Löwenthal, Johann




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1842  19  2421 (95) 2
1843  19  2433 (90) 0
1844  19  2444 (84) 0
1845  19  2456 (76) 0
1846  20  2467 (66) 17
1847  17  2477 (66) 0
1848  13  2487 (64) 0
1849  15  2496 (57) 0
1850  12  2506 (45) 84
1851  12  2510 (38) 46
1852  2513 (40) 48
1853  2561 (36) 88
1854  2552 (43) 13
1855  2549 (42) 40
1856  2563 (47) 4
1857  2608 (44) 16
1858  2628 (41) 29
1859  2616 (48) 3
1860  2595 (47) 12
1861  2568 (46) 30
1862  14  2531 (45) 19
1863  15  2500 (48) 19
1864  18  2472 (51) 11
1865  17  2465 (56) 0
1866  21  2458 (55) 20
1867  29  2424 (66) 2
1868  33  2410 (78) 0
1869  39  2397 (87) 0
1870  40  2384 (96) 0
1871  45  2370 (103) 0
1872  49  2357 (109) 0
1873  55  2344 (115) 0
1874  61  2330 (120) 0
1875  66  2317 (125) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Löwenthal, Johann Jacob  
   Also known as: János Jakab Löwenthal; John Jacob Löwenthal
Born: 15 July 1806
Died: 20 July 1876
 
