundreds of volumes and scrapbooks treating the game, collected from the four quarters of the globe; numbers of volumes relating to chess, which once formed part of the library of Paul Morphy. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 31, 1890

The Havana Chess Club tourney ended with yesterday's game in favor of the Russian player Tschigorin, who won eight games, to Gunsberg's seven, five of the twenty games being drawn. The winner of each game received $20 and the loser $10. In drawn games everything was equally divided. In addition to these sums each contestant received $250 and his traveling expenses. Tschigorin also takes the stake of $600, which was put up by the players themselves. There is a chance now for Tchigorin's meeting the world's champion, Steinitz, again in New York this Spring. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1890

The premature announcement of Mr. Tschigorin's success in winning the Havana tourney was due to the fact that the telegraph operator at the Havana end of the line had forgotten that the rules of this tourney were different from those of the Steinitz-Tschigorin match of a year ago, inasmuch as drawn games counted as half a game in that match, whereas in this contest they do not...The record of the St, Louis chess tourney up to February 14 is as follows: Showalter with 9 wins, Polack with 6 wins 1 loss, and 1 draw, Leipschutz with 5 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 17, 1890

A very amusing incident occurred during Mr. Blackburne's simultaneous performance at Hanley on Wednesday. As one of the boards he left his Q en prise and was passing on to the next opponent when the player called him back, pointed to the perilous position of the Q and asked if he had not made a mistake. The peripatetic player put on an air of great surprise and heaved a characteristic Blackburnean sigh, but said that as he had made the move he would stick to it. The Hanley player then took off the queen, whereupon Mr. Blackburne's melancholy face suddenly brightened up and the local chessist became correspondingly depressed when he found himself mated in two moves. (The Manchester, England News) - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 31, 1890

Max Judd, of St. Louis, and James Showalter, of Kentucky, opened their series of chess contests at the rooms of the chess clubs in St. Louis last night for the American championship and a purse of $500. The man securing seven games first will be declared the winner. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 19, 1890

Max Judd last night won the 7th and final game in the chess tourney for the championship of the United States from J. W. Showalter, of Georgetown, Ky. The match was for $250 a side. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 4, 1890

The New Orleans chess and whist club, whose club house, with its contents, was destroyed by fire about a year ago, took possession of its house on Nov 15 and the club now occupies the finest chess club building in America, if not the world. The building cost over $800,000 and fronts on Canal street. The members number 700, being limited, and there are over 200 applications for vacancies.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 24, 1890

The third game in the match for the championship of the world between William Steinitz, of this city, and J. Gunsberg, of London, was played last evening in the rooms of the Manhattan chess club, 31 West 27th street, New York. The conditions are 10 games up with a maximum of 20 games, drawn games not to count, time limit 15 moves an hour, 4 games a week, for a purse of about $1,500 and the championship; the purse to be divided in the proportion of two to the inner and one to the loser. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 14, 1890

The well known composer and chess player, Walter Grimshaw, today committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 27, 1890

Stories of Steinitz. Steinitz, whose play with Tschigorin is now attracting the attention of all lovers of chess, is called sometimes the "Bohemian Casear." ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 28, 1890

Mrs. Worrall, a noted woman chess player, who last week attempted suicide during a fit of mental despondency, is in a fair way to recover. Mrs. Worrall was a great admirer and friend of Captain Mackenzie. The professional contest in progress at the Manhattan chess club, in New York, between Steinitz and Gunsberg, has reached the 8th game, the last ending in a draw, the third of the series. As the rules cut off any payment for drawn games after three have been recorded, the chances are that no more such endings will be seen in the series.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 29, 1890

The deciding game of the chess match between Steinitz and Gunsberg was played yesterday and resulted in a draw. As the champion has won the majority of the games that were not drawn, he remains champion of the world, a title which the Brooklyn expert has held for a quarter of a century. 19 games were played in the series. Of these, 9 were drawn. Steinitz won 6 and Gunsberg won 4. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 23, 1891

A match for the chess championship of the South will begin in the rooms of the Atlanta chess and checker club this morning. Professor A. F. Wurm and I. E. Orchard, both of Atlanta, will be the contestants. The former is a distinguished mathematician and musician. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 2, 1891

Prizes in the Lexington chess contest were distributed by Mr. Spencer Saturday morning. The representatives of Kentucky, Maryland and New York now occupy the same relative positions as they did at the close of last year's tournament at St. Louis, namely, Showalter of Kentucky, first; Pollack of Maryland, second, and Hanham of New York, third. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 9, 1891

Steinitz, the chess champion, succeeded in tying his rival, Tschigorin, in their match before the Havana chess club yesterday. Both men are in poor form, owing to the climate. The score to date is Steinitz, 5; Tschigorin, 5; drawn 4. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 4, 1892

The regret with which the announcement of Mr. Matthew Wilson's death on Tuesday last was received was by no means confined to this city. He painted the portraits of many distinguished men. At the time of his fatal seizure he was in the rooms of the Brooklyn chess club and was engaged in or had just finished a game. He was 77... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 28, 1892

Mr. Hodges, the president of the Staten Island club, won the New York state chess association championship... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 28, 1892

Yesterday the last game of the Steinitz-Tchigorin match was played in Havana, and it proved to be a scratch victory for Steinitz. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 29, 1892

The Chess Champion in Brooklyn. A reception to William Steinitz by the Brooklyn Chess Club. Last night the largest assemblage of chess experts and exemplars of the great game yet seen in the Brooklyn Chess Club parlors were present to greet the world's champion, Mr. William Steinitz, lately a resident of Brooklyn, but now of Montclair, NJ. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 27, 1892

Steinitz has presented Dr. Mintz of the Manhattan CC with a locket set in diamond as a testimonial of gratitude for raising the Steinitz fund. The match for $1,500 between Lipschutz of the Manhattan CC and Showalter of Kentucky will commence on Monday next at the Manhattan club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 6, 1892

Mrs. Steinitz, the wife of the great chess player, died last night at her residence in Upper Montclair, NJ. She was a native of England. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 29, 1892

Half a century ago, soon after her marriage, Prince Albert used to play chess on Sunday night. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 8, 1892

Emanuel Lasker, the great German chess expert, will pay a visit to the Brooklyn chess club, 201 Montague street, tomorrow night. Tonight Lasker will make his introduction to the Manhattan chess club, and, after visiting the Brooklyn and New York city clubs, he will begin a four weeks' engagement with the Manhattans, beginning on Monday next. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 6, 1892

The local chess season for 1892 and '93 opened with a reception for Emanuel Lasker, age 21...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 8, 1892

The noted chess star, Lasker, began his American chess career yesterday afternoon at the rooms of the Manhattan chess club, where he played the first of his series of games with American experts, Mr. Ettinger proving to be the young foreigner's first victim.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 10, 1892

Emanuel Lasker played blindfold and simultaneous games with five chess players at the Manhattan Chess club, on West 27th street, New York, last night. He defeated them all. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 23, 1892

Herr Lasker will close up his exhibition series of games at the Manhattan chess club this week. Thus far he has played 21 games with the strongest players the Manhattan club can present, and out of these has lost but two, Messrs. Hodges and Simonson having each won one game out of the three they have played with him, while Mr. Delmar has drawn one of the two he has played. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 7, 1892

The oldest existing chess organization in Brooklyn is the Philidor club of the eastern district, which was instituted Nov 23, 1875. Among the players last night at the Philidor club was C.B. Smith, who is 80 years old and the veteran player of the club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 30, 1892

Jackson W. Showalter defeated Herr Lasker at chess last night, at Logansport, Ind., in an 11 hour game. Lasker was so much exhausted by the contest that Showalter agreed to divide the purse. The result of these games is a probable match in the near future, when the two will play a match for $750 a side. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 17, 1892

The New Orleans Chess, Checker and Whist club is flourishing. The membership is limited to 700, with the roll filled. There are over two hundred applicants waiting to be admitted. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 25, 1892

The intercollegiate chess tournament between Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columba, which has been in progress since Dec 27, was finally won by Columbia on Monday of last week. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 8, 1893

