Neumann, G.R.L. – Anderssen (offhand) 1866

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Neumann, Gustav    2608 (37) 25/50 
Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)    2575 (39) 25/50 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Berlin
Start date: 1866
End date: 1866
Di Felice gives a result of +13-9=2 for Neumann. Renette and Zavatarelli, quoting the Schachzeitung, say 'Neumann stood completely equal with Prof. Anderssen after a large number of games. It seems likely that Di Felice is only reporting results of published games, which are not necessarily representative. I give a soft result of 25/50 to represent equality after 'a large number' of games.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 43
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 238

Match information updated: 30 Sept. 2018