Stanley, C.H. – Lowenthal, J.J. 1850

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Stanley, Charles    2475 (52) 3/
Löwenthal, Johann    2517 (43) 3/
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: New York
Start date: Feb. 1850
End date: Feb. 1850
Löwenthal says he played Stanley the evening they first met in New York 'the result being, I think, even games'. This was just before Stanley went to Washington to play his match against Turner (11-14 Feb. 1850), and thus, probably early Feb. 1850. The Albion of 9 Feb. 1850 says that they have played a number of games with equal results. Staunton, in the Illustrated London News (16 Mar. 1850, p.183) says that a match is about to be played between Löwenthal and Stanley in New York, and this comes a week after Staunton's report on the Stanley-Turner match. So the 3-3 result given by Feenstra Kuiper, Di Felice, Hooper and Whyld, Spinrad, Sarah's Chess Journal and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi may refer to the informal games before the Stanley-Turner match or a possible more formal match after the Stanley-Turner match. In any case, Löwenthal left New York on 3 Mar. 1850, so his games with Stanley most likely took place in Feb. 1850.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 10
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 14
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 391
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 74
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 324
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 95
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 87
   [Alb], 9 Feb. 1850
   [ILN], vol. 16, no. 417, 16 Mar. 1850, page 183
   Sarah.  [An American Tragedy]
   Sarah.  [Charles Henry Stanley]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 6 Mar. 2021