Kolisch, I. – Hirschfeld, P.M. 1864 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Kolisch, Ignatz    2621 (49) 4/
Hirschfeld, Philipp    2553 (50) 4/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Paris
Start date: Aug. 1864
End date: Aug. 1864
Feenstra Kuiper, Golombek, Di Felice, Spinrad and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give the result as +4-4. Di Felice gives the date as July 1864; The Sept. 1864 issue of Le Palamède Français (and the Nov. 1864 issue of the Chess Player's Magazine) says the match took place the previous month during a brief sojourn by Hirschfeld in Paris. Renette and Zavatarelli give the date as Aug. 1864. The Chess Player's Magazine says the match was for the first to win two games but then says the match was abandoned as drawn after eight games at +4-4, which is the score given in Le Palamède Français, though there it is stated that the match was to go until one player scored two more than the other. The Illustrated London News gives 3 games between them (+1-2 for Kolisch) in the 8 Oct. 1864 issue (p.371), but then another 7 games (+4-3 for Kolisch) between the 14 Jan. 1865 and 11 Feb. 1865 issues. The two games given in the 21 Jan. 1865 issue (+1-1) are stated to be the 9th and 10th games of the match and says the match was 'lately played'. The first series consisted only of 8 games, and a second series of four games was played in Nov. 1864, according to Le Palamède Français (Dec. 1864, p.180), which is recorded separately here.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 40
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 17
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 140, 166
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 2, Nov. 1864, page 323, 334
   [ILN], vol. 45, 8 Oct. 1864, page 371
   [ILN], vol. 46, 14 Jan. 1865, page 47
   [ILN], vol. 46, 21 Jan. 1865, page 75
   [ILN], vol. 46, 28 Jan. 1865, page 99
   [ILN], vol. 46, 11 Feb. 1865, page 147
   [PF], vol. 1, Sep. 1864, page 35
   Grekov, N.I.  [Old Moscow Chess]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 30 Dec. 2020