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1867 Mackenzie-Reichhelm
US Championship Match
Researched by Nick Pope

28 May 1867—3 June 1867
Format: The winner of the first seven games to be declared the victor, draws not counting.
Purse: None.

The Championship Match.—We have been asked numberless times when this match is to take place, we consider it proper to present the facts of the case. Last January Mr. Reichhelm sent a challenge to Capt. Mackenzie, proposing that the match should be played in Philadelphia and that it should begin at an early day in February, to which a reply was received that Capt. Mackenzie would not be ready to play until the latter part of March.

On the 21st of March Mr. Reichhelm sent another communication to Capt. Mackenzie, proposing Monday, April 8th, as the day for the opening of the match to which, on March 26th, Capt. Mackenzie replied that he would be unable to commence play on the day suggested, on account of some personal matters, which he expected would be settled in a week or two. Since that time, however, Mr. Reichhelm has not been in receipt of any communication from Capt. Mackenzie.
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.05.10

Chess.—The match between Messrs. Mackenzie and Reichhelm has at length been fixed for next week. The winner of the first seven games will be declared the victor, and will be considered the chess champion of the United States. The games are to be played at the Philadelphia Atheneum [sic].
New York Tribune, 1867.05.20

The Mackenzie-Reichhelm Match.—This long talked-of match will commence at the Philadelphia Athenaeum on Tuesday, 28th inst. Arrangements have been made to admit a limited number of spectators to witness this interesting match. Tickets for this purpose can be obtained, on Saturday and Monday, by application to the Librarian of the Athenaeum. Full particulars of the hours of play will be announced in the Monday morning papers.
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.05.24

Game 1: Tuesday, May 28, 1867.

First Game of the match between Messrs. Richhelm [sic] and Mackenzie, played at the Philadelphia Athenaeum, on the 28th inst., for the championship of the United States.
New York The Albion, 1867.06.01

Interesting Chess Match.—The return match between Mr. Reichhelm and Captain Mackenzie, for the Chess Championship, commenced this morning at the Athenum. Captain Mackenzie drew the first move, and commenced the match with the "close game," know [sic] as the "French Opening." Both players conducted their game with much skill and caution, and it terminated in about two hours in favor of the New York player, who had gained an apparently slight advantage during the game, from an error in judgment on the part of his adversary. Both gentlemen appear to be in fine condition and to be playing their best, and both are probably alike confident of victory.

The second game was commenced at 12.30 and was adjourned at 1 P.M. to be resumed at 4 P.M. The hours for play will be from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. daily, until the match is concluded. The official score of the games will be published in the Chess Column of the Evening Bulletin. Chess-players desiring to witness the match can procure tickets of admission by applications to the Librarian of the Athenum.
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.05.28

Philadelphia, May 28.—The chess match for the championship of the United States, was commenced at the Athenaeum this morning. The contestants, Messrs. G. H. Mackenzie of New York, and G. C. Reichelm [sic] of this City, have long been prominently before the Chess public and each has earned for himself high reputation. Mr. Mackenzie came to use from England about three years ago with a reputation established by his victory over the distinguished Anderson in the handicap tournament of 1862. In this match the Prussian yielded the slight odds of pawn and move, and the celerity with which he was defeated proved that Capt. Mackenzie was even at this time rising rapidly to the rank of a first-class player. Since his arrival in this country steady practice has improved his play to such an extent that the ablest European players would find him a difficult adversary. In play he is perfectly cool and collected, and upon this, as much as any other characteristic, do his friends place their hopes of his success.

