Chess in 1820

by Bill Wall


In 1820, Alexandre Deschapelles (1780-1847) taught chess to Louis-Charles Mahe de La Bourdonnais (1795-1840), his student.

Around 1820, the Dublin pattern was introduced in chess sets. They were made of ebony and boxwood with fine carved knights. The pattern was marketed by Jaques.

In 1820, Marcus Kann was born in Vienna. He co-published analysis of the Caro-Kann in 1886. He died in 1886.

In 1820, The Incomparable Game of Chess was published in London by J.S. Bingham. It was a translation from the Italian of Ercole Del Rio.

In 1820, Chess: A selection of 50 games from the automaton was written by W. J. Hunneman.

In 1820, Giuseppe Ciccolini wrote Tentativio di un nuovo giuoco di scacchi.

In July 1820, the Liverpool Kaleidoscope started a chess column.

On December 8, 1820, Thomas Frere was born in New York City. He was one of the foremost promoters of chess in the USA in the 19th century. He helped organize the First American Chess Congress in 1857. He died in 1900, at the age of 79.


Brand - Mouret [C44]

England, 1820

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Qf6 5.00 d6 6.Ng5 Nh6 7.f4 Be7 8.e5 Qg6 9.exd6 cxd6 10.c3 dxc3 11.Nxc3 00 12.Nd5 Bd7 13.Rf3 Bg4 14.Bd3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 f5 16.Bc4 Kh8 17.Nxe7 Nxe7 18.Qxb7 Qf6 19.Be3 Rfb8 20.Qd7 Rd8 21.Qb7 d5 22.Bb3 Nc6 23.Bxd5 Nd4 24.Rd1 Ne2+ 25.Kf1 Rab8 26.Qxa7 Rxb2 27.Ne6 Qxe6 28.Bxe6 Rxd1+ 29.Kf2 10


Lewis,William - NN [C38]

England, 1820

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.d4 d6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.00 Ne7 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.Bc4 Nd7 10.Nxg5 Bxd1 11.Ne6+ Kf7 12.Nxd8+ Kg6 13.Bf7+ Kg5 14.Bxf4+ Kg4 15.h3+ Kh4 16.Kh2 Ng6 17.Ne6 Bf6 18.Nxd1 b5 19.g3+ Kh5 20.g4+ Kh4 21.Bg3# 10


Lewis,William - NN [C39]

England, 1820

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ng5 d5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Kf2 h6 8.Bb5+ Kd8 9.Re1 Qc5+ 10.d4 Qxb5 11.Nxf7+ Kd7 12.Qxg4# 10


Lewis,William - NN [C39]

England, 1820

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ng5 h6 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qxg4 Qf6 8.Bc4+ Ke7 9.Nc3 h5 10.Nd5+ Kd8 11.Qf3 Qd6 12.d4 Nc6 13.Bxf4 Nxd4 14.Qg3 Qc5 15.Bxc7+ Ke8 16.Qg6# 10


Cochrane,John - The Automaton (Mouret)

London casual game London, 1820

1.e4 e6 2.d4 c6 3.f4 d5 4.e5 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.c3 Nh6 7.Be2 Qb6 8.Qb3 Qc7 9.00 Be7 10.Qc2 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qb6 12.Rd1 Nf5 13.Qd3 Ncxd4 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 15.Kh1 Nxe2 16.Qxe2 00 17.Nc3 Bd7 18.Be3 Bc5 19.Bxc5 Qxc5 20.Qg4 Rf7 21.Nxd5 exd5 22.e6 Bxe6 23.Qxe6 d4 24.Rac1 Qb4 25.Rc7 Raf8 26.Rxf7 Rxf7 27.Rc1 h6 28.Rc7 Qf8 29.Rc8 Qxc8 30.Qxc8+ 10