Szén, József




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1836  2500 (70) 50
1837  2497 (72) 0
1838  2494 (73) 0
1839  12  2491 (70) 9
1840  13  2483 (76) 0
1841  14  2475 (79) 0
1842  15  2468 (80) 2
1843  15  2473 (83) 0
1844  14  2479 (85) 0
1845  16  2485 (85) 0
1846  17  2491 (83) 0
1847  14  2497 (80) 0
1848  11  2503 (76) 0
1849  14  2509 (69) 0
1850  11  2515 (60) 0
1851  2521 (45) 38
1852  10  2508 (53) 0
1853  11  2495 (53) 9
1854  10  2476 (56) 20

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Szén, József  
Born: 9 July 1805
Died: 13 Jan. 1857
 
Notes:
Sarah's web site has birth date 7-09-1805. Gaige has birth date 9-07-1805. Dubois has year of death as 1856 in La Rivista degli Scacchi (Aug. 1859, p.119). Gaige has 13-01-1857.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 19, 249
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 97
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 416
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 317
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 73, 75, 76
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 339
   Murray, History of Chess, page 885
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 43
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1 Jan. 1837
   [BLL], 31 May 1840, page 4
   [BLL], 7 June 1840, page 3
   [BLL], 7 Nov. 1841, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 1, July 1857, page 223
   [CPC], vol. 12, Apr. 1851, page 116
   [Era], vol. 19, 19 Apr. 1857, page 14
   [Era], vol. 19, 30 Aug. 1857, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 30, 2 May 1857, page 420
   [NYC], 3 Oct. 1857
   [Pal], vol. 2, 15 Dec. 1842, page 264
   [Phil], vol. 1, Feb. 1838, page 118
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 200
   [RiS], vol. 1, Aug. 1859, page 119
   [ST], 26 Apr. 1857, page supp.4
Web
   Sarah.  [John Jacob Löwenthal]
   Sarah.  [Joszef Szen]
   Sarah.  [State of Chess in 1838]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Walker, George.  [Excerpt from 'The Café de la Régence']

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

Szen, J. - Calis 1836         (c)     12   -   1
Szen, J. - de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. 1836         (c)     13   -   12      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Boncourt, H.H. - Szen, J. 1836         (f)     6   -   6
Szen, J. - Bledow, L.E. 1839         (c)     1   -   1
Szen, J. - von der Lasa, T. 1839         (c)     2   -   1
Mayet, C. - Szen, J. 1839         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
von Bilguer, P.R. - Szen, J. 1839         (c)     1   -   0
Szen, J. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1842         (c)     1   -   1
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Szen, J. 1851 (1)         (c)     13   -   7
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Szen, J. 1851 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Szen, J. - Laroche, J.A. 1853         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Szen, J. 1853         (c)     3.5   -   1.5
Boden, S.S. - Szen, J. 1853         (c)     1   -   1
Szen, J. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1854         (f)     10   -   10

Tournament data

London 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Szen, J. - Newham, S.     2 - 0    
  Szen, J. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     2 - 4    
  Szen, J. - Horwitz, B.     4 - 0    
  Szen, J. - Kennedy, H.A.     4.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017