The first game of the match was concluded this morning in favor of Capt. Mackenzie, and the second has just ended in a like manner. By the score given below, it will be seen that the Philadelphia player has no yet done himself justice.
New York Tribune, 1867.05.29

Date: 1867.05.28
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 1
White: Mackenzie,GH
Black: Reichhelm,GC
Opening: [C01] French
Annotators: Mackenzie,GH & Reichhelm,GC
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bd6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5
Mackenzie: Black exposes his king too much by this move.
Reichhelm: This is injudicious, as it exposes the king too much.
Mackenzie: By sacrificing the knight for two pawns, White might have got up somewhat of an attack, but scarcely sufficient to have compensated for the loss of a piece.
9...Bxg3 10.fxg3 Ne4 11.c4 Nc6 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Be6 14.cxd5 Bxd5
Mackenzie: It was suggested by Stanley, who was present while the game was being played, that 15.Nh4 would have given White a winning game, for suppose: 15.Nh4 gxh4 16.Rf5 Be6 17.Qg4+ Kh8 18.Qh5 and must win.
Reichhelm: 15.Nh4 comes also into consideration here.
15...Nxe5 16.dxe5 Qe7 17.Rf6 Qxe5
Reichhelm: Better to have played 17...Kg7 18.Qh5 Rh8, etc.
18.Rxh6 Be4 19.Bxe4 Qxe4 20.Qh5 Qe5 21.h4 Rad8 22.Rf1 Rd6 23.Rff6
Mackenzie: This compels Black to exchange the queen for the two rooks.
23...Qxf6 24.Rxf6 Rxf6 25.Qxg5+ Rg6 26.Qe5 Rd6
Reichhelm: 26...Kh7 and 27...Rfg8 would have afforded a better chance for a drawn game.
27.g4 Rfd8 28.h5 c6 29.h6
Pope: 29.g5 "and wins" is given in the gamescore published in the Daily Evening Bulletin.
29...Rg6 30.g5 Rf8 31.Qe7 Re6 32.h7+ 1-0
New York Albion, 1867.06.01
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.06.21

Game 2: Tuesday, May 28, 1867.

Date: 1867.05.28
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 2
White: Reichhelm,GC
Black: Mackenzie,GH
Opening: [C68] Spanish
Annotators: Mackenzie,GH & Reichhelm,GC
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6
Mackenzie: An unusual method of continuing the attack.
4...dxc6 5.0-0 Bd6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Bxe5 9.Rd1
Mackenzie: 9...Qf6 would have been better we believe.
10.Nc3 Nf6 11.Bg5 0-0 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Rd3 Rad8 14.Rad1 Rxd3 15.Rxd3 Bxc3 16.Rxc3 Qb4 17.b3 Re8 18.g3 Rxe4
Mackenzie: Taking with queen would evidently have been fatal.
Reichhelm: If 18...Qxe4, then 19.Re3.
19.Rd3 Re1+ 20.Kg2 Qe7 21.Qg4 Re6 22.Qd4 g6 23.Re3 Rxe3 24.fxe3
Reichhelm: With ordinary care the game is drawn.
24...c5 25.Qd3 Qd6 26.Qe4 c6 27.Qf4 Qxf4 28.exf4 Kg7 29.Kf3 Kf6 30.h4
Reichhelm: The art of playing without looking. White drew a back game by 30.g4.
30...h5 31.c4 Kf5 32.Ke3 Kg4 33.Kf2 b5 34.Kg2 b4 35.Kf2 Kh3 36.Kf3 f5 37.Kf2 Kh2 0-1
New York Albion, 1867.06.01
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.06.21

Game 3: Tuesday, May 28, 1867.

Date: 1867.05.28
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 3
White: Mackenzie,GH
Black: Reichhelm,GC
Opening: [C10] French:
Annotator: Mackenzie,GH
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3
This is equally good with 3.exd5.
3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ Qxf6 6.Nf3 h6 7.Bd3 Bd6 8.0-0 Bd7 9.Qe2 Nc6 10.c3 0-0-0 11.b4 Ne7 12.Ne5 Nd5 13.Bd2 Nf4 14.Bxf4 Qxf4 15.g3 Qf6 16.a4 Bxe5 17.dxe5 Qe7 18.a5 f6 19.a6 Bc6 20.axb7+ Kxb7 21.b5 Be8 22.Be4+ Kb8
The sacrifice of this rook might perhaps have been made more advantageously a move or two earlier.
23...Kxa7 24.Ra1+ Kb6 25.Ra6+ Kc5 26.Qe3+
This is lost time; White should have gone at once to 26.Qb2.
26...Kc4 27.Qe2+ Kc5 28.Qb2 Rd1+ 29.Kg2 1-0
New York Albion, 1867.06.01

Game 4: Wednesday, May 29, 1867.

