Steinitz, W. – Anderssen, K.E.A. 1866




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2649 (37) 8/14 
Anderssen, Adolf    2607 (38) 6/14 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 18 July 1866
End date: 10 Aug. 1866
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give dates 18 July - 10 Aug. 1866; Giffen gives July-Aug. 1866. Sergeant gives the date of the first game as 16 July 1866. The Illustrated London News of 28 July 1866 has a note saying that the match is to begin 'Monday next' but then gives the result after 4 games, so presumably, it referred either to Mon. 16 or Mon. 23 July 1866 as the start date. Le Sphinx says the match started about 20 July when Anderssen arrived in London. Bell's Life in London (21 Jul. 1866, p.12) says the match 'commenced on Wednesday', i.e., 18 Jul. 1866.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 44
   Elo, Rating of Chessplayers, page 90
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 18
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 309, 345
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 165
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 12, 330
   Moran, World Chess Championship I, page 3
   Murray, History of Chess, page 888
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 147
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 142
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 27, 467
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 135
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 52, 27 Mar. 1892, page 17
   [BLL], 21 July 1866, page 12
   [BLL], 18 Aug. 1866, page 12
   [CPM], vol. 2, Sep. 1866, page 269
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 June 1867, page 187
   [CW], vol. 2, Aug. 1866, page 169
   [CW], vol. 2, Sep. 1866, page 202
   [Era], vol. 28, 12 Aug. 1866, page 5
   [Era], vol. 28, 26 Aug. 1866, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 49, 28 July 1866, page 99
   [ILN], vol. 49, 18 Aug. 1866, page 171
   [NYC], 22 Sep. 1866
   [Sph], vol. 2, 1 Aug. 1866, page 92
   [Sph], vol. 2, 1866, page 92
   [TFF], 1 Sep. 1866
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Adolph Anderssen]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Events Timeline]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Steinitz, Wilhelm]
   Sarah.  [Adolf Anderssen]
   Sericano, C.  [I campionati del mondo fino al 1885]
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3983. Adolf Anderssen]

Match information updated: 16 Jul. 2017