Paris, the French capital, was host to a world's fair exhibition in the summer of 1867 (1). Among the enormous buildings erected to house new developments in science, technology (of which the Krupp Canon was the most impressive display), and art, a master chess tournament was organized from June 4th to July 11th. It was held at the Grand Cercle, 10 boulevard Montmartre, not far from the 1.2 kilometer row of machinery for the exhibition. Thirteen chess masters were invited to participate in double rounds, with a time limit of six minutes per move and draws counting as zero for both players. The participants included Ignatz von Kolisch from the Austrio-Hungarian empire, Wilhelm Steinitz and Sam Loyd playing on behalf of the United States of America, Symon Winawer and Hieronim Czarnowski from Poland, Gustav Neumann from Germany, Cecil Valentine De Vere from England, Jules De Riviere, Samuel Rosenthal, Emile D'Andre, and Eugene Rousseau from France, Celso Golmayo Zupide from Cuba, and Martin Severin From from Denmark. There was no formal organization to international events at the time, so beyond the matches and time controls being set, players seemingly encountered one another during the tournament according to availability and inclination. The games in this collection have been organized according to the dates attached. Twenty games whether decided by forfeit or missing in record have been ommitted from this collection as they are absent from the database. The prize purse was distributed among the top six finishers, with Kolisch earning 5000 Francs for first place, Winawer 2500 Francs for second, Steinitz 2000 Francs for third, Neumann and De Vere 1500 Francs each for fourth and fifth places, and De Riviere 1000 Francs for sixth. The top four finishers also received a Sèvres vase as an additional prize. Kolisch immediately liquidated his antique porcelain and invested in real estate which soon made him an extremely wealthy man, allowing him to be a generous patron to chess for decades afterwards.|
The final standings and crosstable: (r=draw, which counts for 0)
References: (1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pari... , (2) Original collection: Game Collection: Paris 1867, by User: suenteus po 147
1st Kolisch 20/24 ** 01 r1 01 11 11 11 11 r1 11 11 11 11
2nd Winawer 19/24 10 ** 01 01 11 11 11 11 r1 11 11 11 10
3rd Steinitz 18/24 r0 10 ** r0 11 11 r1 11 11 11 11 11 11
4th Neumann 17/24 10 10 r1 ** r1 11 1r 11 0r 11 11 11 11
5th De Vere 14/24 00 00 00 r0 ** 01 11 11 01 11 11 11 11
6th De Riviere 11/24 00 00 00 00 10 ** 11 10 11 11 1r 00 11
7th Golmayo Zupide 10/24 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 ** 11 00 11 11 11
8th Czarnowski 9/24 00 00 r0 0r 00 00 ** 10 11 11 01 10 11
=9th Rosenthal 6/24 r0 r0 00 1r 10 00 00 00 ** 0r 00 11 11
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| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 136
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