Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  28  2439 (39) 100
1852  25  2442 (54) 0
1853  21  2446 (61) 0
1854  17  2450 (63) 0
1855  15  2453 (62) 0
1856  17  2457 (56) 0
1857  20  2461 (45) 39
1858  13  2526 (47) 6
1859  2601 (43) 49
1860  10  2577 (44) 10
1861  12  2552 (42) 28
1862  15  2529 (42) 16
1863  14  2531 (42) 7
1864  11  2555 (34) 183
1865  2549 (35) 137
1866  10  2573 (39) 67
1867  11  2544 (51) 0
1868  14  2514 (55) 8
1869  15  2496 (61) 0
1870  16  2479 (62) 3
1871  17  2474 (65) 7
1872  20  2474 (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         (c)     2   -   1
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: 30 Sept. 2018