Anderssen, K.E.A. – Kolisch, I. 1861




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Anderssen, Adolf    2622 (42) 5/
Kolisch, Ignatz    2651 (34) 4/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 23 July 1861
End date: 1 Aug. 1861
 
Notes:
Elo gives a total for this and the 1860 match of 11-10 for Anderssen, but other sources give +5-5=1 for the 1860 match and +5-4 or +4-3=2 for the 1861 match, totalling, +10-9=1. Giffen gives date as Aug. 1861; Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give dates as 23-30 July 1861; Pope gives dates as 23 July to 1 Aug. 1861 from the Field, the Dial and the Illustrated London News. Bell's Life in London (4 Aug. 1861, p.8) also says that the last game was played on Thursday, and the issue of 18 Aug. 1861 (p.1) gives the last game with the date 1 Aug. 1861. The result is given in the June 1861 issue of Shakhmatniy Listok, so perhaps that issue was published late? There it is stated that it began on 30 June and finished a week later, but perhaps there was some confusion, especially given the translation between Russian old-style dates and English dates.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 33
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 16
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 166
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 12, 170
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 107
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 27, 265
   Wade, Soviet Chess, page 17
Periodicals
   [BLL], 28 July 1861, page 7
   [BLL], 4 Aug. 1861, page 8
   [BLL], 18 Aug. 1861, page 1
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1861, page 226
   [Era], vol. 23, 28 July 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 4 Aug. 1861, page 13
   [Era], vol. 32, 13 Feb. 1870, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 39, 10 Aug. 1861, page 148
   [NR], vol. 2, July 1861, page 218
   [NYC], 7 Sep. 1861
   [SL], vol. 3, July 1861, page 164
Web
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Pope, Nick.  [The Anderssen-Kolisch Match, London 1861]
   Sericano, C.  [I campionati del mondo fino al 1885]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Steinitz, Wilhelm.  [Death of Baron Kolisch]

Match information updated: 16 May 2018