Zukertort, J.H. – Anderssen (offhand) 1871




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Zukertort, Johannes    2574 (49) 5/
Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)    2471 (65) 2/
 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Berlin
Start date: 7 Apr. 1871
End date: 12 Apr. 1871
 
Notes:
Most sources treat this as a formal match. However, there may be evidence that Anderssen did not consider it so. For instance, Walker, in Bell's Life in London (5 Aug. 1871, p.3) asserts that the match was played under conditions in which each player agreed to play a specified number of games with certain openings, Anderssen with the Evans attack four times, and Zukertort with the Vienna Gambit three times. This suggests that it was not considered a normal test of relative strength of the two players.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 52
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 18
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 14, 352
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 231
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 387
   Moran, World Chess Championship I, page 8
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 157
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 27, 591
Periodicals
   [BLL], 5 Aug. 1871, page 3
   [BLL], 4 Nov. 1871, page 5
   [BLL], 11 Nov. 1871, page 4
   [BLL], 18 Nov. 1871, page 5
   [BLL], 25 Nov. 1871, page 2
   [BLL], 2 Dec. 1871, page 10
   [TFF], 19 May 1871
Web
   Hoppe, Frank.  [Chronik des Jahres 1871] (broken)
   Sericano, C.  [I matches 1865/79]

Match information updated: 10 Aug. 2018