Löwenthal, Johann




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1845  21  2444 (68) 10
1846  20  2459 (58) 85
1847  18  2473 (62) 0
1848  16  2487 (61) 0
1849  14  2501 (56) 0
1850  12  2515 (44) 84
1851  12  2510 (37) 57
1852  10  2520 (40) 37
1853  2564 (36) 88
1854  2553 (43) 13
1855  2550 (41) 41
1856  2563 (46) 4
1857  2608 (44) 16
1858  2630 (41) 29
1859  2619 (47) 3
1860  2601 (46) 13
1861  10  2575 (46) 30
1862  15  2537 (45) 20
1863  18  2505 (48) 19
1864  21  2476 (50) 11
1865  20  2469 (56) 0
1866  23  2462 (55) 20
1867  36  2427 (66) 2
1868  44  2414 (78) 0
1869  46  2401 (87) 0
1870  49  2387 (96) 0
1871  56  2374 (103) 0
1872  59  2361 (109) 0
1873  64  2347 (115) 0
1874  66  2334 (120) 0
1875  75  2321 (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
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 83
   Bottlik, Kis Magyar Sakktörténet, page 130
   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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 39, 94, 126, 577
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 376, 391, 411
   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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 69
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1931, 29 July 1876, page 119
   [Pal], vol. 2, no. 13, 15 Dec. 1842, page 264
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, July 1851, page 200
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 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)

Lowenthal, J.J. - Grimm, V. 1845         (s)     6   -   4
von der Lasa, T. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1846         (c)     6   -   1
Lowenthal, J.J. - Hamppe, C. 1846         (s)     5   -   4
Bledow, L.E. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1846         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Jenay, E. 1846         (c)     38   -   30
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. - Wayte, W. 1851 (1)         (f)     0   -   6      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Wayte, W. 1851 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
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. - 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. - Tassinari, G. 1855         (s)     1   -   0
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
Dubois, S. - 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, England 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Williams, E. (1)     1 - 2    
London, England 1851 (3)     London Chess Club International 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, England 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, England 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     7.5  /  9
London, England 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 - 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, England 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, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     3  /  3
London, England 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, England 1864     London Club Handicap    
  Lowenthal, J.J. - Mongredien, A. (2)     0 - 1          Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of a rook
London, England 1874 (9)     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.A.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 6 May 2022