Although John Ruskin is said to be insane, he is still able to enjoy a game of chess. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 1893

Shakespeare and chess. Quotes of Shakespeare after every move. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 3, 1893

A Boom in the Chess World. President Elect Grover Cleveland Offers a Prize for the Coming Tourney. President elect is a great admirer of chess. Cleveland offered a gift of a $500 gold medal as the championship prize for a grand international chess tourney this spring in New York. This is the first time in the history of American chess that the game has been honored by the gift of a prize for a tourney from the head of the republic. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 9, 1893

Chess Players Busy. Preparing for the Cleveland Championship Competition. The new "Cleveland Opening" in chess was discussed at the Manhattan Chess Club on Saturday afternoon, at a special meeting.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 13, 1893

Preparing for the Great Tourney. Everything is progressing favorably in the way of preparation for the coming grand gathering of the chess master of all nations in New York next May. The affair will be the seventh American chess congress [which didn't happen until 1904]. The individual to who the honor of projecting this congress is mainly due, and through whose personal efforts the President's patronage had the gift of the gold medal was brought about, is Mr. Cassel, the chess editor of the New York Staats Zeitung. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 16, 1893

Chess Championships. Seventh Annual Meeting of the State Association. The 7th annual meeting of the New York State Chess Association was held yesterday in the hall of the German masonic fraternity at 220 E 15th St., New York., and it brought together a large number of chess notables of the metropolis to compete for the chess championship of the state and the $500 silver cup which was given to the association by the Staats Zeitung as an emblem 3 years ago. The association really began its history as long ago as 1878; but then it was a duo state organization, combining clubs of Pennsylvania as well as New York. Now, however, its membership is confined to residents of the state of Nw York, and that rule began in 1886. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 23, 1893

A committee representing the leading chess clubs of New York and Brooklyn, have undertaken to arrange an international chess congress in connection with the Columbian exhibition to be held in May or June in New York. President-elect Grover Cleveland has already taken the initiative by pledging his support and a gold medal as a trophy for the champion. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 26, 1893

The International Chess Tourney. On Saturday night the Columbian chess congress committee met at the rooms of the Manhattan Chess Club in New York and decided upon the number of money prizes, exclusive of the Cleveland gold medal, which will be offered for competition at the coming international tournament.... One of the best things done by the committee was the making of the rule for the tourney requiring that all drawn games shall be played over again.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 27, 1893

Automaton story of the smoking amateur. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 4, 1893

Max Judd, the newly appointed American consul general to Vienna is the noted chess champion of Missouri. President Cleveland has emphasized his gift of a gold medal as the prize in the coming international chess tourney by the appointment of a popular American chess expert - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 25, 1893

Mart Anderson Navarro, when tired of writing her autobiography her favorite recreation is chess playing - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 21, 1893

Subscriptions to the Chess Congress. The Columbian chess tourney committee has nearly raised the $5,000 required to make the international tournament a success. The three special prizes thus far offered are the gold medal by President Cleveland, the Eagle's $100 prize and Mayor Gilroy's prize. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 9, 1893

Herr Lasker's challenge to the world champion, Steinitz, has come at last. The minimum stake to be $3,000 a side. The winner to be he who first scores 10 wins. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 2, 1893

It is a matter of regret that the arrangements for the International Columbian chess tourney, which promised to be the feature of the metropolitan fall campaign this month, have been so interfered with by the financial troubles of the period, as to oblige the tourney committee to defer further action until a more promising condition of the money market of the country prevails.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 19, 1893 [the Panic of 1893 began in 1893 and ended in 1897]

The international tourney, which was commenced at the rooms of the Manhattan Chess club on Saturday afternoon last, is now the attractive chess event in the metropolis. ...That Lasker will be the victor goes without saying. It will be excellent training practices for his coming match for the championship of the world with Steinitz.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 5, 1893 and Oct 7, 1893 [Lasker won, with a perfect 13-0 record]

The statement that the City Chess club of New York was about to disband and to amalgamate with the Manhattan Chess club is thus denied by Mr. Cassell. The City club will soon remove to their new headquarters over the Cafe Manhattan, on Second avenue. The Manhattan club has the finest suite of chess rooms of any chess club in America. They are located on the 7th floor of the building corner of 21st street and 4th avenue. Beside their regular club room they have a special room for tourneys as also a committee room. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 24, 1893

Charles A. Schleren, the candidate for mayor, is quite a chess player, and is about to join the Brooklyn chess club. The proposed match for the world's championship between Messrs. Steinitz and Lasker has been canceled from lack of funds. It is a noteworthy fact that while hundreds of so called athletic clubs are willing to hang up purses of thousands of dollars to see two pugilists pound each other, all the chess clubs of the country combined fail to contribute the small purse of $3,000 to bring about a grand contest at the game of chess between two of the greatest players of the world. Lasker said, "We have been waiting for some club to come forward and offer a purse, and unless that is done we shall certainly not meet. Why shall we risk out reputations, and why shall we work hard for two or three months and spend our own money? Such a thing was never heard before. Suppose I lose. Who will compensate me for my time and mental exertions?" The Manhattan Chess club would have undertaken the match but for the heavy outlays the club has incurred within the past year in fitting up their new club rooms and in paying the expenses of seven tourneys and special contests arranged under the club auspices. The Havana club would doubtless put up a purse, but neither of the contestants desire to play there, certainly not Lasker. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 30, 1893

The continental chess congress, advertised to open here in Terre Haute, Indiana, Feb 27, has been declared off. The treasurer, who was the general manager and promoter of the scheme, it is claimed, has gotten the club here in such a position that nothing else can be done than to drop it. It was advertised that the money for the prizes was already in hand, when it now turns out that it Is false. The only reason for such deception appears to have been to secure entrance. Elegant quarters had already been secured for the congress. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1894

Jackson W. Showalter won the first game in the series against A. B. Hodges for $200 and the chess championship of America. The match is seven games up, draws not counting, time limit 17 moves an hour. Play in the match began yesterday at the Manhattan Chess club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1894

The Steinitz-Lasker match for the championship of the world and $2,000 stakes, finally got under way last week, and the first game of this great contest was commenced on Thursday at the Union Square hotel in New York.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 21, 1894

Lasker won his 4th victory, the score of games now standing 4 to 2 in Lasker's favor, with two games drawn. The contestants now have a week's rest before resuming play, and the scene of the next game will be the rooms of the Franklin Chess club in Philadelphia, the finishing games of the match having to be played in Montreal. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 7, 1894

The 11th game of chess between Steinitz and Lasker, played today in the Union League club, was won by Lasker, Steinitz resigning after the 38th move. The score now stands: Lasker, 7; Steinitz, 2; drawn, 2, and finishes the Philadelphia part of the match. It will be resumed in Montreal, where ten runs will finish it. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 22, 1894

Showalter and Hodges Begin Their Match at the Brooklyn Club. While Montreal has the distinction of being the final battle ground in the word's championship contest between Steinitz and Lasker, to Brooklyn will belong the honor of having the match between J. W. Showalter and A. B. Hodges for the championship of the United States. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 15, 1894

Emanuel Lasker is chess champion of the world, Steinitz resigned the 19th game on the 52nd move. The score stood: Lasker, 10; Steinitz, 5; drawn, 4. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 27, 1894

Hodges is Champion. He Defeats Showalter in the Final Game at Chess. By winning the 9th game of his match with Showalter at the Brooklyn Chess club last evening A. B. Hodges of Staten Island captured the title of chess champion of the United States, which has been held by the former for a number of years. Total — Hodges, 5; Showalter, 3; drawn 1. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 26, 1894

It is not generally known that chess champions needed to subject themselves to physical training similar to that of a pugilist, but Steinitz blames his recent defeat by Lasker to the fact that he was not in good physical condition. After the match, he says he went to a Turkish bath and had himself deluged with ice cold water for 10 minutes at a time to learn if he had any affection of the heart. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 2, 1894

