Cincinnati Commercial, 1882 (5th Problem Tourney)
|a: #2||pr.||E. W. Keeney|
|b: #3||pr.||J. G. Nix|
No requirements for motto were expressed. Problems were published under
the name or signature of the competitor.
A solution tourney covered tourney problems as well as other published problems and endgame and pawn studies.
The closing date was initially specified only as
after six months, but was
eventually narrowed down to a specified date. No direct report of received
problems has been found: it appears that sixteen #2 and eleven #3 compositions
Adjudication was by vote be the twelve winners of the solving tourney for the published problems. In case of tied votes, the chess editor had the deciding vote.
A second vote by all solvers on the relative worth (scored from 70 to 100 points) of each problem was also collected and their averge printed together with each solution. This may have affected the judges' votes.
While twelve solution tourney winners were identified, only 9 votes were published.
Section A: #2
Prize: E. W. Keeney
Key: 1. Qd6
Source: Cincinnati Commercial (1882-02-04), prb. 336
Section B: #3
Prize: J. G. Nix
Key: 1. Qb8
Source: Cincinnati Commercial (1882-02-11), prb. 339