Anderssen, Adolf




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1845  17  2465 (74) 5
1846  16  2502 (68) 6
1847  2530 (65) 0
1848  2558 (58) 10
1849  2591 (57) 0
1850  2625 (51) 6
1851  2662 (41) 75
1852  2647 (54) 0
1853  2632 (59) 0
1854  2618 (59) 0
1855  2603 (54) 31
1856  2605 (56) 4
1857  2615 (53) 2
1858  2632 (44) 19
1859  2620 (42) 39
1860  2609 (37) 55
1861  2622 (42) 9
1862  2624 (38) 51
1863  2625 (48) 0
1864  2627 (47) 15
1865  2610 (47) 12
1866  2623 (46) 14
1867  2647 (49) 5
1868  2663 (46) 18
1869  2686 (46) 12
1870  2688 (44) 16
1871  2667 (47) 12
1872  2646 (48) 4
1873  2622 (43) 30
1874  2613 (52) 0
1875  2605 (53) 0
1876  2596 (47) 16
1877  2597 (43) 21
1878  2573 (43) 31

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf  
Born: 6 July 1818
Died: 13 Mar. 1879
 
Notes:
Following Spinrad, for rating purposes I have considered Anderssen the offhand player as a separate person from Anderssen the formal match and tournament player. Spinrad argued (in postings about his attempts at historical ratings in the Avler Chess Forum) that, more than other players apparently, Anderssen played differently in offhand and formal events, being more experimental in the former. It is often difficult to ascertain, however, whether an event was considered formal or not, and I have in many cases had to just make a judgement based on the information available to me. Sergeant gives his date of death as 14-03-1879; Gaige gives 13-03-1879.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 107, 241
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 247, 300
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 74
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 166, 953
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 9
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 14
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 12
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 288
   Murray, History of Chess, page 887
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 177
Periodicals
   [BLL], 19 July 1846, page 3
   [CPM], vol. 1, Aug. 1863, page 58
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 199
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Adolph Anderssen]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf]
   Lange, Max.  [Anderssen by Lange]
   Sarah.  [Adolf Anderssen]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Bledow, L.E. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1845         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
von der Lasa, T. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1846         (f)     4   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Harrwitz, D. 1848         (f)     5   -   5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Harrwitz, D. 1850         (f)     4   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Lange, Max 1851         (f)     1   -   0
von der Lasa, T. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1851         (f)     10   -   5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mayet, C. 1851         (f)     4   -   0
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Dufresne, J. 1851         (f)     13   -   5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1851         (f)     2   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Pitschel, K. 1851         (f)     2   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mayet, C. 1855         (f)     14.5   -   6.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Dufresne, J. 1855         (f)     6   -   0
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Pollmacher, H. 1855         (f)     3   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Hillel, D. 1856         (f)     3   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1858         (f)     8   -   3
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Harrwitz, D. 1858         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Lange, Max 1858         (f)     1   -   0
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mayet, C. 1859         (f)     14   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Carstanjen, W.A. 1859         (f)     7.5   -   3.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (1)         (f)     5   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (2)         (f)     2   -   4
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Kolisch, I. 1860         (f)     5.5   -   5.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Journoud, P. 1860         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (f)     3   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - de Riviere, J.A. 1860         (f)     2.5   -   2.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Hirschfeld, P.M. 1860         (f)     16.5   -   12.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Kolisch, I. 1861         (f)     5   -   4
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1862         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Paulsen, L. 1862         (f)     4   -   4
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1862         (f)     11   -   10
Suhle, C.F.B. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1864         (f)     4   -   4
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Schallopp, E. 1864         (f)     6   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mayet, C. 1865         (f)     5.5   -   2.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Knorre, V. 1865         (f)     3   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1866         (f)     8   -   6
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mieses, S. 1867         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Zukertort, J.H. 1868         (f)     8.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1876         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1877         (f)     5.5   -   3.5

Tournament data

London 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F.     2.5 - 0.5    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Szen, J.     4 - 2    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Staunton, H.     4 - 1    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Wyvill, M.     4.5 - 2.5    
London 1851 (3)     London Chess Club Tournament     8.5  /  9
Manchester 1857 (1)     1st British Chess Association Congress    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Harrwitz, D.     1 - 0    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Lowenthal, J.J.     0 - 1    
London 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     11.5  /  13
London 1862 (4)     Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Pearson, C.     2 - 0          Anderssen, K.E.A. gave odds of a knight
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Lamb, F.E.     2 - 1          Anderssen, K.E.A. gave odds of a knight
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Green, V.     2 - 0          Anderssen, K.E.A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mackenzie, G.H.     0 - 2          Anderssen, K.E.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Aix-la-Chapelle 1868     7th West German Chess Congress     3.5  /  5
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Lange, Max     0 - 1    
Hamburg 1869     2nd North German Chess Congress     4.5  /  6
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Paulsen, L.     1.5 - 0.5    
Barmen 1869     8th West German Chess Congress     5  /  5
Baden-Baden 1870     Baden-Baden Tournament     11  /  16
Krefeld 1871 (1)     9th West German Chess Congress - Allgemeines Hauptturnier     4  /  5
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Paulsen, L.     0 - 1    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Minckwitz, J.     1 - 0    
Leipzig 1871     1st Central German Chess Congress     4.5  /  5
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mieses, S.     1 - 0    
Altona 1872     3rd North German Chess Congress     3.5  /  4
Vienna 1873     Vienna International Tournament     19  /  30
Leipzig 1876     2nd Central German Chess Congress     3.5  /  5
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Goring, C.T.     1 - 0    
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Pitschel, K.     1 - 0    
Leipzig 1877     Leipzig Tournament     8.5  /  11
  Anderssen, K.E.A. - Zukertort, J.H.     1 - 0    
Paris 1878     Paris International Chess Congress     12.5  /  22
Frankfurt 1878     12th West German Chess Congress     6  /  9


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018