Champion at Odds. Lasker and Steinitz in Trouble Over a Return Match. The Veteran Chess Expert Will Claim the Title if the Present Holder Does Not Hurry Matters — Two Communications Showing the State of Affairs. ...Mr. Steinitz now takes a stand that s specified time had been agreed upon between himself and Lasker, and claims that he has a letter from the latter in his possession in which he positively fixed the beginning of the match. ...He has gone so far as to give his rival until the middle of March, 1895, to come to time, after which, so Steinitz intimidated to Mr. De Visser, he would claim the championship... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 8, 1894

A Reply From De Visser. Steinitz's Charges Ably Refuted by Lasker's Second. Steinitz questioned Mr. de Visser's good judgment in accepting the office of second when Lasker had no intention to play at the time Steinitz claims had been agreed upon. Mr. de Visser in reply, which is given below, refutes the charges of unfairness and forcibly expresses some views of his own in the matter. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 29, 1894

On Oct 20, 1894, the second masters chess tournament will begin at the Union Square hotel, New York. Ex-champion Steinitz will probably compete with Messrs. Albin, Pillsbury, Showalter, Taubenhaus, Delmar and Hanham. Four prizes amounting to $250 will be offered. This will be the first appearance of Steinitz in a tournament since 1883. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 9, 1894

Two Chess Champions. Steinitz and Lasker, Do a Corbett-Fitzsimmons Act. Each Lays Claim to Championship Honors. Since the publication last week in this column of Champion Lasker's latest epistle Mr. Steinitz has claimed the world's championship and therefore, since the former showed no inclination whatever to relinquish the title we have the unusual occurrence of two masters holsing the championship at one and the same time... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 18, 1894

The second international chess tournament, under the auspices of the City Chess club, was begun at the Union Square hotel, New York, yesterday afternoon. ... Samual Loyd, the celebrated problemist, was appointed referee. After 18 moves, Hymes, the inter-collegiate champion, forced Steinitz to accept a draw.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 21, 1894

At a meeting of delegates from the different chess clubs in the vicinity held at the Manhattan CC in New York last night, the Metropolitan chess league was launched into existence and a board of officers elected. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 25, 1894

For the women's championship a match will be commenced in this city on Monday which is of peculiar interest in that it is one between two women. Both are strong players, anxious to demonstrate their respective merits over the board, and incidentally to lay claim to the chess championship of their sex in America. The contestants are Mrs. Harriet Worrall, a well known Brooklyn player, and Mrs. J. W. Showalter, the wife of the famous expert of that name. The match is for seven games up to be played alternatively at the principals' home at the rate of two each week with a time limit of 12 moves an hour... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 1, 1894

Yesterday play began in the chess match for the women's championship of America at the residence of Mrs. Favor, 30 Hanson place. The two aspirants for championship honors were Mrs. H. Worrall of this city and Mrs. J. W. Showalter of New York. Mrs. Showalter won the first game. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 6, 1894

With 9 rounds completed and with but two more to play, the final disposition of first prize in the City Chess club's international tournament in New York is now hardly a matter of doubt. Steinitz is a sure winner. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 11, 1894

Steinitz polished off Jasnogrodsky in the 10th round, thereby making his score 7.5 games won out of 9, one which none of his competitors can now reach. Albin is reasonably sure of second place... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 14, 1894

Steinitz defeated Pillsbury in the final round of the international tournament. Albin captured 2nd place. Showalter and Hymes tied for 3rd place. Steinitz won $125, Albin won $60, and Showalter and Hymes divided $65. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 16, 1894

Chess Champion Helms. He wins first prize in the Brooklyn tourney. 2nd place went to Tatum. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 16, 1894

Harvard is Champion. Crimson Wins the Inter-Collegiate Chess Cup. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 2, 1895

Mrs. John Showalter, who was until recently competing with Mrs. Harriet Worrall of this city for the woman's championship of the United States, stated that she discontinued the match at the urgent request of her husband, she being also ordered to do so by her doctor. The severe strain consequent upon a contest of this nature has begun to tell upon her and she was forced to seek a change of scene and action. Mrs. Showalter spoke highly of the courtesy of her opponent, Mrs. Worrall, in consenting to wait when properly the latter was entitle to claim the match by forfeit. Lasker is still in England and is now engaged on his book on mathematics. Until it is finished he will not engage in any serious play. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 3, 1895

The Cable Chess Match Begun. Play in the great cable chess game between the Manhattan CC and the British CC of London got under way promptly at 11 o'clock this morning... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 9, 1895

Great Chess Match a Draw. American and English Experts Fight an Indecisive Battle. The Early Closing Law in London Is Alone Responsible for the Unfinished Condition of the Contest. The moves had to be translated from the English to the German notation which, for the sake of brevity, was used on the wire, and this took considerable time. For unfinished games, world champion Emanuel Lasker adjudicated the games. The first and only actual result of 10 games was reached on board No. 4, D. C. Baird agreeing to a draw with Mills. By 6:30 pm it was hard to say where the advantage lay. At that time all play stopped, it being 11:30 pm in London when the public hall had to close, according to law. Lasker proposed that d draw be offered on all boards. This offer being cabled over, was accepted by the local club's officials, and the great match was declared drawn... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 10, 1895

Brooklyn Won at Chess. New York City Club Defeated by One Point in the Metropolitan championship. The Brooklyn CC beat the City CC, scoring 4.5-3.5... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 24, 1895

A question much discussed on Tuesday was that of sending American representatives to the chess congress at Hastings, and it was stated that a practical business proposition had been made to W. Steinitz to that end, which would no doubt result in his going, as already partly arranged. J. W. Showalter's friends, also, have taken some steps in the same direction, and S. Lipschutz seems likely to be sent as the representative of the Manhattan Chess club. That leaves a clear field for the Brooklyn CC to send its crack player, Harry N. Pillsbury, to the English tournament as the city's representative. It will be but a question of securing $200 or $300 for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses to enable Brooklyn to put her champion in the field, and a champion sure to be her credit. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 18, 1895

Harry Nelson Pillsbury, the expert, who will represent the Brooklyn Chess club at the big tournament at Hastings, England, sailed this morning on the steamer New York for the seat of international warfare. Pillsbury said, "With reference to the players selected by the tournament committee, Mr. Herbert Dubell, its honorable secretary, writes that they were obliged to decline nearly one-half of the tendered entries... This will be the first time an Italian master [Vergani] has taken part in an international tournament..." - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 24, 1895

Delmar is champion. Richardson second and Hodges Third in the Chess Tourney. Eugene Delmar is the state chess champion and winner of the Staats Zeitung cup, held in Skaneateles, NY. Delmar scored 4.5, Richardson scored 3.5, and Hodges scored 3. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 2, 1895

World Champion Pillsbury. He Wins First Place in Hastings Chess Tourney. Harry N. Pillsbury, the Brooklyn chess expert, won first prize in the international chess tournament here today. His opponent was Gunsberg, whom he easily disposed of. Brassery's institute, where the tournament has been held, was crowded with spectators and the excitement was intense during the contest. Pillsbury has now met and defeated every chess expert in the word and will take the world's championship back to Brooklyn with him. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 2, 1895

Pillsbury at the London Metropolitan club last evening played simultaneous games with 14 women, giving to 13 of them odds of a knight. Mr Pillsbury scored 11 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw and 1 unfinished. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 6, 1895

Pillsbury is Home Again. He Brings With Him the World's Chess Championship. He said, "Of course Tschigorin was much the strongest opponent I had. I lost to him at first and if I may offer an excuse for defeat I should say that it was partially due to the stage fright, if you like, of a young player competing with a veteran....By the way, some English newspapers published rather erroneous but not ill meant references to me. One said I was tall and sallow and smoked green cigars and another stated that I had been an infant phenomenon and played chess at the tender age of 6." ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 28, 1895

Toasted the Chess Master. Pillsbury, the Champion, Honored by His Brooklyn Friends. A Fine Gold Watch Was Presented to the Young American Who Won Laurels at Hastings. Addresses by Mayor Schieren... Harry N. Pillsbury, the young chess champion of the world, was honored by a reception and banquet last night at the Pouch mansion. Mr. Marean, president of the Brooklyn CC, was the toastmaster. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 16, 1895

