The Albion, 1855

At most two #5 (1 pr.)

Informal tourney: problems were published in the newspaper after closing date.
? (‘a committee of three amateurs’ )
1855-02-10 (extended to 1855-02-21)
D. Julien
1854-12-30: announcement: prize offered by the editor (C. H. Stanley)
1855-01-20: ‘We think competitors should be limited to two entries each.’
1855-02-03: Time extended from the 10th to 21th of February.
1855-02-24: problem 321 by D.J. [D. Julien]
1855-03-03: problem 322 by F. B. [F. Bowley, Winchester, Va.]
1855-03-10: problem 323 by E.B.C. [E. B. Cook]
1855-03-17: problem 324 by M.S.
1855-03-24: problem 325 by E.B.C.
1855-03-31: problem 326 by M.S.
1855-04-07: problem 327 by F. B.
1855-04-28: D. Julien is announced to have won the tournament.
Keidanz: The Chess Compositions of E. B. Cook of Hoboken (New York, 1927):
p. 227: Information about name behind signature ‘F. B.’
The reason for the tournament was to promote ‘among our contributors a little spirit of rivalry in the matter of original Problems’.


Prize: D. Julien

Forsyth: 2b1rQBr/1pn3N1/R2p4/2P2pkP/1N2p3/2bp3R/qB3P1K/8

Stip.: #5

Key: 1. Q×d6

Source: 321, The Albion (Feb. 24, 1855)