Chess in 1825

by Bill Wall

 

In 1825, Thomas Wilson Barnes was born in Falmouth, England. He was an English chess master. He scored more wins than anyone else against Paul Morphy. He died in 1874.

 

In 1825, the Edinburgh Chess Club won the first game of the correspondence match between England and Scotland. The second game was drawn.

 

In 1825, Ben-Oni by A. Reinganun was published in Frankfurt. It is the first mention of the Benoni Defense.

 

In 1825, Parsloe's, a famous chess club in London, closed.

 

In 1825, Francois Villot claimed that chess originated in Egypt by Egyptian priests (Origine Astronomique du Jeu des echecs).

 

In 1825, the first ever Swiss Federal Chess Tournament was held in Baden.

 

In 1825, The First and Second Games Now Pending Between London and Edingurgh Chess Clubs was published by William Lewis.

 

On September 25, 1825, Charles Alfred Hooper, creater of Ajeeb, was born in Bristol, England.

 

On December 20, 1825, Johann Maelzel sailed for America with The Turk to escape debts and lawsuits.

 

NN William Lewis, London 1825

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. Ne5 Qh4+ 6. Kf1 Nf6 7. Bxf7+ Ke7 8. Bc4 d6 9. Nd3 f3 10. g3 Qh3+ 11. Kf2 Qg2+ 12. Ke3 Bh6+ 13. Nf4 Bxf4+ 14. gxf4 f2 15. d3 g3 16. hxg3 Bg4 17. Qf1 Qxg3+ 18. Kd4 Nc6+ 19. Kc3 Nxe4+ 20. Kb3 Nd4+ 21. Ka4 Bd7+ 22. Ka5 b6+ 23. Kb4 a5+ 24. Ka3 Nxc2+ 25. Kb3 Ba4+ 26. Kxa4 Nc5+ 27. Kb5 Nd4# 0-1

 

Manchester Chess Club Liverpool Chess Club, Corr. 1825


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Qxd4 c5 5. Qd1 Nc6 6. Bc4 Be77. Bf4 Be6 8. Bd5 Nf6 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 
10. Bxd6 Nxe4 11. Bxe7 Qxd1+ 12. Kxd1 Kxe7 13. Rf1 Rhd8+ 14. Kc1 f6 15. Nbd2 Nxd2 16. Nxd2 c4 17. 
a4 Rab8 18. Ra3 Kf7 19. Re1 Rd7 20. Rae3 Bd5 21. Ne4 Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Rdb7 23. Kd2 Rc7 24. Kc3 c5 
25. Rxc4 a5 26. f3 h5 27. Rd1 g6 28. Rd6 Ra8 29. Rb6 Re8 30. Re4 Rxe4 31. fxe4 Rd7 32. Rb5 Rd4 
33. Rxa5 Rxe4 34. Rxc5 Rxa4 35. b4 Ke7 36. Ra5 Rxa5 37. bxa5 Kd6 38. Kd4 f5 39. c4 h4 40. c5+ Kc6 
41. a6 g5 42. Ke5 1-0

 

 

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