Baltimore American, 1882
|1 pr.||E. Pradignat (Motto: Sub lege libertas)|
|2 pr.||J. G. Nix (Open to all the world)|
|1 hm.||A. Campo (La cortesia e un fiore)|
|2 hm.||A. F. Mackenzie (Whose is that upturned face?)|
|3 hm.||J. Rayner (The Emigrant)|
|sp. m.||H. F. L. Meyer (Nineteen) (see notes)|
Seventeen problems were received, of which two were unsound and two failed
to comply with tourney requirements.
Of the thirteen problems that remained, the judge commented only
on the six that were given some form of award.
A solution tourney was held for the published problems.
The judge gave a special mention to the problem Nineteen for
remarkable variety. (The motto is said to indicate the number of mates.)
The title of the newspaper is as given by the Chess Archaeology web site, which was used for sources. The Chronicling America web site gives Baltimore American as an alternative title to Baltimore weekly American, but also notes that the newspaper changed to the shorter title in 1883.
Tourney problem no. 1 (by R. H. Seymour) had two black Bishops on black squares, but the judge did not make any mention of it although it is often regarded as an illegality. It is not clear if the assisting judge, C. A. Gilberg, reviewed all problems: he may have focussed on the award-winning problems.
1st Prize: E. Pradignat
Key: 1. Nb7
Source: Baltimore American, 1882-05-14, tourney prb. 11
2nd Prize: J. G. Nix
Key: 1. Ra4
Source: Baltimore American, 1882-03-12, tourney prb. 2