Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1863 (Düsseldorf)
Set of two #2–5 (2 pr.)
Open to everyone.
Extra judges: J. Kohtz, K. Kockelkorn.
The Jahrbuch and the October/November issue of Schachzeitung (which was probably printed in early November) are printed from the same type, with only minor changes; it is difficult to say which was printed first.
21 sets received, of which 10 proved to be faulty. The large number of
sets required extra judges for examination: J. Kohtz and K. Kockelkorn.
Based on the report for set 11, the judges appear to have allowed both corrections to faulty problems, and possibly even replacements of faulty problems. (This set, with motto:
Tiro magistris, was
later shown to be by K. Bayer, when the single correct problem printed in
the congress book reappeared in the 1 prize set of the International Chess
Congress, 1867 (Paris) problem tourney.)
1 Prize: J. Berger
Key: 1. Da8
Source: Illustrirte Zeitung, v. XLI:1058 (1863-10-10), p. 274, pr. 971
Key: 1. Rg7
Source: Illustrirte Zeitung, v. XLI:1059 (1863-10-17), p. 286, pr. 972
2 Prize: V. Knorre
Key: 1. Bb6
Source: Illustrirte Zeitung, v. XLI:1060 (1863-10-24), p. 306, pr. 973
Key: 1. Bg3
Source: Illustrirte Zeitung, v. XLI:1061 (1863-10-31), p. 328, pr. 974