Paulsen, Louis




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1857  2608 (60) 21
1858  2621 (62) 0
1859  2634 (60) 0
1860  2647 (53) 1
1861  2666 (40) 41
1862  2666 (39) 34
1863  2659 (46) 5
1864  2668 (46) 23
1865  2656 (57) 0
1866  2644 (62) 0
1867  2632 (63) 0
1868  2620 (60) 0
1869  2608 (52) 8
1870  2605 (46) 18
1871  2602 (50) 6
1872  2592 (51) 0
1873  2583 (45) 25
1874  2590 (53) 0
1875  2598 (54) 0
1876  2605 (48) 14
1877  2631 (45) 20
1878  2621 (46) 9
1879  2601 (42) 16
1880  2557 (39) 25
1881  14  2524 (39) 16
1882  14  2523 (36) 32
1883  30  2490 (41) 17
1884  25  2500 (52) 0
1885  23  2509 (55) 0
1886  19  2519 (52) 0
1887  16  2529 (42) 20
1888  16  2524 (44) 10
1889  16  2531 (47) 17

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Paulsen, Louis  
Born: 15 Jan. 1833
Died: 18 Aug. 1891
 
Notes:
Gilberg gives his birth date as 13-01-1833; Gaige gives it as 15-01-1833.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 277, 304
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 91
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 67
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 302, 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 320
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 65
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 233
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 240
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 292
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 49
   Minckwitz, Neunte Rheinische Schachcongress, page 3
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 7
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 187, 374
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1861, page 289
   [CPM], vol. 1, Oct. 1863, page 101
   [Era], vol. 24, 27 Oct. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, 29 Dec. 1861, page 4
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Ludwig Paulsen]
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress Players]
   Sarah.  [Family Act]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [Paulsen Obituary, New York Times]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Paulsen, L. - Nicholson, E.A. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Paulsen, L. 1857         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Nicholson, E.A. 1859         (c)     4   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Lichtenhein, T. 1860         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I. 1861         (f)     16   -   15
Paulsen, L. - Kipping, J.S. 1861         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Blackburne, J.H. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Horwitz, B. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Paulsen, L. 1862         (f)     4   -   4
Paulsen, L. - Steinitz, W. 1862         (c)     0   -   2      Paulsen, L. gave odds of pawn and move
Paulsen, L. - Mackenzie, G.H. 1862         (c)     3   -   1
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I. 1862         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     3   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Lange, Max 1864         (f)     5   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (1)         (f)     6.5   -   4.5
Paulsen, L. - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (2)         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1870         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1876         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1877         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Schwarz, A. 1879         (f)     5   -   2

Tournament data

New York 1857 (4)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Paulsen, L. - Calthrop, S.R.     3 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Montgomery, H.P.     2 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Raphael, B.I.     3.5 - 0.5    
  Paulsen, L. - Morphy, P.C.     2 - 6    
Bristol 1861 (1)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament    
  Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I.     2 - 1    
  Paulsen, L. - Wilson, W.J.     1 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Boden, S.S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     10  /  13
Hamburg 1869     2nd North German Chess Congress     4.5  /  6
  Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     0.5 - 1.5    
Baden-Baden 1870     Baden-Baden Tournament     6.5  /  15
Krefeld 1871 (1)     9th West German Chess Congress - Allgemeines Hauptturnier     3  /  4
  Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     1 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Minckwitz, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Vienna 1873     Vienna International Tournament     14  /  25
Leipzig 1876     2nd Central German Chess Congress     3  /  5
Leipzig 1877     Leipzig Tournament     9  /  11
Frankfurt 1878     12th West German Chess Congress     8  /  9
Leipzig 1879     1st German Chess Federation Tournament     7  /  9
Wiesbaden 1880 (1)     Wiesbaden Meisterturnier     7.5  /  15
Braunschweig 1880 (1)     13th West German Chess Congress - Meisterturnier     9  /  10
Berlin 1881 (1)     2nd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8  /  16
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     16.5  /  32
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     7  /  17
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     11  /  20
Nuremberg 1888 (1)     2nd Bavarian Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     5  /  10
Breslau 1889 (3)     6th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10  /  17


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018