Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  28  2442 (40) 100
1852  25  2445 (54) 0
1853  21  2449 (61) 0
1854  16  2453 (63) 0
1855  15  2456 (62) 0
1856  17  2460 (56) 0
1857  20  2464 (45) 39
1858  13  2529 (47) 6
1859  2605 (43) 49
1860  10  2582 (44) 10
1861  10  2559 (42) 28
1862  14  2540 (41) 19
1863  14  2537 (42) 7
1864  11  2558 (34) 183
1865  2551 (35) 137
1866  10  2575 (39) 67
1867  11  2545 (51) 0
1868  14  2515 (55) 8
1869  15  2497 (61) 0
1870  16  2479 (63) 3
1871  17  2475 (65) 7
1872  20  2475 (74) 0
1873  18  2474 (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 Kruys, 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)     1   -   0
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
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         (f)     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: 13 Jan. 2019