Date: 1867.05.29
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 4
White: Reichhelm,GC
Black: Mackenzie,GH
Opening: [C51] Evans
Annotators: Mackenzie,GH & Reichhelm,GC
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.0-0 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Nc3
Reichhelm: In a subsequent game I adopted the new move, 9.Re1, which was first suggested by Mr. Bury, of Detroit.
Reichhelm: A line of defense that has justly superceded the old move of 9...Bg4. It seems to me, however, that the best move for the defense is 9...h6.
Reichhelm: 10.e5 would be specious.
10...Ne7 11.Ng5
Reichhelm: The line of play adopted by the well-known Prussian, Anderssen, is as follows: 11.Na4 0-0 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.d5 c5, and White has an indifferent good game.
Mackenzie: This appears to be a favorite mode of continuing the attack with Reichhelm, but we do not think it gives so enduring an attack, as the more commonly played move of 11.d5.
11...h6 12.Qh5 0-0
Reichhelm: If 12...Ng6, then would have sacrificed his knight by capturing the f-pawn.
13.e5 Bf5 14.Bxf5 Nxf5 15.Nge4
Reichhelm: 15.Nce4 looks captivating at first glance, but mature deliberation decided in favor of the text move.
Reichhelm: Of course, the only move.
Mackenzie: 16.Qh3 we should have preferred.
Reichhelm: 16...Nxd4 would be fatal, on account of 17.Nf6+, e.g. 16...Nxd4 17.Nf6+ Kh8 (if 17...Kg7, 18.Bxh6+ follows) 18.Qh3 h5 19.Nxh5 wins.
17.Nf6+ Kg7 18.g4 Bxe5 19.Nfd5
Reichhelm: It is not a matter of indifference where the knight retreats to, as the after-play will show.
Mackenzie: Perhaps 19...Qh4 would have given Black a better chance of winning.
20.Qe3 g5 21.f4 gxf4 22.Nxf4 Qg5 23.Nh5+ Kh8 24.Qh3 Qg6
Reichhelm: Suppose 24...Bd4+ 25.Kh1 Qc5 26.Ne4 Qd5 27.Nhg3, and it is questionable whether Black can save the game.
Reichhelm: At the conclusion of the sitting it was suggested to me by my friend, Mr. Lewis Waln Smith, that I should have played 25.Bd2 at this point, and the New York Tribune asserts that that move would have won the game. The move is certainly a very fine one, and would have won a piece.
25..Bxc3 26.Nf6 Kg7 27.Nh5+ Kh7
Pope: Gamescore in The Albion ends here.
28.Nf6+ Kg7 29.Nh5+
Pope: Gamescore in the Daily Evening Bulletin ends here.
29...Kh7 ½-½
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.06.07
New York Albion, , 1867.06.08
Atlanta Georgia Weekly Telegraph, , 1867.06.14

Game 5: Thursday, May 30, 1867.

