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🏆 5th BCA Congress, London (1862)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Adolf Anderssen, Louis Paulsen, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Wilhelm Steinitz, Thomas Barnes, Serafino Dubois, James Hannah, Valentine Green, George MacDonnell, Johann Jacob Loewenthal, John Owen, James Robey, Augustus Mongredien, Frederick Deacon

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
5th BCA Congress, London (1862)

London, England; 16 June 1862—31 July 1862

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Wins Place/Prizes —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Anderssen ••• 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 + 1 1 ½1 1 1 12 1st £100 2 Paulsen 0 ••• 1 1 0 1 ½1 1 + ½1 + 1 1 1 11 2nd £50 3 Owen 1 0 ••• 0 ½+ ½1 1 1 + 0 + ½½1 ½½1 1 10 3rd £30 4 MacDonnell 0 0 1 ••• + 1 0 0 + 1 1 1 1 1 9* 4th £15 5 Dubois 0 1 ½- - ••• 0 1 1 + ½+ + ½1 1 + 9 5th £10 6 Steinitz 0 0 ½0 0 1 ••• 1 1 + 0 + 1 ½½1 1 8 6th £5 7 Barnes 0 ½0 0 1 0 0 ••• ½1 0 1 ½1 1 1 1 7 8 Hannah 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½0 ••• + 1 + 1 1 + 7 9 Löwenthal - - - - - - 1 - ••• - - 1 1 + 4 10 Blackburne 0 ½0 1 0 ½- 1 0 0 + ••• 0 ½½- 1 0 4 11 Deacon 0 - - 0 - - ½0 - + 1 ••• 0 1 0 3 12 Mongredien ½0 0 ½½0 0 ½0 0 0 0 0 ½½+ 1 ••• 0 1 3 13 Green 0 0 ½½0 0 0 ½½0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ••• 1 2 14 Robey 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - - 1 1 0 0 ••• 2 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— * MacDonnell won more games over the board and was adjudged the fourth place prize by the committee.(2) Note: + indicates a forfeit win and - indicates a forfeit loss. Format: Single round-robin, draws not counting.


Final Standings (2)

Games Won by Games Lost by Play. Forfeiture. Total. Play. Forfeiture. Total. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Anderssen 11 1 12 1 0 1 Paulsen 9 2 11 2 0 2 Owen 7 3 10 3 0 3 MacDonnell 7 2 9 4 0 4 Dubois 5* 4 9 2 2 4 Steinitz 6 2 8 5 0 5 Barnes 7 0 7 6 0 6 Hannah 4 2 7 6 0 6 Löwenthal 3 1 4 0 9 9 Blackburne 3 1 4 7 2 9 Deacon 2 1 3 10 0 10 Mongredien 2 1 3 10 0 10 V. Green 2 0 2 11 0 11 Robey 2 0 2 8 3 11 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— * Dubois is given as winning 6 by Play, and 3 by Forfeit, in the tournament book, but this appears to be a mistake as no corresponding loss by Play exists for any other player.


Missing Games
Green's win over Hannah (colors unknown) and MacDonnell's loss to Barnes (colors unknown).

Sources
(1) Chess Tournament Crosstables, v1, Gaige, Philadelphia 1969, p6
(2) The Chess Congress of 1862, Löwenthal and Medley, London 1864, p(lxxiv)
(3) The Chess Congress of 1862, Löwenthal and Medley, London 1864, p172

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 85  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Mongredien vs F Deacon 1-02518625th BCA Congress, LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. V Green vs G MacDonnell 0-12718625th BCA Congress, LondonC41 Philidor Defense
3. V Green vs J Robey 1-03018625th BCA Congress, LondonC25 Vienna
4. Anderssen vs V Green 1-02618625th BCA Congress, LondonC39 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Dubois vs A Mongredien 1-02918625th BCA Congress, LondonC39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. G MacDonnell vs F Deacon 1-02518625th BCA Congress, LondonB40 Sicilian
7. A Mongredien vs V Green 0-12918625th BCA Congress, LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. A Mongredien vs Anderssen ½-½3818625th BCA Congress, LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen 0-13118625th BCA Congress, LondonB40 Sicilian
10. F Deacon vs T Barnes  0-16518625th BCA Congress, LondonB27 Sicilian
11. Hannah vs Anderssen 0-12518625th BCA Congress, LondonB40 Sicilian
12. Owen vs Hannah 1-03818625th BCA Congress, LondonC00 French Defense
13. A Mongredien vs Hannah  0-14818625th BCA Congress, LondonC00 French Defense
14. G MacDonnell vs Hannah 0-13718625th BCA Congress, LondonC01 French, Exchange
15. Dubois vs Hannah 1-03618625th BCA Congress, LondonC01 French, Exchange
16. V Green vs Loewenthal  0-12318625th BCA Congress, LondonC20 King's Pawn Game
17. T Barnes vs F Deacon  ½-½4318625th BCA Congress, LondonC01 French, Exchange
18. A Mongredien vs Dubois  ½-½2518625th BCA Congress, LondonA84 Dutch
19. Owen vs A Mongredien  1-06318625th BCA Congress, LondonA10 English
20. Owen vs V Green  ½-½4818625th BCA Congress, LondonA13 English
21. Owen vs Dubois ½-½7118625th BCA Congress, LondonA20 English
22. T Barnes vs Hannah  ½-½3218625th BCA Congress, LondonA20 English
23. V Green vs Owen  ½-½2818625th BCA Congress, LondonA02 Bird's Opening
24. Hannah vs T Barnes 0-14518625th BCA Congress, LondonB27 Sicilian
25. Dubois vs V Green  1-03918625th BCA Congress, LondonC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: A legendary tournament, albeit somewhat chaotic, but imagine if instead of the four tailenders, you had Morphy, Staunton, von der Lasa and Mackenzie playing. Mackenzie took part in and won the Handicap event, but I don't know why he missed the main event. Not sure if Morphy could have slipped away during the Civil War.
Apr-02-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Did you know that Dostoevsky visited London to watch this very tournament? If not, read on...

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