The chess match for the championship of the United States between Jackson W. Showalter and S. Lipschutz began this afternoon at the Manhattan CC. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 21, 1895 [Showalter won]

Governor-elect John W. Griggs of NJ is president of the Patterson Chess Club. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 7, 1895

Chess Experts Have a Row. Over The Proposed Match With England. The demand of the Franklin CC of Philadelphia, that it shall be consulted before any arrangements for an international match are made, is causing much amusement and not a little indignation among the members of the Brooklyn club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 9, 1895

British Chess Club Formally Accepts the Challenge for a cable match. The cable math would be the United States of America vs. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The teams would consist of 10 players a side. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 19, 1895

D. G. Baird yesterday won the deciding game from Jasnogrodsky and thus became champion of the Manhattan CC. He is at present likewise the holder of the New York state championship. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 21, 1895

Pillsbury wins the first game in the St. Petersburg chess tourney. It was played at the rooms of the St. Petersburg Chess club, on the Munsky Prospect. The rooms were crowded with a brilliant assemblage of notables, among them Prince Kantakugin, the honorary vice president of the club, whose devotion to the game is well known all over Europe.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 14, 1895

An Interview With Steinitz. On his journey from Paris to St. Petersburg, Steinitz decided upon staying in Berlin for a few days in order to give a simultaneous exhibition to local chess players and to attend a dinner given in his honor by the Berlin chess fraternity. In an interview, he said, "In Paris I received the highest fees that were ever paid to a chess master, namely, 1,500 francs for a five days' engagement." ... Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 15, 1895

Harvard Wins the Championship. Harvard, last year's champion, again captured the intercollegiate trophy. Columbia has had the cup two years also, while neither Yale nor Princeton have yet won this honor in the field of chess. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 2, 1896

The great international chess tournament at the St. Petersburg Chess club is half over. Pillsbury is the clear leader by one point over Lasker. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 3, 1896

J. W. Showalter, the new chess champion of the United States, whose recent victory over S. Lipschutz is fresh in the minds of all followers of the game, was last night the guest of the Brooklyn Chess club at its rooms on Montague street. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1896

Pillsbury has been suffering from a severe attack of influenza ever since the second half of the tournament, which has seemed not only to impair his usual dashing play, but has caused his power to form correct combinations to fail him. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 15, 1896

Mr. Showalter said that Pillsbury had gone into some wild scheme with Steinitz to copyright the games played in the tournament outside of St. Petersburg. Steinitz has not head for business, and Pillsbury is a young man who can not afford to lose much money. Yet Steinitz persuaded Pillsbury to enter into an arrangement which was wild and foolish on its face. The scheme was one by which Pillsbury was to buy from the St. Petersburg Chess club the exclusive rights to publish outside of St. Petersburg, the full reports of the games played in the club. It was the plan to secure copyrights of the game, but the whole scheme naturally fell through, because in a club like St. Petersburg Chess club, where the games are semi public, it is impossible to keep things out of the hands of other people. Pillsbury lost $600. His recent failure to win games is due, in part at least, to his unfortunate and unbusinesslike venture. Pillsbury is paying his own way in the present venture. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1896

Trouble Among Players and Managers at St. Petersburg. The interest which was at first shown in the international tournament in this city has considerable decreased, because so much has occurred to make things unpleasant for the players, the committee and the spectators, let alone the adverse comments which are daily being made in the newspapers, of which the Novre Vremya is excepted. Without giving notice to any of the papers in the city, the St. Petersburg CC sold the right of publishing the games to the Novre Vremya. Two relatives and editors of the Novre Vremya are on the tournament committee. The other papers ridiculed the contest, abused the players and did their best to spoil the success of the affair. Another reason which contributed toward much unpleasantness was the betting element introduced in the club. Tschigorin has been backed to an enormous extent and among others there is one bet involving the sum of 5,000 roubles. It is known how Pillsbury was done out of a considerable sum by buying the sole right of publishing the games in England and America. Steinitz, his partner in this business transaction, is also much annoyed for he, too, will lose money. To prevent the local papers from getting anything in the shape of news they increased the fee of admission to one rouble; even members had to pay. They would not allow anybody to make any notes, and as soon as a poor reporter was found penciling, the representatives of the Novre Vremya protested, the reporters kicked out, and there were some pretty lively scenes in the club-rooms. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 19, 1896

A Chicago manufacturer, who is evidently as advertising genius, has just registered "H. N. Pillsbury" as a name for a new brand of cigars. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 23, 1896

Lasker Wins First Prize. Steinitz is Second, Pillsbury Third and Tschigorin Last. The international chess tournament is at an end, the last two games having been played yesterday. There is much dissatisfaction among the chess playing public of Russia and, in fact, all over the world, over the result. The players were invited to the Russian capital to play chess and not to engage in outside speculation. The fact that they did so and thus distracted their attention from the game itself, throws the blame entirely on themselves. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 1896

No Notes of Triumph to be Sounded on Pillsbury's Home Coming. He is expected back from St. Petersburg next month, but the joyous outburst that followed the Hastings' victory will not be repeated. It was difficult to foresee how these two respectively winners of first and second prizes at the memorial Hastings congress, could be defeated. Yet they landed third and fourth, permitting even the veteran Steinitz, who came in 5th at Hastings, to outfoot them easily... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 30, 1896

Emil Kemeny and Jackson Showalter will begin a match for the United States chess championship at the Franklin club, Philadelphia, on February 24. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 14, 1896

Jasnogrodsky is Champion. He Wins the Tournament of the New York State Association. He defeated J. M. Hanham in a tiebreak game, thus becoming the state champion for this year. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 24, 1896

Brooklyn's Chess Champion. Herman Helms Wins the Title for the Second Time. ... Lasker and Steinitz are to meet in a match for the championship of the world at Moscow next September. An offer of 5,000 roubles, made by a prominent citizen of that place, was sufficient to induce the two experts to play the match there instead of at Hastings, England. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 1, 1896

Baron Alfred de Rothschild of Vienna has accepted the office of referee for the cable match and will be on hand in London a week from Friday to officiated in that capacity. Leopold Hoffer, the well-known chess player and writer, has consented to act as the American umpire in London, as has Professor Isaac L. Rice, who will look after British interests in Brooklyn... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 5, 1896

The Big Cable Chess Match. Men Who Will Represent Brooklyn in the Contest for the Sir George Newnes' Cup. Great Britain and the USA will contend for the $800 trophy, the gift of Sir George Newnes. The Commercial Cable company has arranged to put the Brooklyn and British Chess clubs in direct communication with each other by means of special wires joined to its cable system. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 8, 1896

Chess Match by Cable Begun. Pillsbury Leads the Way in the International Contest With First Move for Brooklyn. Pillsbury plays Blackburne, Showalter plays Burn, Burille meets Bird. The trophy for the winning team is a massive silver cup presented by Sir George Newnes, president of the British chess club. ... - - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 13, 1896

America Wins the Chess Cup. Exciting Finish of the International Cable Match. Barry was Hero of the Day. Score was 4.5 to 3.5. The American end of the game was played in Remsen hall, while the Englishmen fought by cable from the Pillar hall of Cannon hotel, London. Pillsbury was beaten by Blackburne, and it was left to John F. Barry from Boston to put the finishing touches to victory for the cup. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 15, 1896

Showalter Still champion. He wins the deciding game at chess from Kemeny. Showalter is still the chess champion of the United States. He maintained his title yesterday by defeating Kemeny in the 15th game of the series at Philadelphia, the score then standing Showalter 7, Kemeny 4, drawn 4. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 7, 1896

The Pillsbury National Correspondence Chess association was formerly organized last week, when officers were elected at Chicago and a constitution and bylaws adopted. There are over 200 members and it is expected that the one thousand mark will be reached before long.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 12, 1896

