Baden-Baden 1870

Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Anderssen, Adolf    2685 (44) 11 / 16 
Steinitz, Wilhelm    2729 (44) 12.5 / 18 
Neumann, Gustav    2680 (49) 10 / 16 
Blackburne, Joseph    2578 (40) 10 / 16 
Paulsen, Louis    2607 (46) 6.5 / 15 
de Vere, Cecil    2551 (42) 4.5 / 14 
Winawer, Szymon    2565 (52) 6.5 / 16 
Rosenthal, Samuel    2543 (44) 5 / 12 
Minckwitz, Johannes    2459 (47) 4 / 15 
Stern, Adolf    2341 (82) 1 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Baden-Baden Tournament
Place: Baden-Baden
Start date: 18 July 1870
End date: 4 Aug. 1870
Gaige, Di Felice, Feenstra Kuiper and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi are all in agreement with regard to the results, though Gaige does not include Stern, only indicating that some sources score all of his games to his opponents. Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice indicate that Stern withdrew after playing 2 opponents, and that his scores were struck out, despite his having drawn one against Steinitz and won one against von Minckwitz. Staunton in the Illustrated London News (Aug. 6) indicates that Stern actually lost both games against von Minckwitz and then after two rounds had a score of +0-4=0. This, if correct, would contradict Feenstra Kuiper's and Di Felice's results for Stern. But perhaps this score after 2 rounds already reflects the fact that he'd withdrawn and his score had been reset to zero, so I will use Di Felice's result for Stern against von Minckwitz. Tim Harding tells me (from the Deutsche Schachzeitung, Dec. 1870, pp.313-314) that the game recorded as a draw between Stern and Steinitz was actually lost by Stern on time. Then they played the game out and Stern obtained a draw, but Steinitz cannot be considered to have been playing seriously at that point, so I will record it as a loss for Stern. Staunton's Aug. 27 column gives the complete crosstable with the 5 defaulted games scored as if played, and gives Stern 0 across the board. It also has an inconsistency in giving the 2nd Anderssen-Winawer game as a win for Winawer in one place and a draw in the other. Other sources give it as a win for Winawer. Harding also says that in one of the Paulsen-de Vere games, Paulsen overstepped the time limit, but de Vere refused to claim the win. They were then allowed to replay their game and Paulsen won. I will ignore the initial, uncounted game.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 50
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 23, 203
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 11
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 142
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 153
   [ILN], vol. 57, 6 Aug. 1870, page 155
   [ILN], vol. 57, 27 Aug. 1870, page 227
   [ILN], vol. 57, 3 Sep. 1870, page 259
   Sericano, C.  [Baden-Baden 1870]

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2013