Date: 1867.05.30
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 5
White: Mackenzie,GH
Black: Reichhelm,GC
Opening: [C12] French
Annotators: Mackenzie,GH & Reichhelm,GC
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd3 dxe4 5.Bxe4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Nf3 Nd7 10.0-0 c6 11.Qe2 0-0 12.Bd3 Nb6
Mackenzie: 13.Ne5, followed by 14.f4, in the event of Black's playing 13...Nd5 would, we think, have been stronger play.
Reichhelm: This is probably better than 13...g6.
14.Qe3 Nd5 15.Bxf5 Nxe3 16.fxe3 exf5 17.Rab1 Re8 18.Kf2 f6
Reichhelm: To prevent 19.Ne5.
Reichhelm: White has a slight superiority in position.
19...b6 20.c4 Ba6 21.Rb4 g5 22.d5 Red8 23.Ra4 Bb7 24.Nd4
Reichhelm: Well played.
24...cxd5 25.Nxf5 Kh7
Reichhelm: This causes needless delay. 25...h5 is the correct move.
26.g4 dxc4
Mackenzie: After the exchange of rooks we believe White has a forced won game, as in the endgame that follows the knight is of much greater service than the bishop.
27...Rxd8 28.Rxa7 Rd7 29.e4 Kg6 30.Ke3 h5 31.h3 hxg4 32.hxg4 Kh7 33.a3 Bc8 34.Rxd7+ Bxd7 35.Kd4 b5
Reichhelm: 35...Be6 would be answered with 36.Kc3, etc.
36.Kc5 Kg6 37.Kd6 Be8 38.Ne7+ Kg7 39.c3 Bf7 40.Kd7 Kf8 41.Nf5 Bg8 42.Kc6 Ke8 43.Kxb5 (...) 1-0
New York Albion, 1867.06.08

The Reichhelm-Mackenzie Match.—The return match between Mr. Reichhelm and Capt. Mackenzie commenced at the Athenaeum on Tuesday last, and is now in progress. Although Capt. Mackenzie has won four games, while one has been drawn, it is too early to express a positive opinion upon the final result. We shall probably be able to report upon it in our next week's Chess Column. Capt. Mackenzie is accompanied by the veteran Stanley, whom his old Philadelphia friends are glad to welcome once more to the scene of some of his earlier achievements.

It may be mentioned as creditable specimen of newspaper enterprise that the first three games which were played on Tuesday were correctly published in the New York Tribune on Wednesday morning. We prefer postponing the publication of the games until the conclusion of the match, when the best specimens of the play will be selected for the purpose.
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.05.31

Game 6: Friday, May 31, 1867.

Philadelphia, May 31.—In the match for the Championship of America to-day, Mr. Mackenzie won the sixth game. The seventh, a Ruy Lopez attack in which Mr. Reichhelm played the defense, at the sixteenth move was adjourned till Saturday, the positions being equal. The score now stands: Mackenzie, 5; Reichhelm, 0; Drawn, 1.
New York Tribune, 1867.06.01

Yesterday in the Chess match, the sixth game was won by Mackenzie, and the seventh was continued until to-day. The score now stands—Mackenzie, five; Reichhelm, none; drawn, one.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1867.06.01

Philadelphia, June 2, 1867. The sixth game of the match was commenced yesterday [sic]. Mr. Reichhelm again preferred the Evan's Gambit, but destroyed his chances on the 18th move by an injudicious retreat of his bishop. The game was carried into the afternoon, and resulted in another victory for Mr. Mackenzie. The seventh game, at one time, was in favor or Mr. Richelm [sic] but by ingenious play his opponent secured a draw. The eighth game was won by Mr. Mackenzie yesterday, and the match will be resumed to-morrow. The score stands McKenzie 6, Reichhelm 0, Drawn 2, the New-York player needing but one game to win the match.
New York Tribune, 1867.06.03