Mr. Showalter will meet J. E. Barry in a chess match of 7 games up for $2,000 and the championship of the United States on May 20. The match will be played in Boston. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 8, 1896

Steinitz defeated Schiffers with 6 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. The match was played in Rostow, Russia. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 10, 1896

Henry Nelson Pillsbury, vice president of the Brooklyn Chess club, who was also a member of the Manhattan CC, has suddenly resigned from the latter organization. It would take full effect on July 1, 1896. His resignation was due to the extraordinary attitude of the Manhattan directors toward him. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 18, 1896

Showalter Still Champion. He wins the deciding game at chess from Barry - $2,000 goes with the title. By winning the 13th game, Showalter also retained the championship of the United States and the $2,000 stakes. .. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 21, 1896

The Newnes Chess Trophy, to be received by the Brooklyn Club tomorrow night. Pillsbury, Showalter, Burrille, Barry, Hymes, Hodges, Delmar and Baird, the American team of the Brooklyn Chess club, all in town and will assist at the reception, to which all lovers of chess are most cordially invited. The trophy weighs about 40 pounds. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 24, 1896

The Brooklyn CC is threatened with a serious rupture in the near future. John D. Elwell, a member of the club, has been reported as accused of arranging international cable matches with European organizations in the name of the Brooklyn CC without the sanction of that body. In consequence of this, a number of the members and at least two officers would sever their connections with the local organization, as the action of Mr. Elwell in attempting to arrange cable matches without authority and in sending letters and cablegrams in the club's name without the permission of the board of directors, has caused a strong feeling of dissatisfaction. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 30, 1896

The Nuremberg tournament, scheduled to commence on July 20, will not only be, like last summer's battle at Hastings, but will, likewise, attract a far greater interest in America than any other European chess tournament has heretofore secured. The Brooklyn Chess club has sent Pillsbury and Showalter, US champion, strong in the hope that one or other will return home with the Prince of Bavaria's cup as a token of America's supremacy in chess. To win first prize in such company will be the greatest chess feat of modern times. Indeed, no such equally great gathering of the masters has ever taken place. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 2, 1896

Josiah T. Marean Wearies of Strife, and resigns as President of the Brooklyn Chess Club. In two years, under Mr. Marean's Administration, the club has risen to the front rank, but of late members have begun quarreling and he will no longer assume responsibility for its direction... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 2, 1896

The effect of chess. Josiah T. Marean has reached the conclusion that chess and he do not agree. There has also been trouble in the Manhattan Chess Club over the loss of an umbrella. Pillsbury resigned from the club because he discovered that his umbrella was not safe in the club house. Chess ought to develop patience and endurance. It seems to develop petulance and bickerings in the summer. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 3, 1896

The strife of the Brooklyn CC, which threatened to disorganize that prosperous and eminent organization in the world of chess, was settled last night at a lively special meeting in the Montague street club rooms, called for the purpose of taking action in regard to an article in the New York Herald. This was In the nature of an interview with a director of the club, Dr. L. D. Broughton, in which he severely criticized the actions of a fellow member, John D. Elwell, and stated that Elwell had involved the club in matches with foreign chess clubs without the sanction of the officers or the executive committee. The bickerings which ensued resulted in the resignation of President Josiah Marean, Secretary William De Visser and Director W. L. Eno. At last night's meeting an effort was made to recommend the expulsion of Brougton to the executive committee. The motion was lost on a vote of 14 to 28. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 8, 1896

Nuremberg tournament to begin next Monday. ...The chief honor of the tournament is the splendid cup of the prince regent of Bavaria, which will go to the first prize winner, together with the $750. All told there are nine prizes, including the special trophies offered by the Baron von Rothschild and the Baron von der Lasa. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 16, 1896

With the resignation from the Brooklyn Chess Club of the minority of 14 who objected to Dr. Broughton's unclublike action in airing the opinions of his childlike faction on club matters in a newspaper, the club would appear to have lost all its source of strength. The defecting members include its late president, Mr. Marean, Duval, the treasurer; Helms, Elwell, Pillsbury, Showalter, Hodges, Barry, Hynes and Burilee. These gentlemen intend to form a new club, the object of which will be the promotion and encouragement of chess playing... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 18, 1896

Play in the great international chess tournament between 19 of the foremost experts of the world began at 9 o'clock this morning. Pillsbury drew the first bye.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 20, 1896

Dr. Broughton Resigns. As a result the chess club is expected to resume its former prosperity. The resignation of Dr. L. D. Broughton, Jr., as director was accepted. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 21, 1896

The State Chess Meet. Two Rounds of the Tournaments Played. Lipschutz and Tatum Fighting for the Cup. Chess enthusiasts from all over the state are gathered here [Rochester] for the 8th annual midsummer meeting of the New York State association. 30 players are entered for the different events, the Staats-Zeitung cup match of course attracting the most attention. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 29, 1896

Lipschutz Wins the Cup. The Staats Zeitung trophy will this year go to the Manhattan CC of New York, thanks to the fine play of ex-United States Champion Lipschutz. Delmar took 2nd place. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 31, 1896

State Chess Meet Ended. Young Marshall wins the Junior Championship for Brooklyn. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 1, 1896

Lasker Lands First Prize. Defeats Tarrasch at the Nuremberg Chess Tournament. World's chess champion Emanuel Lasker achieved the feat of landing chief prize in the great international tournament in Nuremberg. The first prize is valued at $750 and with it goes a silver cup and salvar, donated by his royal highness, the Prince Regent of Bavaria. Maroczy slid into second place... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 9, 1896

Pillsbury and Tarrasch tied. They divide third and fourth prizes at Nuremberg. Showalter is a tail ender. Maroczy of Buda-Pesth lands second prize. Pillsbury defeated three of the greatest players in the world in succession, Lasker, Tarrasch, and Tschigorin in the 8th, 9th, and 10th round. He also defeated Steinitz in the 19th round. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 11, 1896

Why Showalter Lost. Chess at Nuremberg began too early to suit him. Pillsbury was ill at the beginning, losing 3 of his first 5 games. Showalter said, "The clocks were started at 9 o'clock every morning and that involved my getting up at about 6 o'clock, an hour at which I had much rather retire than rise. The force of long continued habit would not permit me to sleep before 1 AM and, as a consequence, I was irresistibly drowsy during the early hours of play each day and was generally beaten at an early stage." ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 27, 1896

Ex-champion Steinitz is at present undergoing the Kneipp cure at Woerishofen, Bavaria. His match with Lasker has been postponed, by consent of the Moscow chess club, until November. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 4, 1896

Chess Match Begins Monday. Nearly all the masters entered at Budapest. Lasker's presence is doubtful. Pillsbury to represent America. Steinitz will enter only if Lasker enters. Owing to the proposed Lasker vs. Steinitz match, to be played in Moscow in November, it is still very doubtful whether Lasker can be induced to enter this tournament. One of the prizes is a silver statuette, presented by his majesty, Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 29, 1896

Josiah T. Marean Re-Elected. Consents to Serve Again as President of the Brooklyn Chess Club. The 11th annual meeting of the Brooklyn CC was held last night at 201 Montague street. Marean was nominated for president and received all 27 votes.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 4, 1896

Pillsbury is the favorite. Experts think he will win the Buda Pesth chess tourney. President Lehner of the Hungarian Millenial Chess association welcomed the players, assembled here at the hall of the congress, yesterday afternoon, in an eloquent address delivered to the chess masters in the presence of many interested spectators. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 5, 1896

Second Victory for Napier. The Boy Champion Again Defeats Marshall at Chess. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 12, 1896 and Oct 15, 1896

Mr. John D. Elwell certainly appears to be unfortunate in his chess relations. With the best of motives, he indirectly brought about the fracture in the Brooklyn Chess Club. Now that that unpleasantness has been satisfactorily concluded, Mr. Elwell is placed in the still more disagreeable position of being obligated to sue the Manhattan Chess Club for expelling him on charges which were entirely unsustained. These charges were to the effect, first, that he opened an envelope directed to the president of the club, and second, that in forwarding the letter enclosed to the Chess Club, he substituted one of his own envelopes for the original one. Mr. Elwell avers that the letter was directed to him, and the writer of the letter acknowledges that he is not sure that the letter was directed to the president of the club, and thinks it very probable that it may have been directed as Mr. Elwell says it was. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 17, 1896

