British Chess Magazine, 1885 (End-Game Tourney)
1–3 end-game studies (3 pr.)
Mottos and sealed envelope required. Competitors can only win one prize.
C. E. Ranken
1885-09-01 (UK), 1885-10-01 (overseas)
|1 pr.||J. Burt (Motto: Vincit Veritas, no. 10)|
|2 pr.||O. Meisling (Noli turbare circulos meos)|
|3 pr.||J. Jespersen (Tous les genres sont bons hors le genre ennuyeux, no. 1)|
British Chess Magazine
5/52 (Apr., 1885), p. 138: prel. information; name of judge
5/53 (May, 1885), p. 172: announcement
5/58 (Oct., 1885), p. 367–368: publication of end-games begins; solution tourney announced
6/66 (June, 1886), p. 246–248: judge's awards; list of competitors; list of prizes
Seventeen positions were received, of which three were withdrawn by their author.
A solution tourney was held in conjunction with the end-game tourney.
One position was disqualified for having an impossible position, and seven other for being unsound. As a result only six endgames competed for the awards.
1st Prize: J. Burt
Key: 1. Kc3
Source: British Chess Magazine 6/61 (Jan., 1886), p. 36, nr. 10
2nd Prize: O. Meisling
Key: 1. c7+
Source: British Chess Magazine 5/60 (Dec., 1885), p. 450, nr. 8
Prize: J. Jespersen
Key: 1. Bxg3+
Source: British Chess Magazine 5/58 (Oct., 1885), p. 367, nr. 1