Date: 1867.05.31
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 6
White: Reichhelm,GC
Black: Mackenzie,GH
Opening: [C51] Evans
Annotator: Mackenzie,GH
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.0-0 d6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Re1 Bg4 10.Bb2
10.Bb5, is, we think, the best move at this point.
10...Nh6 11.d5 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Ne5 13.Bb5+ Kf8 14.Qg3
We should have preferred taking off the knight with bishop.
14...Nhg4 15.Re2 h5 16.h3 h4 17.Qc3 a6
Reichhelm appears to have overlooked the object of Black's last move, or in all probability he would have taken knight with pawn.
18...Nxf2 19.Kh2
White would have lost the exchange at least, had he captured the knight.
19...Qf6 20.Qd2 Nf3+ 21.gxf3 Qxf3 22.Bxg7+
This was played without sufficient consideration; by simply playing 22...Kg8, Mackenzie must have won the game in a move or two.
23.Qc3+ Qxc3 24.Nxc3
The game was prolonged for about thirty more moves, and finally won by Black.
Pope: The gamescore in The Albion ends here.
24...Nd3 25.Rg2+ Kf8 26.Rf1 Bd4 27.Ne2 Be5+ 28.Kh1 Rg8 29.Rg4 Rxg4 30.hxg4 Ke7 31.Kg2 h3+ 32.Kxh3 Rh8+ 33.Kg2 Rh2+ 34.Kf3 Rh3+ 35.Kg2 Re3 36.Bd1 Rxe4 37.Kf3 Rb4 38.Bc2 Nc5 39.Rb1 Rxb1 40.Bxb1 c6 41.dxc6 bxc6 42.Ke3 d5 43.Bc2 Kd6 44.Bd1 Ne6 45.Bb3 c5 46.Bc2 c4 47.Bd1 d4+ 48.Kd2 Kd5 49.Ng1 Bf4+ 50.Kc2 Ng5 51.Be2 a5 52.Bf1 f6 53.Bg2+ Kc5 54.Nh3 d3+ 55.Kb2 Be5+ (...) 0-1
New York Tribune, 1867.06.03
New York Albion, 1867.06.08

Game 7: Friday, May 31, 1867.

Date: 1867.05.31 & 1867.06.01
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 7
White: Mackenzie,GH
Black: Reichhelm,GC
Opening: [C84] Spanish
Annotators: Mackenzie,GH & Reichhelm,GC
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Be7
Mackenzie: This defense to the Ruy Lopez attack, was, we believe, first introduced by Hirschfeld.
5.d4 exd4 6.0-0 Nf6 7.e5 Ne4 8.Re1 Nc5 9.Bxc6 dxc6 10.Nxd4 Ne6 11.c3 Nxd4 12.cxd4 Be6 13.Nc3 0-0 14.Be3 Qd7 15.f4 Rad8 16.Qf3 g6 17.h3 Bh4 18.g3 Be7 19.g4
Reichhelm: This move relieves Black in a great measure from the restraint of his position.
20.f5 gxf5 21.gxh5 Kh7 22.Kh2 Rg8 23.Rg1 Bd5 24.Qf4 Qe6
Mackenzie: White, we think, could have won the game here by 25.Nxd5 and then playing 26.Rg6. Suppose: 25.Nxd5 cxd5 26.Rg6 Rxg6 (best) 27.hxg6+ fxg6 (27...Qxg6 28.Rg1 Qe6 (or 28...Qh5) 29.Qg3 Qg6 30.Qf3 and wins) 28.Qh6+ Kg8 29.Rg1 Kf7 30.Qh7+ Ke8 31.Rxg6 Qc8 32.e6 and wins.
25...Rxg1 26.Rxg1 Rg8 27.Rxg8 Kxg8 28.Ne2 Bxa2 29.Qg3+ Kh7 30.Nf4 Qc8 31.Ng6
Reichhelm: A good move—securing a drawn game.
Mackenzie: White's attack having failed, the best he can do is to play for a drawn game.
Mackenzie: This is the best move we believe.
32.Qxg6+ Kh8 33.Qh6+
Pope: Gamescore in The Albion ends here.
33...Kg8 34.Qg6+ Kh8 ½-½
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.06.14
New York Albion, 1867.06.15

Game 8: Saturday, June 1, 1867.