Pillsbury's Rich Prize. He receives the trophy for the best game in the Nuremberg tourney. Baron Albert von Rothschild's prize of 300 marks, offered for the most brilliant game of the Nuremberg chess tournament, has just been awarded to him for his game with Lasker, played July 29. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 19, 1896

Pillsbury's Third Prize. He loses the final game of the chess match. Unable to secure a victory, he permits Tarrasch to win, the latter thereby getting a share of the money. Budapest's international chess tournament came to an end with yesterday's 13th and final round and another great meeting of the masters has gone into history. Charousek (winning 2,500 crowns) and Tschigorin, both of whom won and thereby tied for 1st place. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 22, 1896

Won by Tschigorin. The Russian defeats Charousek in the chess match. The 4th game of the tie match between Charousek and Tschigorin for the first prize of the international chess masters' tournament was played in Budapest today. Charousek was beaten after 46 moves. Tschigorin, therefore, takes first and Charousek the second prize. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 28, 1896

Lasker and Steinitz Ready. To battle for the World's chess championship in Moscow. Match will begin this week. The one who first scores 10 games will be declared the winner. The Steinitz-Lasker match for the chess championship of the world and a purse of 5,000 roubles, offered by the Moscow CC, will begin at Moscow this week, both players having arrived at this city today. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 1, 1896

First Blood for Lasker. He defeats Steinitz easily in 45 moves... Napier defeats Marshall, the junior state chess champion with 7 wins, 1 loss, and 3 draws. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 8, 1896

E. E. Southard, '97, has won the Harvard chess tournament with 9 games out of 10 to his credit. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 3, 1896

Harvard a Sure Winner. Cannot be overtaken by her opponents in the inter-collegiate chess tourney. Harvard has already won for the third time the intercollegiate championship, as her total; of 8 victories cannot be reached by any of her competitors. Harvard has won 8 and lost 2. Columbia, Yale, and Princeton have won 4 and lost 6....- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 2, 1897

Harvard's Easy Chess Victory. 10 of the 12 games captured by the Crimson. The Cup Already Awarded. Southard Repeated Hymes' Record by Winning all 6 Games. In 1892, Edward Hymes won all his games for Columbia. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 3, 1897

Showalter in Town. He hopes to win his chess match with Pillsbury. The match will commence here on January 25 and will be played at the Hamilton club, the Crescent club and the Brooklyn chess club... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1897

Lasker Wins the Match. Lasker won the 17th and final game of the chess championship match in Moscow. The final score: Lasker 10, Steinitz 2, drawn 5. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 15, 1897

Cable Chess Match Begins. America and England Battling for the Newnes Cup. Showalter has an advantage. The American team is playing at the Academy of Music... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 12, 1897 Chess Cup Goes to England. American team defeated in a stubbornly contested fight. By the Margin of One Game. America has lost the Newnes chess cup. Great Britain scored 5.5; the USA scored 4.5. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 14, 1897

A report of the death of A. F. Mackenzie, the Jamaica problemist, has gone the entire rounds of the world's chess columns and now it turns out that it was not the famous composer, but a brother of his, likewise a resident of that island, who died. The Mackenzie known to the chess world recently lost his eyesight, but continues to derive his customary enjoyment from his favorite pastime and has composed several problems. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 22, 1897

Delmar is Champion. Victorious in the New York State Chess Tourney. W. E. Napier wins the general contest. The 19th annual meeting of the New York State Chess association held yesterday in the United Charities building on 22nd street, New York City, proved to be a most successful and satisfactory one in every respect. Eugene Delmar, member of the Brooklyn and Metropolitan Chess clubs, landed the championship and with it first prize. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 23, 1897

The Morning Post of London published a news agency dispatch from Moscow denying the report from Paris of the death of William Steinitz, who was recently placed in an insane asylum in Moscow. The dispatch adds that Steinitz still remains in the asylum. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 24, 1897

A Fund for Steinitz. Lasker has written a letter to the Standard, asking the paper to start a fund in behalf of Dr. Steinitz, the chess player, ill and insane at Moscow. Lasker himself offered to contribute 10 guineas to the fund. Addressing the chess clubs of Brighton, Lasker attributed the serious illness of Dr. Steinitz to the unsuitable medical treatment which, it is claimed, he has undergone at Moscow. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 26, 1897

The Moscow correspondent of the London Standard telegraphs that Steinitz has been released from the asylum in which he has for some time confined owing to his mental troubles. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 16, 1897

Legislatures to Play Chess. Negotiations Under Way for Another International Cable Match. Several members of the house of representatives who are chess enthusiasts held an informal meeting today to consider a proposition from the English house of commons for a cable chess match between representatives of the two bodies. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 4, 1897

Napier's latest success. Score of the game that won for him the Brooklyn chess club championship. First and second places were secured by Napier and Helms, respectively. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 5, 1897

Pillsbury Cannot Lose Now. 20th game of the chess match won from Showalter. A final tie is possible. Should Showalter win the next game the contest will be a draw. Pillsbury won the 20th game of his match at chess with Showalter last night and now cannot lose the match. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 13, 1897

Pillsbury is Now Champion. Great chess match won by a score of 10 to 8. Showalter misses a draw. The chess match between Pillsbury and Showalter was won last night by Pillsbury at the Hamilton club, by virtue of his victory in the 21st game, which was then played. The result of the match makes Pillsbury champion of the United States, a title which Showalter held for some time. The final score was Pillsbury 10, Showalter 8, drawn 3. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 15, 1897

Chess Tourney for Women. International Competition In London Next June. America and Brooklyn will probably be represented in the contest by Mrs. Worrall. The Ladies' Club of London, an influential organization and the leading one of its kind in the world, is promoting the enterprise. The tournament will be held under very distinguished patronage, the list being headed by Princess Charles of Denmark ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 18, 1897 and April 24, 1897

Count Tolstoi, who now resides in St. Petersburg, has become an ardent devotee of chess and the fascination the game has for him seems to have spread to his family, so much so that his wife and children are daily engaged in its practice. They have marked all the tables in the house as chess boards and named their dog and other pets after chess pieces. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 20, 1897

The British Chess Team. Men chosen to represent the House of Commons in the coming cable match. The arrangements for the chess match by cable between teams representing the British house of commons and American congressmen has been somewhat delayed, but the date has been fixed finally for June 1. There will be 5 players for each team. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 23, 1897

Ready for Cable Chess. The match between Congress and Parliament begins tomorrow. American Team Complete. Three Democrats, a Republican and a Populist selected to defend American chess prestige. Austrian Minister Baron von Hengervar to act as referee. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 30, 1897

Is It a Money Making Scheme? The cable companies were asked to transmit the moves free of charge, the Associated Press was also approached on the subject. Upon the AP declining, the exclusive right after repeated delays, was sold to the London Times and an attempt will be made to exclude all other newspapers. Some of the English players a fortnight ago, declared that if things were not immediately settled, they would decline to pay at all. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 31, 1897

Chess Match a Draw. British and American Legislators Divide Honors Evenly. The core was 2.5 to 2.5. Each side won 2 games, lost 2 games, and drew 1 game. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 2, 1897

Women Experts At Chess. Opening of the Great International Tourney in London. The first round of the international women's chess tournament, which was played today at the Hotel Cecil, resulted in Mrs. Sydney defeating Mrs. Stevenson. The congress is due almost entirely to the energy of Mrs. Rhoda A. Bowles, secretary of the Ladies' Chess Club who organized the club in January, 1895. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 23, 1897

Miss Rudge is First Place, with 16 victories and 2 drawn games out of 19 played. Mrs. Worrall and Miss Thorold divide second and third money. The final round of the Ladies International Chess Congress was played this evening. Miss Rudge takes first prize, $300; Mrs. Worrall and Miss Thorold divide second third, each receiving $225. Prizes will be presented Monday evening by Lady Newnes, president of the British Ladies' Chess Club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 4, 1897

