Syracuse Chess Club, 1858

Problem Tournament, 1858 (Onondaga Chess Tournament, 1858) 


R: 2 problems (1 pr.)
Open to composers in western and central New York.
J: G. N. Cheney, S. Loyd, J. Gardner
T: 1858-10-01
A: pr. W. H. Atkins
S:
Syracuse Standard:
1858-08-21: announcement
1858-10-21: report, and first problem in winning set (nr 55)
1858-10-28: second problem in winning set (nr 56)
N:
22 problems were entered. Of these, 19 were correct, and 'are most all quite original, and are all worthy of Honorable Mention' according to S. Loyd in the report. No mention of other competitors or their problems is made, except for the set by J. W. Barnes, judged to be the second best.

The dates relating to Syracuse Standard are based on sources from the Chess Archaeology site. A second source is available in Miron Hazeltine’s Scrapbook, vol. 30, p. 51-52 and 62-63,) but dates for these clippings are not completely certain, as they have been added by hand to the cuttings.

The pr. #3 appears in American Chess Nuts (146), attributed to Cheney.
Prize: W. H. Atkins

B3N3/1p1p4/p1PP4/P3kp2/3n1N1P/P1Bp2P1/5p2/3KbR2
5#

Key: 1. c×b7
Source: 55, Syracuse Standard (Oct. 21, 1858)

2Qn3K/4p3/1p4b1/N3k3/4p3/B6B/2P2p1P/1n6
3#

Key: 1. Bb2†
Source: 56, Syracuse Standard (Oct. 28, 1858)

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