Howard Staunton, top British chess player organized the first international chess tournament in London, England in 1851. Won by Adolf Anderssen of Germany.
- London 1851 chess tournament – Wikipedia
London 1851 was the first international chess tournament. The tournament was conceived and organised by English player Howard Staunton, and marked the first time that the best chess players in Europe would meet in a single event.
- World Chess Championship 1886 – Wikipedia
The World Chess Championship 1886 was the first official World Chess Championship match … At the London 1883 chess tournament, a prestigious 14-player, double-round, all-play-all tournament, ….. International Championship Chess.
- London 1883 chess tournament – Wikipedia
The London 1883 chess tournament was a strong chess tournament among most of the leading … The tournament was also notable for the first use of the double-sided chess clock, manufactured by T.B. Wilson of Manchester. A common story …
- London 1851: The First International Chess Tournament! – Chess.com
May 26, 2009 – Howard Staunton (pictured at right) worked hard in preparation for this event, and organized the first international tournament in chess!
- London (1851) – Chessgames.com
London (1851) chess tournament: games, players, results, crosstables, discussion … start of the London World’s Fair that could serve as an international and recurring chess … First Round Second Round Semi-final Final ———- Anderssen 2½ …