Mrs. Worrall Was Fourth. Corrected Score in the Women's Chess Congress. The corrected reports show that Miss Rudge won 18 games and drew 1 with Mrs. Bounefin, not losing a game in the women's chess congress. Mrs. Fagan's 2 games were won by here and she held her position in second place. Miss Thorold's score as given was correct, but Mrs. Worrall's score suffered by the mistake and the corrections placed her fourth. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 6, 1897

Cup Match Undecided. Steinitz and Lipschutz draw on the play off. End of the chess meet. New York wins the interstate contest with Pennsylvania by a close margin, besides capturing most of the individual prizes. Late last night Steinitz and Lupschutz drew the first game in the play off of the tie for possession of the challenge cup, whereupon the latter claimed to have secured the trophy for the Manhattan CC. This morning, however, the managers of the New York State Chess Association decided that another game will have to be played to decide the contest. Steinitz now proposes to play a short match for a purse. The committee has not settled this matter as yet. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 7, 1897

No Game for the Cup. Another Dispute in the Tie between Steinitz and Lipschutz. Manhattan Club's Stand. It claims that the first win should decide the possession of the cup on the strength of a letter from Secretary Hodges, while the Chess Association's committee rules that best two in three must count. The match between Steinitz and Lipschuts, which was looked forward to with so much interest, has been indefinitely postponed and will not be played until the executive committee of the NY state chess association has passed upon an issue raised by the officers of the Manhattan CC as against the terms of the written notice issued by the association on August 7. Secretary Hodges of the association inadvertently volunteered the statement that the first win would conclude the match. This statement, was, of course, an error, as Mr. Hodges later saw, and he tried to withdraw his letter, but was refused that privilege. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 12, 1897

Both Claim the Trophy. Tie for the Staats Zeitung Chess Cup Still Unsettled. Counter forfeits filed. Staten Island and Manhattan Clubs score the recent unplayed game as a victory for their respective representatives. Steinitz appears at the Manhattan Club, makes his move and claims the second game. The latest developments in the dispute over the contest for the possession of the Staats-Zeitung cup, which the recent state chess meeting at Murray Isle failed to determine, do not point to a speedy settlement of the unfortunate affair. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 19, 1897

Major W. C. Wilson, who was the victim of the recent mysterious murder in Philadelphia, was a vice president of the Franklin Chess Club... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 26, 1897

Match Declared a Tie. New York State Chess Association retains possession of the Staats-Zeitung Cup. Inasmuch as the contest was not decided at the time and place fixed for the same, the contest for 1897 be considered a tie and that the cup remain in the custody of the association during the coming year... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 5, 1897

Mrs. Worrall Home Again. Brooklyn's representative in the recent women's chess tourney talks of her trip abroad. She said, "...the tournament was a severe strain. Two games a day under a time limit of 20 moves an hour and with the necessity for keeping one's score and watching two clocks was most trying. I lost hours of time by not stopping my clock when it was my opponent's turn to move and lost one game in this way. Miss Hertzsch, the youngest contestant, was only 18 and could not speak a word of English. Lady Thomas was afflicted with a nervous ailment which caused her hands to shake constantly when she made her moves; her hair was white and she is nearly 70 year old. Mrs Hartung of Germany talked constantly while she was playing with me. Conversations were unrestrained while the games were in progress and during the tournament, the weather in London was so oppressive that fans were kept in constant motion in the playing room. The jubilee crowds made the rooms uncomfortable..." - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 10, 1897

Berlin Chess Tourney. The first round of the international chess tournament was played at the Architect Building in this city today. At 1 o'clock, the time of the first adjournment, only one game was concluded, Metger and Bardeleben having drawn. Play was resumed at 4 o'clock. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 13, 1897

Charousek the Winner. Finish of the chess masters' tourney at Berlin. The 19th and final round of the international chess masters' tournament was played at the Architekten Haus, Berlin, yesterday. Rudolph Charousek defeated Tschigorin. Charousek takes 1st prize and Walbrodt second. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 5, 1897

Harvard's Chess Trophy. Yale Players Clearly Outclassed by Cambridge Cracks. Southard takes 6 straight. Southard has won 16 out of 18 games played. Harvard scored 10-2. Columbia scored 6.5-5.5, Yale scored 4.5-7.5, and Princeton scored 3-9. Harvard has now won the cup 4 times in succession, Columbia having captured it twice.... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 2, 1898

The International Tourney at Vienna to Be Held in June and July. The local chess club of Vienna, Austria, has announced that the International Masters Chess Tournament will be held in that city during the months of June and July. There will be 16 prizes in all to the value of 20,000 kronens, about $4,100. Baron Albert de Rothschild will give three prizes of 400, 300 and 200 kronens for the 3 most brilliant games, while Leopold Trebitsch will award 3 prizes to non-prize winners having done the best work against the prize winners. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 15, 1898

Charles A. Gilberg dead. A well known chess expert found lifeless in his bed this morning. He probably suffocated. He was at one time the president of the Manhattan CC. He had the second best library on chess in this country. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 21, 1898

Koehler Now Champion. He wrests state chess honors from Eugene Delmar. The 20th annual New York State championship was held in the United Charities Building in Manhattan. Gustav Koehler, who recently won the chess championship of the Cosmopolitan Chess Club and is now tied with Baird in the Manhattan Club's tournament, went through the first 3 rounds with a clean score. Delmar shared 2nd place with Otto Roething, also of the Cosmopolitan Club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 23, 1898

Big Chess Match Begins. Pillsbury and Showalter playing for the championship. Promptly at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon, Harry N. Pillsbury, chess champion of the United States, and Jackson W. Showalter, challenger, sat down to the first game of their retun match in a room set apart for the players by the Postal Telegraph Company, in its building on Broadway, Manhattan... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 25, 1898

Marshall Now Champion. Defeats Napier and wins the Brooklyn Chess Club's tournament. Boy expert outplayed. The new champion is Frank J. Marshall, not yet 21 years of age. ...- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 5, 1898

British Team Wins the Chess Match. Newnes Trophy will remain in Great Britain another year. The British lion will guard the Newnes trophy for another year. By the same score made in the contest last year, Great Britain came out victorious last evening in the international chess match which for two days was waged in the Academy of Music, and the American representatives laid down their lances in defeat. Great Britain won 5.4 to 4.5. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 20, 1898

Pillsbury is Champion. He wins the deciding game with Showalter in Quick Time. The 12th game in the US chess championship match between Pillsbury and Showalter brought that interesting event, which has been in progress since February 25, to a close, and left the former undisputed champion of America. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 2, 1898

Cable Team Criticized. Ever since the conclusion of the big international cable chess match last month criticisms and comments, both favorable and otherwise, have been plentiful. John Galbreath of New Orleans came in for the lion's share of it. Galbreath traveled a longer distance to play a single game of chess than any other player on record. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 25, 1898

Chess Chapionship Decided. Exchange Club carries off the league trophy with flying colors. By winning their last match at the Dutch Arms last night the Exchange Chess Club's clever team completed its schedule and at the same time succeeded in landing chief honors in the Brooklyn Chess League's tournament and becoming league champions for 1898. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 27, 1898

Pillsbury Wins. He defeats Caro in the opening round of the chess tourney at Vienna. Play in the international chess congress in honor of Emperor Franz Josef I, which was formally opened yesterday by Baron Albert von Rothschild, began this morning at 10 o'clock, when the 20 masters, gathered from all parts of the world, faced each other for the first time. Lasker and Charousek were not there. Lasker opposed to a two round tourney, which he considered too great a strain. Charousek was suddenly taken ill. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 1, 1898

