Lowenthal, J.J. – Hamppe, C. 1846

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Löwenthal, Johann    2490 (55) 5/9 
Hamppe, Carl    2444 (74) 4/9 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Vienna
Start date: 1846
End date: 1846
The Löwenthal page at Sarah's Chess Journal gives +2-1 for Löwenthal; Feenstra Kuiper, Golombek, Di Felice and Spinrad give +5-4 for Löwenthal. Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice and Spinrad give the date as 1846, but Spinrad also lists a result under 1850 in which Hamppe lost to Löwenthal in the ratio 4 to 5. This comes from the Chess Player's Chronicle (v.11, Oct. 1850, p.289), also cited in Kings, Commoners and Knaves (p.51), where it is stated that Hamppe 'has been defeated by' Löwenthal 'since he won [sic] in the ratio four to five'. This information may all come from the Schachzeitung of Aug. 1850 (p.283) which gives this ratio, but no specification of date. This probably refers to the 1846 match; it could not in any case have occurred in 1850 since Löwenthal was in the United States for that entire year. However, the 15 May 1852 (p.395), 3 July 1852 (p.11) and 4 Sep. 1852 (p.187) issues of the Illustrated London News and the Oct. 1852 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.300) mention a later match.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 6
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 14
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 135
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 75
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 51
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 10, Oct. 1850, page 289
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 1855, page 362
   [FLIN], 5 Jan. 1856
   [SZ], vol. 5, no. 8, Aug. 1850, page 283
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Johann Jacob Löwenthal]
   Sarah.  [John Jacob Löwenthal]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 6 Apr. 2023