Anderssen, Adolf




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1845  18  2458 (75) 5
1846  16  2498 (68) 6
1847  10  2526 (65) 0
1848  2555 (58) 10
1849  2589 (57) 0
1850  2623 (51) 6
1851  2661 (41) 77
1852  2648 (54) 0
1853  2635 (59) 0
1854  2623 (60) 0
1855  2610 (55) 31
1856  2615 (57) 4
1857  2630 (53) 2
1858  2651 (45) 19
1859  2659 (43) 79
1860  2638 (39) 55
1861  2641 (42) 9
1862  2638 (39) 51
1863  2629 (48) 0
1864  2619 (47) 7
1865  2594 (41) 40
1866  2605 (38) 50
1867  2628 (47) 5
1868  2646 (46) 18
1869  2673 (46) 12
1870  2681 (44) 16
1871  2662 (47) 12
1872  2643 (48) 4
1873  2620 (43) 30
1874  2611 (52) 0
1875  2603 (53) 0
1876  2595 (47) 16
1877  2597 (43) 21
1878  2574 (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. - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
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. - Suhle, B. 1859         (f)     31   -   17
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Mayet, C. 1859         (f)     14   -   2
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Carstanjen, A. 1859         (f)     7.5   -   3.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Dufresne, J. 1859         (f)     4   -   0
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. 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
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Schallopp, E. 1864         (f)     6   -   1
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1865         (f)     15.5   -   12.5
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. - Minckwitz, J. 1866         (f)     8.5   -   3.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1866         (f)     14   -   10
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     9th West German Chess Congress     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: 31 Jul. 2016