Jackson Whipps Showalter vs. Jacob C. Halpern Match
? 1893 - January 6, 1894
New York, NY


            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Showalter   0 0 1 0 1  1 1 1  5 (w/ 1 draw)
Halpern     1 1 0 1 0  0 0 0  3 (w/ 1 draw)


  • Showalter was White in the odd-numbered games. The match conditions were apparently the first to win 5 games (though it might possibly have been a Best of 10).

  • The match was played at the Manhattan Cafe.

  • New York Times report on the final game:

    NEW YORK TIMES
    Sunday, January 7, 1894
    page 3, column 6
    SHOWALTER WON THE MATCH.

    Defeated Evans After Thirty-Seven
    Moves in a Brilliant Game.

       The chess match between J.W. Showalter and J.
    Halpern was finished last night at the Manhattan
    Cafe, when Showalter won a brilliant Evans gambit
    after thirty-seven moves. The game:

    [Game score and final position follow]

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