Anderssen, Adolf




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1845  17  2457 (74) 5
1846  17  2495 (67) 6
1847  2524 (64) 0
1848  2554 (57) 10
1849  2589 (57) 0
1850  2625 (51) 6
1851  2664 (41) 75
1852  2649 (54) 0
1853  2634 (59) 0
1854  2619 (59) 0
1855  2604 (54) 31
1856  2605 (56) 4
1857  2615 (52) 2
1858  2632 (44) 19
1859  2618 (41) 39
1860  2606 (37) 55
1861  2618 (41) 9
1862  2622 (38) 51
1863  2624 (48) 0
1864  2626 (47) 15
1865  2609 (47) 12
1866  2622 (46) 14
1867  2645 (49) 5
1868  2661 (46) 18
1869  2683 (46) 12
1870  2683 (44) 16
1871  2660 (47) 12
1872  2637 (48) 4
1873  2609 (43) 30
1874  2603 (52) 0
1875  2596 (53) 0
1876  2590 (47) 16
1877  2592 (43) 21
1878  2569 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 142
   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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 43
Periodicals
   [BLL], 19 July 1846, page 3
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 2, Aug. 1863, page 58
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, 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, E. 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, England 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, England 1851 (3)     London Chess Club International 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, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     11.5  /  13
London, England 1862 (4)     British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  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: 6 Mar. 2021