Chess in 1821

by Bill Wall

 

In 1821, the first Russian manual on chess was published by Ivan Butrimov. (On the Game of Chess)

 

In 1821, New Treatise of Chess by Jacob Sarratt was the first book to have a beginner's section.

 

In 1821, Robert Willis published an article about a hidden operator in The Turk in The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal.

 

In 1821, Richard Twiss (born in 1741) died.  He was a chess author who wrote on chess in 1787.

 

In April 1821, John Cochrane visited France.  He, Deschapelles and Bourdonnais played a triangular games – each one playing the others.  Deschapelles defeated Cochrane 6-1.  Bourdonnais beat Deschapelles 7-0. 

 

In 1821, William Lewis came to Paris to play Deschapelles.  Lewis won the 3-game match receiving odds of a pawn and the move.  He won 1 and drew 2.

 

On August 12, 1821 Preston Ware was born in Boston.  He was a leading Boston player in the late 19th century.  He played in the US championship in 1880.  He was President of the American Chess Foundation.  He died in 1890, at the age of 68.

 

On November 24, 1821, Henry Buckle was born in Lee, Kent, England.  He was a historian and leading British player.  He died in 1862.

 

 

Cochrane,John - Deschapelles,Alexandre [C44]

Paris, 1821

 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.Ng5 Ne5 6.Bxf7+ Nxf7 7.Nxf7 Bb4+ 8.c3 dxc3 9.bxc3 Bxc3+ 10.Nxc3 Kxf7 11.Qd5+ Kf8 12.Ba3+ d6 13.e5 Qg5 14.exd6 Qxd5 15.dxc7+ Kf7 16.Nxd5 Bd7 17.0–0 Rc8 18.Bd6 Ke6 19.Bg3 Bc6 20.Rad1 Bxd5 21.Rfe1+ Kf6 22.Rxd5 Nh6 23.Ra5 Nf5 24.Rc5 Nxg3 25.hxg3 Kf7 26.Rd1 Rhe8 27.Rd6 Re7 28.Rf5+ Ke8 29.Rd8+ Rxd8 30.Rf8+ Kxf8 31.cxd8Q+ 1–0

 

Cochrane,John - Deschapelles,BL [B00]

Paris, 1821

 1.e4 a6 2.d4 Nc6 3.f4 d5 4.e5 Bf5 5.c3 e6 6.Bd3 Nh6 7.Ne2 Qh4+ 8.g3 Qh3 9.Kd2 Bxd3 10.Kxd3 Qf5+ 11.Kd2 Ng4 12.Ke1 Qe4 13.Rg1 Nxh2 14.Nd2 Qd3 15.Kf2 Ng4+ 16.Ke1 Qe3 17.Nf1 Qf2+ 18.Kd2 Qf3 19.Kc2 Nf2 20.Qd2 Qe4+ 21.Kb3 Na5+ 22.Ka4 Nc4 23.Qe1 Qc2+ 24.b3 Nd3 25.Ne3 Nxe3 26.Qd2 Nb2+ 0–1

 

De Labourdonnais,Louis Charles Mahe - Cochrane,John [C37]

Paris, 1821

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Ne5 Qh4+ 6.Kf1 f3 7.g3 Qh3+ 8.Kf2 Qg2+ 9.Ke3 Bh6+ 10.Kd3 d5 11.Bxd5 Na6 12.c3 c6 13.Bxf7+ Ke7 14.Bb3 Nc5+ 15.Kc2 Nxe4 16.Qf1 Bf5 17.Qxg2 Nf2+ 18.d3 fxg2 19.Rg1 Rd8 20.Bxh6 Nxh6 21.Rxg2 Nxd3 22.Nxd3 Bxd3+ 23.Kc1 Rhf8 24.Nd2 Nf5 25.Bd1 Ne3 26.Rg1 Bf1 27.b3 Rf2 28.Rxf1 Nxf1 29.Nxf1 Rxd1+ 30.Kxd1 Rxf1+ 0–1

 

 

 

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