Chess Prizes Decided. Janowki, Steinitz and Schlechter all placed at Vienna. Three of the league prizes in the big International Chess Tournament which ends here on Monday, were determind by today's play in the 37th round. These were the 3rd, 4th, and 5th and the masters fortunate enough to secure them are Janowski, Steinitz, and Schlechter. The chief prize meanwhile remains as much in doubt as ever, for both Pillsbury and Tarrasch succeeded in getting the upper hand of their opponents. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 24, 1898

Pillsbury and Tarrasch Tied. The last round of the Vienna chess tournament was finished on Monday, leaving Henry N. Pillsbury and Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch of Nuremberg tied for first place. The committee of management has decided that the usual match of 4 games shall break the tie, play beginning tomorrow. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 26, 1898

German Not His Superior. Pillsbury thinks he can beat Tarrasch in a set match. Home from Vienna tourney. He stated that a tournament lasting 38 rounds was a little too much to expect a player to last through, although he favored the two round tourney plan, providing the entries are limited to 15 or 16. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 11, 1898

Final Round at Cologne. Burn has a chance to win the chess tourney. This morning the chess players met in the 15th and final round of the international chess tournament. Burn, Cohn, and Tschigorin all have 10.5 points. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 19, 1898

Amos Burn Wins at Cologne. Englishman carries off first prize in the German chess tournament. Showalter gets a prize. The international masters' tournament in connection with the 11th annual congress of the German Chess Association came to an end here yesterday, when the 15th and final round was contested. Charousek, Tschigorin, and Cohn all tied for 2nd-4th. Steinitz took 5th. Burn won 9, lost 1, and drew 5. .. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 20, 1898

Last month the Texas Chess Association was organized at Dallas. Otto Monnig was elected president. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 25, 1898

Tarrasch's Last Tourney. Winner of the Vienna chess contest announces his retirement. Report has it from Nuremberg that Dr. S. Tarrasch, upon the occasion of his welcome home by the local club, of which he is the president, announced his positive intention to stay out of all future tournaments and matches and apply himself strictly to the duties attending his profession as physician. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 28, 1898

First prize in the big continental correspondence chess tournament, which was started in 1894 with 70 entries has been awarded to Charles W. Phillips, the Chicago expert, who has completed his quota of 17 games. Mordecai Morgan of the Franklin CC also finished his schedule and is sure of 2nd place. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 30, 1898

Match Goes to Janowski. French chess master wins the deciding game from Showalter. The Janowski-Showalter chess match at the Manhattan CC, began in November, came to a conclusion yesterday, when Janowski won the 13th game and thereby gained a signal victory over the American ex-champion by a final score of 7 games to 2 and 4 drawn. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 13, 1899

Steinitz Makes Some Denials. Was not influenced in resigning from the Manhattan Chess Club. Ex-champion Steinitz spent Monday evening in the New York Turn Verein of Manhattan as the guest of the chess club connected therewith, with which the Metropolitan Chess Club was recently merged. In several of the papers which published the announcement of his resignation from the Manhattan CC the veteran was made to appear as having taken the step on purely personal grounds, but this he strenuously denies, as also the statement that he had been influenced in his action. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 18, 1899

Tie for Martinez Cup. De Visser and Lipschutz finish on even terms for the State chess championship. The 21st annual winter meeting of the New York State Chess Association, held in Manhattan yesterday, again proved one of the most successful events of the year. W. M. de Visser tied ex-United States Champion Lipschutz in the masters' class. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 23, 1899

Lipschutz defeated. De Visser of Brooklyn is State Chess Champion for 1899. After a second hard fought contest at the Manattan CC yesterday, W. M. de Visser, the Brooklyn chess expert, finally succeeded in beating S. Lipschutz, thereby securing the title of state champion for 1899 and with it the valuable Martinez trophy, the first prize of the contest. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 6, 1899

Americans Will Win Cable Chess Match. Victory over the English team assured as a result of today's play. Showalter and Hodges Win. Pillsbury, Baird and Newman have all got drawn positions in hand. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 11, 1899

America's Chess Team Wins the Newnes Cup. Fourth annual cable match results in a signal victory for the United States. The score six to four. Champion Pillsbury the only American to suffer defeat — number of victories now even. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 12, 1899

Chess Players to Form a National Organization. The first general meeting for the organization of the Chess Association of the United States will be held at the Manhattan Chess Club on April 24, immediately following the international cable match between the American and English universities. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 12, 1899

Cable Chess Play Between Universities. American and British students are fighting today for a silver trophy. The first contest at chess between collegians of two different countries was begun promptly at 10 o'clock this morning with the aid of the Atlantic cable, when a team of 6 players, representing 4 American universities, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, faced an equal number standing from Oxford and Cambridge. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 21, 1899

Britons Win At Chess. The Cambridge and Oxford players too much for the four American colleges. The British team won 3.5 to 2.5 and winning the Rice Trophy. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 23, 1899

Chess Association Formed. National Body Organizes with 22 charter members. A well attended meeting of representative American chess enthusiasts was held last night, at the rooms of the Manhattan Chess Club. The association was duly set on foot with 22 clubs as charter members, comprising in all 1,087 members. Chairman J. Mona Lesser presided. The officers were: President, J. Mona Lesser of Boston; vice presidents, Isaac Rice and Sidney Johnston, treasurer, Walter Penn Shipley; secretary, Georg Walcott. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 25, 1899

Steinitz' Fine Score. Plays 16 games of chess simultaneously, winning 14 and losing but 2. He was a guest at the Brooklyn Chess Club. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 28, 1899

London's Chess Tourney. Play in the first round begins today. Pillsbury pitted against Cohn. The international congress of the world's chess masters, the sixth of its kind ever held in this city, was opened this morning in St. Stephen's Hall, adjoining the Royal Aquarium, Westminster. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 30, 1899

Winner of First Prize in Minor Chess Tourney. Frank J. Marshall, the Brooklyn Chess Club's Champion, Takes Rank as a Master. Beat A Strong Field. He carried off chief honors in the London minor tournament. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jun 15, 1899

Lasker's Position Sure. Defeats Pillsbury and is certain of winning the chess masters' tourney. Though beaten Pillsbury still remains in second place. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 2, 1899

Chess Masters Finish Their Long Contest. Lasker wins first prize, with Pillsbury, Janowski and Maroczy in Second Place. Showalter also a winner. With the conclusion of the 13th and final round of the chess masters' tournament last night, another of the series of annual international events has gone into history. Ex-champion Steinitz (tied for 10th-11th), who emerges for the first time from a tournament without being placed, fairly excelled himself yesterday in his final game with Janowski and was the means of snatching 2nd prize from the Frenchman, just as it lay almost within his grasp. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 11, 1899

Amos Burn retired from the London tournament after entering because of his objection to the committee keeping the pairing of each round secret until the day each round was played. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 6, 1899

Baron Von Heydebrand und der Lasa, the German diplomat and celebrated chess player, is dead. ... He was famous as the possessor of the largest and most valuable collection of chess literature in the world. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 7, 1899

New York Team Won. Windup of the chess tourney at Saratoga. All the contests of the New York State Chess Association summer meeting, at Saratoga, were wound up yesterday. By fine work in the 6th and 7th rounds the New York players succeeded in pulling out well ahead of their Pennsylvania rivals with a total score of 26.5 games, as against the latter 22.5. The final cup game, between S. Lipschutz of the Manhattan CC and Frank Marshall of the Brooklyn CC, resulted in the former's favor, and the cup becomes the property of the Manhattan CC, which has won it 5 times. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 2, 1899

Chess Champions at Odds. Lasker and Janowski still disputing over the much talked of match. Number of games the hitch. The Frenchman wants to play ten and the champion 8. Janowski, the challenger for the world's chess championship, has declined to agree to one of Lasker's conditions. The hitch occurs over the champion's proposition to limit the contest to 1 of 8 games up instead of 10, the number that has latterly attained in similar matches. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 14, 1899

It Is Harvard's Chess Cup. Half a game decides the college tourney in the Crimson's favor. Sixth Successive Victory. Harvard captured the intercollegiate championship for the 6th successive time. The final scores totaled up 9 points for Harvard as against 8.5 to Columbia's credit. ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 31, 1899

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