Paulsen, L. – Kolisch, I. 1861




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Paulsen, Louis    2673 (40) 16/31 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2656 (35) 15/31 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 30 Sep. 1861
End date: 18 Nov. 1861
 
Notes:
The obituary of Kolisch in the Chess Monthly (see Sarah's Journal website) and the Field of 19 June 1880 give +7-6=19 for Paulsen; the Richmond Daily Dispatch of 21 Dec. 1861 (see Sarah again) and the Illustrated London News of 16 Nov. 1861 give +7-6=15 (but this may not be the final result); the Sunday Times of 24 Nov. 1861 (p.5) gives +7-6=8; all other sources give +7-6=18. Shakhmatniy Listok of June 1862 (pp.124-125) gives a list of the 31 games with openings and result of each. The Richmond Daily Dispatch (see Sarah) gives end date 15 Nov. 1861, but the Era of 24 Nov. 1861 (p.14) makes it clear that the last game was played on 18 Nov. 1861. The Illustrated London News of 5 Oct. 1861 says the match started 'on Monday last' (so presumably 30 Sept. 1861); this date is also given by the Oct. 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle. Spinrad gives the result +1-0=2 for Paulsen in offhand games against Kolisch (from Life Maps of the Masters), and the Illustrated London News of 21 Sept. 1861 (p.309) gives this result from 'a short encounter' between Paulsen and Kolisch, but these were almost certainly the 3 games between them from the Bristol tournament.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 34
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 17
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 166
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 170, 240
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 110
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 265
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 326
Periodicals
   [BLL], 29 Sep. 1861, page 3
   [BLL], 24 Nov. 1861, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1861, page 289
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1861, page 353
   [Era], vol. 24, 5 Jan. 1861, page 4
   [Era], vol. 24, 29 Sep. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, 24 Nov. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 32, 13 Feb. 1870, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 39, 5 Oct. 1861, page 356
   [ILN], vol. 39, 16 Nov. 1861, page 508
   [ILN], vol. 39, 30 Nov. 1861, page 565
   [LiM], 1 Oct. 1861, page 3
   [LiM], 25 Nov. 1861, page 3
   [NR], vol. 2, Sep. 1861, page 282
   [NR], vol. 2, Nov. 1861, page 343
   [NYC], 14 Dec. 1861
   [SL], vol. 3, Dec. 1861, page 267
   [SL], vol. 4, June 1862, page 124
   [ST], 24 Nov. 1861, page 5
Web
   Pope, Nick.  [The Rosenthal-Zukertort Match, London 1880: Game 16]
   Sarah.  [Random Clippings]
   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