Szén, József




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1836  2497 (70) 50
1837  2496 (73) 0
1838  2495 (73) 0
1839  12  2494 (70) 9
1840  11  2493 (76) 0
1841  13  2493 (79) 0
1842  15  2493 (81) 0
1843  15  2492 (81) 0
1844  15  2492 (79) 0
1845  16  2492 (75) 10
1846  17  2499 (76) 0
1847  14  2506 (75) 0
1848  10  2513 (72) 0
1849  11  2521 (67) 0
1850  11  2528 (57) 0
1851  2535 (42) 44
1852  2523 (48) 24
1853  10  2516 (56) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Szén, József  
Born: 9 July 1805
Died: 13 Jan. 1857
 
Notes:
Sarah's web site has birth date 7-09-1805. Barcza has birth year 1806. Gaige has birth date 9-07-1805. Dubois has year of death as 1856 in La Rivista degli Scacchi (Aug. 1859, p.119). Gaige has 13-01-1857.
 
References
Books
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 71
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 19, 249
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 97
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 416
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 317
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 73, 75, 76
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 16, 17
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 339
   Murray, History of Chess, page 885
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 43
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1 Jan. 1837
   [BLL], 31 May 1840, page 4
   [BLL], 7 June 1840, page 3
   [BLL], 7 Nov. 1841, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 1, no. 7, July 1857, page 223
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 4, Apr. 1851, page 116
   [Era], vol. 19, no. 969, 19 Apr. 1857, page 14
   [Era], vol. 19, no. 988, 30 Aug. 1857, page 14
   [FLIN], 23 May 1857
   [ILN], vol. 30, no. 856, 2 May 1857, page 420
   [NYC], 3 Oct. 1857
   [Pal], vol. 2, no. 13, 15 Dec. 1842, page 264
   [Phil], vol. 1, no. 3, Feb. 1838, page 118
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, July 1851, page 200
   [RiS], vol. 1, no. 15, Aug. 1859, page 119
   [ST], no. 1775, 26 Apr. 1857, page supp.4
Web
   Sarah.  [John Jacob Löwenthal]
   Sarah.  [Joszef Szen]
   Sarah.  [State of Chess in 1838]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Walker, George.  [Excerpt from 'The Café de la Régence']

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

Szen, J. - Calis 1836         (c)     12   -   1
Szen, J. - de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. 1836         (c)     13   -   12      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Boncourt, H.H. - Szen, J. 1836         (f)     6   -   6
Szen, J. - Bledow, L.E. 1839         (c)     1   -   1
von Bilguer, P.R. - Szen, J. 1839         (c)     1   -   0
Szen, J. - von der Lasa, T. 1839         (c)     2   -   1
Mayet, C. - Szen, J. 1839         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Szen, J. - Grimm, V. 1845         (s)     7   -   3
Hamppe, C. - Szen, J. 1851         (s)     1.5   -   0.5
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Szen, J. 1851 (1)         (c)     13   -   7
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Szen, J. 1851 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Szen, J. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1851         (c)     2   -   1
Szen, J. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1851         (s)     1   -   0
Szen, J. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1852         (f)     10   -   10
Szen, J. - Hamppe, C. 1852         (s)     1.5   -   0.5
Szen, J. - Jenay, E. 1852         (s)     1.5   -   0.5
Szen, J. - Laroche, J.A. 1853         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Szen, J. 1853         (c)     3.5   -   1.5
Boden, S.S. - Szen, J. 1853         (c)     1   -   1

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Szen, J. - Newham, S.     2 - 0    
  Szen, J. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     2 - 4    
  Szen, J. - Horwitz, B.     4 - 0    
  Szen, J. - Kennedy, H.A.     4.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 6 May 2022