Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  32  2440 (39) 100
1852  26  2443 (53) 0
1853  23  2447 (60) 0
1854  16  2450 (63) 0
1855  16  2453 (62) 0
1856  17  2457 (56) 0
1857  23  2460 (45) 39
1858  13  2527 (47) 6
1859  2604 (43) 49
1860  11  2585 (43) 10
1861  11  2568 (41) 28
1862  12  2552 (38) 30
1863  13  2543 (41) 7
1864  12  2560 (33) 183
1865  11  2553 (35) 137
1866  11  2577 (38) 67
1867  12  2546 (51) 0
1868  16  2516 (55) 8
1869  19  2497 (61) 0
1870  20  2478 (62) 3
1871  21  2473 (65) 7
1872  25  2473 (74) 0
1873  23  2473 (81) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf (offhand)  
Born: 6 July 1818
Died: 13 Mar. 1879
 
Notes:
This is, of course, the Adolf Anderssen, but (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.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 9

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

Anderssen (offhand) - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Jenay, E. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Medley, G.W. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     10   -   6
Buckle, H.T. - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     8   -   7
Anderssen (offhand) - Bird, H.E. 1851         (c)     9   -   9
Anderssen (offhand) - Mongredien, A. (1) 1851         (c)     20   -   15
Harrwitz, D. - Anderssen (offhand) 1857         (c)     3   -   0
Kipping, J.S. - Anderssen (offhand) 1857         (c)     7.5   -   8.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (1)         (c)     0   -   1      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (2)         (c)     4.5   -   3.5      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of pawn and move
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (3)         (c)     1   -   6      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of the exchange
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (4)         (c)     3   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen (offhand) 1858         (c)     5   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (1)         (c)     7   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Dufresne, J. 1859         (c)     4   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (2)         (c)     12.5   -   9.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (3)         (c)     11.5   -   2.5
Kolisch, I. - Anderssen (offhand) 1860         (c)     4   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1860 (1)         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1860 (2)         (s)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - van 't Kruijs, M. 1861         (c)     6   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Kolisch, I. 1861         (c)     2   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Dufresne, G. 1861         (c)     4   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Dupre, C.E.A. 1861         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Raland, F. 1861         (c)     3   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Messemaker, C. 1861         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1861         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Campbell, Jos.G. 1861         (c)     0.5   -   1.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Dubois, S. 1862         (c)     5   -   3
Anderssen (offhand) - Blackburne, J.H. 1862         (c)     1   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1862         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - de Riviere, J.A. 1862         (s)     1   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - MacDonnell, G.A. 1862         (c)     2   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Steinitz, W. 1862         (s)     4   -   2
Kolisch, I. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     3   -   2
Paulsen, W. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     2   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (1)         (s)     41.5   -   36.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (2)         (c)     28   -   28
Anderssen (offhand) - Schallopp, E. 1864         (c)     20   -   20
Anderssen (offhand) - Zukertort, J.H. 1864         (c)     5.5   -   3.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865         (s)     52   -   48
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865 (1)         (c)     15   -   8
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865 (2)         (c)     10   -   4
Anderssen (offhand) - Bird, H.E. 1866         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Minckwitz, J. 1866         (c)     8.5   -   3.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1866         (s)     25   -   25
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1866         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Schulten, J.W. 1868         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1870         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1871         (c)     5   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (1)         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of rook and move
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (2)         (c)     0   -   2      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of a rook
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (3)         (c)     0   -   3      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021