Notes:
Gaige has 'Johann Jacob' as does Steve Mann; Di Felice has 'Janos Jakab' as do Hooper and Whyld. Golombek has both. Metzner has 'János Löwenthal'. Harding clarifies that although the Hungarian form of his name was 'János Jakab', his mother tongue was probably German, so he was probably originally known as 'Johann'. His date of birth is usually given as 15-07-1810, but Harding (p.103) cites evidence that it was actually around 1806, probably 15-07-1806. Golombek and Alberti give death date 20-07-1876. Steve Mann gives date of death as 24-07-1876. Gaige and Sergeant give death date 21-07-1876. Harding gives evidence that his date of death was actually 20-07-1876, though often given as 21-07-1876.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 228
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 270
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 87
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 389
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 256
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 187
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 73, 103, 318, 340, 360
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 194
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 236
   Murray, History of Chess, page 885
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 79, 132
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 18
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 69, 29 July 1876, page 119
   [Pal], vol. 2, 15 Dec. 1842, page 264
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 200
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 May 1872, page 5
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Johann Jacob Löwenthal]
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 5
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1852: Johann Jacob Löwenthal in Yorkshire]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Johann Jacob Löwenthal]
   Metzner, Paul.  [Philidor and the Café de la Régence Chess Masters]
   Sarah.  [John Jacob Löwenthal]
   Sarah.  [Löwenthal's visit to America]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Szen, J. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1842         (c)     1   -   1
von der Lasa, T. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1846         (c)     6   -   1
Lowenthal, J.J. - Hamppe, C. 1846         (f)     5   -   4
Bledow, L.E. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1846         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Stanley, C.H. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1850         (c)     3   -   3
Lowenthal, J.J. - Turner, J.H. 1850 (1)         (f)     7   -   3
Lowenthal, J.J. - Turner, J.H. 1850 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   2.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Dudley, E.A. 1850 (1)         (f)     11   -   8
Lowenthal, J.J. - Dudley, E.A. 1850 (2)         (f)     11   -   3
Lowenthal, J.J. - Dudley, E.A. 1850 (3)         (f)     12.5   -   6.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brown, M. 1850         (c)     2   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Crittenden, J.J. 1850         (c)     0   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1850         (c)     3   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Rousseau, E. 1850         (c)     5   -   0
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1851         (c)     9   -   8
Buckle, H.T. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1851         (f)     4.5   -   3.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Williams, E. (1) 1851         (f)     9   -   7
Lowenthal, J.J. - Harden, H. 1852         (c)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Stanley, H. 1852         (c)     1   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Horwitz, B. 1852         (c)     4   -   1
Lowenthal, J.J. - Wayte, W. 1852 (1)         (f)     0   -   6      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Wayte, W. 1852 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852         (c)     15   -   15
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (2)         (f)     4   -   5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Zachary, F.D. 1853 (1)         (f)     1   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Zachary, F.D. 1853 (2)         (f)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of mate on a particular square
Lowenthal, J.J. - Zachary, F.D. 1853 (3)         (f)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Zachary, F.D. 1853 (4)         (f)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Stanley, H. 1853         (c)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (3)         (f)     4.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (4)         (f)     1   -   4      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Harrwitz, D. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1853         (f)     17   -   14
Staunton, H. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1853         (s)     13.5   -   6.5
Brien, R.B. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1854         (f)     7.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Zytogorski, A. 1854         (s)     2   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Green, V. 1855 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   2.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Murphy, J.B. 1855         (f)     5.5   -   4.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Little, T.S. 1855         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Wayte, W. 1855         (c)     1   -   2      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1855 (1)         (f)     5   -   4      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1855 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   6.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Green, V. 1855 (2)         (f)     0.5   -   1.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Barnes, T.W. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1856         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1857         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1857         (f)     0.5   -   0.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Duval, C.A. 1857         (c)     2   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Pindar, E.D. 1857         (c)     6   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Barnes, T.W. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1857         (c)     3   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - White, C.W. 1858         (c)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1858         (f)     10   -   4
Morphy, P.C. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Burden, F. 1860 (1)         (f)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Burden, F. 1860 (2)         (f)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Burden, F. 1860 (3)         (f)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Kushelev-Bezborodko, G.A. 1861 (1)         (f)     4   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Kushelev-Bezborodko, G.A. 1861 (2)         (f)     1   -   3      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Duncan, J. 1861         (c)     2   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Pieconka (1) 1861 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Pieconka (1) 1861 (2)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1861         (c)     2   -   1
Lowenthal, J.J. - English, F. 1861         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Foskett, P. 1862         (c)     3   -   2      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1862         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Green, V. 1862         (f)     5.5   -   4.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Lloyd (1) 1863         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Salter, D.M. 1863         (f)     4.5   -   1.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Green, V. 1863         (f)     1   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Hirschfeld, P.M. 1864         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Owen, J. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1864         (c)     2   -   2
Lowenthal, J.J. - Thorold, E. 1864         (f)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Gover, W.S. 1864         (c)     2   -   2
Lowenthal, J.J. - Gamman, E. 1866         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Pigott, A.S. 1866         (c)     2   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Holloway, A. 1866         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Newenham 1866         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1866         (c)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Selkirk, G.H. 1866         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Burt, J.N. (1) 1866         (c)     0   -   2      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Cleland, J.S. 1866         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Hibbins, W. 1866         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Pryor, W.S. 1866         (c)     1   -   0      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a rook
Lowenthal, J.J. - Beard, W.D. 1866         (c)     1   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Lowenthal, J.J. - Taylor, J.O.H. 1866 (1)         (c)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Taylor, J.O.H. 1866 (2)         (c)     0   -   1      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Owen, J. 1866         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
de Riviere, J.A. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1867         (f)     2   -   0

Tournament data

London 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Williams, E. (1)     1 - 2    
London 1851 (3)     London Chess Club Tournament     0.5  /  2
Manchester 1857 (1)     1st British Chess Association Congress    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Horwitz, B.     1 - 0    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     1 - 0    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Boden, S.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham and London 1858     2nd British Chess Association Congress    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Kipping, J.S.     2 - 0    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Staunton, H.     2 - 0    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Owen, J.     2.5 - 0.5    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Falkbeer, E.K.     5 - 3    
London 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     7.5  /  9
London 1860 (2)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Hay, A.     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Blijdenstein, B.W. (1)     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Bird, H.E.     1 - 0    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Saburov, P.A.     0 - 1          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
London 1861 (2)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Barthes, C.     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Sich, A.     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Puller, A.G.     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Cruikshank, R.J.     2 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     3  /  3
London 1863     Saint James's Club - Mr. Worrall's Tournament     11  /  14
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Stewart, H.C.     0.5 - 0.5          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1864     London Club Handicap    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Mongredien, A. (2)     0 - 1          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a rook
London 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Winyatt     1 - 0          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a knight
Grimsby 1875     Grimsby - Hull Church Institute Club Match    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Crake, J.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018