Suhle, C.F.B. – Anderssen, K.E.A. 1864

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Suhle, Berthold    2576 (72) 4/
Anderssen, Adolf    2627 (47) 4/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Berlin
Start date: 17 July 1864
End date: 27 July 1864
Sunnucks gives date as 1862; Kingston and Russell, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi, the Berliner Schachverband website, and Zavatarelli (in his biography of Kolisch) give it as 1864; Di Felice gives July 1864. The Chess Player's Magazine of Sept. 1864 gives a report on a partial result of 7 games (+3-2=2 for Suhle) played from 17 - 23 July 1864 but says it is unclear whether these were part of a bona fide match. The final result, +3-3=2 is given in the Nov. 1864 issue of the Chess Player's Magazine, as well as the Era of 30 Oct. 1864 (p.14), where the description suggests that these were just some offhand games played during Anderssen's visit to Berlin and not a formal match. Renette and Zavatarelli cite primary German sources saying that Anderssen's visit to Berlin was from 17 to 27 July 1864 and indicating that it was called a 'match', even though Anderssen was playing daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. against many players. Renette and Zavatarelli thus list this as a formal match, as do I. They give the dates of all the games, the first played on the 17th, and the last on the 27th.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 40
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 66, 67
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 27
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 43
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 9, Sep. 1864, page 272
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 11, Nov. 1864, page 351
   [Era], vol. 27, no. 1362, 30 Oct. 1864, page 14
   [PDEB], 19 Nov. 1864
   Hoppe, Frank.  [Chronik des Jahres 1864]
   Kingston, Taylor and Russell, Hanon.  [Erlandsson Wins the Sixth Annual ChessCafe Holiday Quiz], page 11
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]

Match information updated: 6 Mar. 2021