Laroche, Adolphe




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1843  2538 (86) 9
1844  2530 (87) 0
1845  11  2522 (86) 0
1846  13  2514 (85) 0
1847  13  2506 (82) 0
1848  13  2498 (77) 0
1849  16  2490 (70) 0
1850  18  2482 (61) 13
1851  23  2473 (61) 2
1852  13  2484 (61) 0
1853  12  2495 (56) 8
1854  12  2487 (56) 0
1855  12  2480 (49) 14
1856  11  2490 (45) 36
1857  19  2484 (52) 0
1858  24  2477 (51) 13
1859  20  2481 (53) 0
1860  22  2485 (47) 32
1861  27  2462 (61) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Laroche, Jean Adolphe  
   Also known as: Laroche (de Bayonne); Delaroche; De La Roche; La Roche
Born: 10 May 1811
Died: 25 Mar. 1866
 
Notes:
The name 'Laroche' appears as early as Apr. 1838 in Le Palamède (vol.3, p.58). His name also appears sometimes as 'Delaroche' (Le Palamède, Jan. 1838, v.2, p.483; Chess Player's Chronicle, 1843, v.4, p.290), 'De La Roche' (Chess Player's Chronicle, 1847, v.8, p.90) and 'La Roche' (e.g. Le Palamède, 2nd series, v.1, 1842, p.10). In 1845, he moved from Paris to Bayonne, and is often subsequently known as 'Laroche, de Bayonne'. His name is given as 'H. Laroche' by Di Felice, but Thimognier has discovered that his name was Jean Adolphe Laroche (or just Adolphe Laroche). His death was announced in Le Sphinx (v.2, 15 Apr. 1866, p.3) and Thimognier has found his exact birth and death dates. Not to be confused with 'le docteur Laroche' (almost certainly Pierre François Laroche - see Thimognier's web site, or CN 7253) who was an older player but active at the same time for many years. Both names appear in the subscription list to Kieseritzky's book 'Cinquante Parties...', and in lists of members and honorary members of the Paris chess circle (La Palamède, 1845, v.5, p.135; La Régence, 1849, v.1, p.164).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 228
   Edge, Exploits of Morphy, page 177
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Kieseritzky, Cinquante Parties, page 49
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 65
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 41
Periodicals
   [BLL], 14 Apr. 1839, page 4
   [BLL], 15 Oct. 1843, page 2
   [BLL], 14 Sep. 1845, page 2
   [BLL], 7 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 11 Mar. 1849, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 1843, page 290
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 12, Dec. 1844, page 399
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 12, 20 Mar. 1847, page 90
   [NR], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1860, page 8
   [NR], vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 1864, page 5
   [Pal], vol. 2, no. 11, 15 Jan. 1838, page 483
   [Pal], vol. 3, no. 2, 15 Apr. 1838, page 58
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 1, 15 Dec. 1841, page 10
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 3, 15 Mar. 1845, page 135
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 11, 15 Nov. 1845, page 524
   [Pal], vol. 6, no. 1, 15 Jan. 1846, page 18
   [QCH], vol. 5, no. 18, 2017, page 197
   [Reg], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1849, page 45
   [Reg], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1849, page 164
   [Reg], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1850, page 99
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, July 1851, page 198
   [Sph], vol. 2, no. 1, 15 Apr. 1866, page 3
   [Sph], vol. 2, no. 1, 15 May 1866, page 3
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Chess Disputes], page 1
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Thimognier, Dominique.  [LAROCHE Jean Adolphe ('De Bayonne')]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 6693. Laroche]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 7253. Laroche]

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

Laroche, J.A. - Lecrivain, L.S. 1843         (f)     6   -   3      Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Laroche, J.A. - Stern, D.S. 1850         (f)     6   -   3      Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Schulten, J.W. - Laroche, J.A. 1850         (s)     3   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Szen, J. - Laroche, J.A. 1853         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Laroche, J.A. - Tassinari, G. 1853         (c)     5   -   1
de Riviere, J.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1855         (f)     7   -   7
de Riviere, J.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1856         (f)     15.5   -   19.5
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (1)         (c)     4.5   -   1.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Laroche, J.A. 1858 (2)         (c)     6   -   1
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (f)     3   -   2
Harrwitz, D. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (c)     3   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Laroche, J.A. 1860         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Laroche, J.A. - de Riviere, J.A. 1860         (c)     9   -   9
Journoud, P. - Laroche, J.A. 1861         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Paris 1856 (3)     Café de la Régence tournoi    
  Laroche, J.A. - Preti, J.L.     0 - 1    
Paris 1861 (2)     Grand Tournoi    
  Laroche, J.A. - Budzynski, W.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Laroche, J.A. - Deschamps     0 - 1          Laroche, J.A. gave odds of pawn and move


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021