Date: 1867.06.01
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 8
White: Reichhelm,GC
Black: Mackenzie,GH
Opening: [C45] Scotch
Annotator: Mackenzie,GH
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5
4...Qh4 is also a good move.
5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Be2 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.0-0 Nxe3 10.fxe3 Qh6
We should have preferred defending the e-pawn.
11...Qxe3+ 12.Kh1 0-0 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Bxc6 Rb8 15.b3
15.b4, with the intention of subsequently playing it to b5, would perhaps have been better.
15...Rb6 16.Bf3 Rh6
Black wins the game by being enabled to bring this rook so rapidly into action.
17.Qe2 Qf4 18.Bh5
Had White played 18.g4 the following variation might have occurred: 18.g4 Bxg4 19.Bxg4 Rxh2+ 20.Qxh2 Qxf1+ and Black mates next move.
18...Qh4 19.Bxf7+ Rxf7 20.Qe8+ Rf8 21.Rxf8+ Bxf8 22.Qe5 Re6 23.g3 Qh3 24.Qd5 Qf1# 0-1
New York The Albion, 1867.06.15

Game 9: Monday, June 3, 1867.

This contest came to a close on Monday last, the score at the termination of the Ninth Game being: Mr. M. 7, Mr. R. none; drawn 2.
New York Albion, 1867.06.08

Date: 1867.06.03
Site: USA Philadelphia, PA (Athenaeum)
Event: US Championship, Game 9
White: Mackenzie,GH
Black: Reichhelm,GC
Opening: [C84] Spanish
Annotator: Mackenzie,GH
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Be7 5.0-0 Nf6 6.Nc3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.h3 Na5 9.d3 Nxb3 10.axb3 h6
An oversight which loses a valuable pawn.
11.Nxb5 Be6 12.Nc3 Qd7 13.Nh2 g5 14.d4 c6 15.dxe5 dxe5 16.Qe2 Qb7 17.Ra5 Bd6 18.Be3 Bc7 19.Ra4 Nd7 20.Rd1 0-0 21.Qh5 Kg7
A tempting sacrifice, though perhaps not strictly sound.
22...hxg5 23.Qxg5+ Kh7 24.Ng4 Bxg4 25.hxg4 Bd8
Black should have played 25...Nc5 and might still have made a stubborn resistance.
26.Qf5+ Kg7 27.Rxd7 Qb8 28.Rc4 Qc8 29.g5 1-0
New York Albion, 1867.06.15

The Match. On Tuesday morning, 28th May, at 10 o'clock, the match began at the Athenaeum, and lasted throughout the week and the beginning of the present week.

Among the well-known gentlemen of acknowledged talent, who mustered in great force on this classic ground during the progress of the play, we noticed Messrs. William G. Thomas, Lewis Waln Smith, James G. Whiteman, Lewis Elkin, G. H. McCabe, F. Wells, Emerson Benett, James C. Warner, Samuel Smyth, James J. Jellett, R. Montgomery, W. H. Sayen, and others too numerous to mention. There was one, however, Charles Henry Stanley, nomen venerabile et clarum, who was present during the entire match, and was constantly at the gallant Captain's side, attending to that gentleman's best interests.

The hour-glasses used during the play were kindly loaned for the occasion by the well-known firm of McAllister & Brother.

The score at the termination stood:
Mackenzie .........7
Reichhelm .........0
Drawn .............2

In conclusion, it is but fair to state that Capt. Mackenzie's play was of the highest order, and that the expenses of the match were, with a solitary exception, borne by the gentlemen of the Philadelphia Chess Club.

The following remarks appeared in a daily contemporary immediately after the conclusion of the match between Captain Mackenzie and Mr. Reichhelm:

"Although the match was played at the Athenaeum, it was not against the regular players of that institution. The reputation of the Athenaeum players was fully maintained in the great match by telegraph, between New York and Philadelphia, some years ago, which was conducted by Messrs. Randolph, Montgomery, Elkin and Thomas."

We congratulate Captain Mackenzie on his escape from an encounter with the "regular players" of the Athenaeum.

Immediately on the conclusion of the late match, Capt. Mackenzie was challenged to an encounter by Mr. James C. Warner, a well-known amateur of this city. Capt. Mackenzie, however, declined the contest.
Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin, 1867.06.07

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