Aachen 1868

Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Anderssen, Adolf    2669 (46) 3.5 /
Lange, Max    2611 (71) 2 /
Paulsen, Wilfried    2400 (66) 1 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2536 (46) 2.5 /
Schallopp, Emil    2398 (55) 0 /
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Lange, Max    2611 (71) 1 /
Anderssen, Adolf    2669 (46) 0 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 7th West German Chess Congress
Place: Aachen
Start date: 1 Aug. 1868
End date: 4 Aug. 1868
Single-round all-play-all but draws did not count and had to be replayed. Schallopp only played two games (losses to Anderssen and Zukertort) according to Gaige and Di Felice, but La Grande Storia degli Scacchi indicates that he played and lost all 4 games. Di Felice gives a play-off win by Lange against Anderssen, which Gaige omits. Feenstra Kuiper gives only totals but they are consistent with the play-off, with the Anderssen-Zukertort draw not being counted and with wins over Schallopp not being counted. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi also omits the uncounted draw. The account in the Illustrated London News is consistent with Di Felice's, except in not mentioning Anderssen's win over Schallopp and not being clear about who drew a game with Anderssen. Di Felice gives dates Aug. 1-6; Staunton in the Illustrated London News and the Chess World gives dates Aug. 1-4. The Era of 5 Jul. 1868 (p.6) says it was to be played Aug. 2-4. The Era of 16 Aug. 1868 (p.6) lists only the prize winners as Lange first, Zukertort second and W. Paulsen third (but what about Anderssen?). The Era of 23 Aug. 1868 (p.7) gives a full account of scores, including Lange's win over Anderssen (no mention of it as a play-off game), and Zukertort's win over Schallopp, but does not mention a win by Anderssen over Schallopp, or the draw between Anderssen and Zukertort (despite the presence of an empty 'Drawn' column).
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 48
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 23
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 10
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 3, June 1868, page 86
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 6, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [Era], vol. 30, no. 1554, 5 July 1868, page 6
   [Era], vol. 30, no. 1560, 16 Aug. 1868, page 6
   [Era], vol. 30, no. 1561, 23 Aug. 1868, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 53, no. 1497, 15 Aug. 1868, page 163
   [NYC], 26 Sep. 1868
   Sericano, C.  [Aachen 1868]
   [7th WSB Congress, Aachen (1868)]

Tournament information updated: 18 Mar. 2024