Laroche, Adolphe




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1843  11  2534 (86) 9
1844  11  2524 (87) 0
1845  15  2514 (87) 0
1846  16  2504 (85) 0
1847  15  2493 (82) 0
1848  14  2483 (78) 0
1849  17  2473 (71) 0
1850  21  2463 (62) 13
1851  28  2443 (64) 2
1852  26  2440 (65) 0
1853  28  2436 (63) 2
1854  18  2446 (60) 0
1855  15  2457 (52) 14
1856  12  2479 (47) 36
1857  17  2480 (53) 0
1858  18  2481 (52) 13
1859  16  2490 (53) 0
1860  16  2499 (48) 32
1861  23  2476 (61) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Laroche, Jean Adolphe  
   Also known as: Laroche (de Bayonne); Delaroche; De La Roche; La Roche
Born: 10 May 1811
Died: 25 Mar. 1866
 
Notes:
The name 'Laroche' appears as early as Apr. 1838 in Le Palamède (vol.3, p.58). His name also appears sometimes as 'Delaroche' (Le Palamède, Jan. 1838, v.2, p.483; Chess Player's Chronicle, 1843, v.4, p.290), 'De La Roche' (Chess Player's Chronicle, 1847, v.8, p.90) and 'La Roche' (e.g. Le Palamède, 2nd series, v.1, 1842, p.10). In 1845, he moved from Paris to Bayonne, and is often subsequently known as 'Laroche, de Bayonne'. His name is given as 'H. Laroche' by Di Felice, but Thimognier has discovered that his name was Jean Adolphe Laroche (or just Adolphe Laroche). His death was announced in Le Sphinx (v.2, 15 Apr. 1866, p.3) and Thimognier has found his exact birth and death dates. Not to be confused with 'le docteur Laroche' (almost certainly Pierre François Laroche - see Thimognier's web site, or CN 7253) who was an older player but active at the same time for many years. Both names appear in the subscription list to Kieseritzky's book 'Cinquante Parties...', and in lists of members and honorary members of the Paris chess circle (La Palamède, 1845, v.5, p.135; La Régence, 1849, v.1, p.164).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 228
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 177
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Kieseritzky, Cinquante Parties, page 49
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 65
Periodicals
   [BLL], 14 Apr. 1839, page 4
   [BLL], 15 Oct. 1843, page 2
   [BLL], 14 Sep. 1845, page 2
   [BLL], 7 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 11 Mar. 1849, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 4, Oct. 1843, page 290
   [CPC], vol. 5, Dec. 1844, page 399
   [CPC], vol. 8, 20 Mar. 1847, page 90
   [NR], vol. 1, Jan. 1860, page 8
   [NR], vol. 5, Jan. 1864, page 5
   [Pal], vol. 2, 15 Jan. 1838, page 483
   [Pal], vol. 3, 15 Apr. 1838, page 58
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 Dec. 1841, page 10
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Mar. 1845, page 135
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Nov. 1845, page 524
   [Pal], vol. 6, 15 Jan. 1846, page 18
   [Reg], vol. 1, Feb. 1849, page 45
   [Reg], vol. 1, June 1849, page 164
   [Reg], vol. 2, Apr. 1850, page 99
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 198
   [Sph], vol. 2, 15 Apr. 1866, page 3
   [Sph], vol. 2, 15 May 1866, page 3
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Chess Disputes], page 1
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Thimognier, Dominique.  [LAROCHE Jean Adolphe ('De Bayonne')]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 6693. Laroche]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 7253. Laroche]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Laroche, J.A. - Lecrivain, L.S. 1843         (f)     6   -   3      Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Laroche, J.A. - Stern, D.S. 1850         (f)     6   -   3      Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Schulten, J.W. - Laroche, J.A. 1850         (s)     3   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Szen, J. - Laroche, J.A. 1853         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
de Riviere, J.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1855         (f)     7   -   7
de Riviere, J.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1856         (f)     15.5   -   19.5
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (1)         (c)     4.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (2)         (c)     6   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (f)     3   -   2
Harrwitz, D. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (c)     3   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Laroche, J.A. - de Riviere, J.A. 1860         (c)     9   -   9
Journoud, P. - Laroche, J.A. 1861         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Paris 1856 (3)     Café de la Régence tournoi    
  Laroche, J.A. - Preti, J.L.     0 - 1    
Paris 1861 (2)     Grand Tournoi    
  Laroche, J.A. - Budzynski, W.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Laroche, J.A. - Deschamps     0 - 1          Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and move


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2017