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, v. II: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, Illustrated London News, v. XXXII: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

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2 Prize: C. Bayer

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