American Chess Association, 1857 (1st American Chess Congress)

R:
set of 3 problems (2 pr.)
 
C:
1857-11-01
 
J:
E. B. Cook, W. G. Thomas, W. J. A. Fuller, J. Ferguson, S. R. Calthrop.
 
A:
1 pr.
R. Willmers (motto: Strive for honor!)
 
2 pr.
C. Bayer (Three is the charm)
 
S:
Program of the National Chess Congress, p. 10. (Available in Miron Hazeltine: Chess Scrap-Book, vol. 20, p. 72.)
 
Chess Monthly, 2/4 (April 1858):
p. 121: problem 72 (Willmers problem 2)
p. 126–7: judges report
 
D. W. Fiske: The First American Chess Congress (New York, 1859):
 
N:
Eleven sets received: 5 from European composers, and 6 from American.

Willmers's problem 2 was also published the same month as problem 739 in Illustrated London News, 32/913 (1858-04-17), p. 399, but without any mention that it had been reprinted from another source. As the same issue of I. L. N. also cites a problem by Sam Loyd (enigma 1073) as copied from Chess Monthly, and as that problem can be found in the same April 1858 issue of Chess Monthly (problem 73), Chess Monthly is taken to be the original publication.
 

Awards

1 Prize: R. Willmers

1

#4

[*] = Faulty: Multiple key moves

2

#4

3

#4

2 Prize: C. Bayer

1

#4

2

#4

3

#4