Kolisch, I. – Harrwitz, D. 1859

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2627 (44) 2.5/
Harrwitz, Daniel    2629 (41) 1.5/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: May 1859
End date: May 1859
Sunnucks gives date as '1859 or 1861'; Hooper and Whyld, and Spinrad give 1859. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News of 4 June 1859 (p.550) says that Kolisch has just arrived in Paris and played these games against Harrwitz, and this news was reiterated in the Chess Monthly of July 1859 (p.232). Shakhmatniy Listok (Jan. 1861) says that Kolisch arrived in Paris in May 1859 (or late April with the difference in Russian dates) and missed Morphy, who had left Paris. I presume, therefore, that these games took place in May 1859.
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 141, 170
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 264
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 192
   [CMNY], vol. 3, July 1859, page 232
   [Era], vol. 21, 5 June 1859, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 34, 4 June 1859, page 550
   [SLk], vol. 3, Jan. 1861, page 3
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Steinitz, Wilhelm.  [Death of Baron Kolisch]

Match information updated: 31 Dec. 2014