|a: 2#||1 pr.||W. J. Miller|
|2 pr.||B. S. Wash|
|3 pr.||T. Taverner|
|b: 3#||1 pr.||G. J. Slater|
|2 pr.||F. B. Phelps|
|3 pr.||J. Jespersen|
The preliminary announcement said that the tourney would include sui-mate
problems: this was dropped in the first announcement. It also said that the
tourney would start on July 17, but the first tourney problem was
published on 1887-07-31.
Problems were anonymized, and published as
Tourney Problem No. 1, etc.
A solving tourney was held at the same time. All solvers were asked to vote for the best four problems in each section. Twelve solvers returned votes.
According to the report, 54 problems by 23 composers were received, 18 of which were unsound. However, on 1887-11-06, the number of problems was said to be 53, which was also the number of the last published problem.
Two additional prizes (one in each section) were announced on 1887-09-04.
The main source used for the problems and tourney details is in many cases unfortunately on the border of legibility. To help solve some transcription problems, Deutsche Schachzeitung for June, 1888 was used as an additional source.