Paulsen, Louis




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1857  2628 (58) 26
1858  2624 (59) 0
1859  2620 (56) 7
1860  2630 (50) 3
1861  2657 (39) 41
1862  2665 (38) 34
1863  2661 (46) 5
1864  2673 (46) 23
1865  2661 (56) 0
1866  2650 (61) 0
1867  2638 (62) 0
1868  2627 (59) 0
1869  2615 (51) 8
1870  2612 (45) 18
1871  2613 (49) 6
1872  2608 (50) 0
1873  2603 (43) 30
1874  2606 (52) 0
1875  2608 (53) 0
1876  2610 (48) 14
1877  2634 (44) 20
1878  2624 (46) 9
1879  2603 (42) 16
1880  2560 (39) 25
1881  15  2527 (39) 16
1882  13  2525 (35) 32
1883  29  2491 (41) 17
1884  28  2500 (51) 0
1885  26  2509 (55) 0
1886  21  2519 (52) 0
1887  19  2528 (42) 20
1888  18  2523 (44) 10
1889  17  2528 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 18, 202, 579
   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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 158
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 34, Oct. 1861, page 289
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 4, Oct. 1863, page 101
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1205, 27 Oct. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1214, 29 Dec. 1861, page 4
   [Fld], 17 Sep. 1870
   [NYTr], 12 Oct. 1857
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
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1857 (1)         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Heilbuth, S. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1857 (2)         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Paulsen, L. 1857         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Nicholson, E.A. 1859         (c)     4   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Paulsen, L. - Leonard, J.A. 1860         (c)     0   -   1      Paulsen, L. gave odds of a knight
Paulsen, L. - Lichtenhein, T. 1860         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Michaelis, O.E. 1860         (s)     0   -   1      Paulsen, L. gave odds of a knight
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. - Steinitz, W. 1873         (c)     3   -   2
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)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     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: 3 Apr. 2022