Paulsen, Louis




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1857  2627 (58) 26
1858  2623 (59) 0
1859  2619 (56) 7
1860  2629 (50) 3
1861  2656 (39) 41
1862  2664 (38) 34
1863  2659 (46) 5
1864  2671 (46) 23
1865  2658 (56) 0
1866  2646 (61) 0
1867  2633 (62) 0
1868  2621 (59) 0
1869  2609 (51) 8
1870  2603 (45) 18
1871  2599 (49) 6
1872  2587 (51) 0
1873  2575 (45) 25
1874  2584 (53) 0
1875  2593 (54) 0
1876  2602 (48) 14
1877  2630 (44) 20
1878  2622 (46) 9
1879  2602 (42) 16
1880  2560 (39) 25
1881  15  2527 (39) 16
1882  13  2526 (35) 32
1883  31  2493 (41) 17
1884  26  2504 (51) 0
1885  24  2514 (55) 0
1886  19  2524 (52) 0
1887  17  2534 (42) 20
1888  17  2530 (44) 10
1889  16  2536 (47) 17

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Paulsen, Louis  
Born: 15 Jan. 1833
Died: 18 Aug. 1891
 
Notes:
Gilberg gives his birth date as 13-01-1833; Gaige gives it as 15-01-1833.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 277, 304
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 91
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 67
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 302, 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 320
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 65
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 233
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 18, 202, 579
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 240
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 292
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 49
   Minckwitz, Neunte Rheinische Schachcongress, page 3
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 7
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 187, 374
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 158
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 34, Oct. 1861, page 289
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 4, Oct. 1863, page 101
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1205, 27 Oct. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1214, 29 Dec. 1861, page 4
   [Fld], 17 Sep. 1870
   [NYTr], 12 Oct. 1857
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Ludwig Paulsen]
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress Players]
   Sarah.  [Family Act]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [Paulsen Obituary, New York Times]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Paulsen, L. - Nicholson, E.A. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1857 (1)         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Heilbuth, S. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1857 (2)         (c)     3   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Paulsen, L. 1857         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Nicholson, E.A. 1859         (c)     4   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Morgan, J.H. 1859         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Paulsen, L. - Leonard, J.A. 1860         (c)     0   -   1      Paulsen, L. gave odds of a knight
Paulsen, L. - Lichtenhein, T. 1860         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Michaelis, O.E. 1860         (s)     0   -   1      Paulsen, L. gave odds of a knight
Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I. 1861         (f)     16   -   15
Paulsen, L. - Kipping, J.S. 1861         (c)     1   -   0
Paulsen, L. - Blackburne, J.H. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Horwitz, B. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen, K.E.A. - Paulsen, L. 1862         (f)     4   -   4
Paulsen, L. - Steinitz, W. 1862         (c)     0   -   2      Paulsen, L. gave odds of pawn and move
Paulsen, L. - Mackenzie, G.H. 1862         (c)     3   -   1
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I. 1862         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     3   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Lange, Max 1864         (f)     5   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (1)         (f)     6.5   -   4.5
Paulsen, L. - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (2)         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1870         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1876         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1877         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Schwarz, A. 1879         (f)     5   -   2

Tournament data

New York 1857 (4)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Paulsen, L. - Calthrop, S.R.     3 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Montgomery, H.P.     2 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Raphael, B.I.     3.5 - 0.5    
  Paulsen, L. - Morphy, P.C.     2 - 6    
Bristol 1861 (1)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament    
  Paulsen, L. - Kolisch, I.     2 - 1    
  Paulsen, L. - Wilson, W.J.     1 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Boden, S.S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     10  /  13
Hamburg 1869     2nd North German Chess Congress     4.5  /  6
  Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     0.5 - 1.5    
Baden-Baden 1870     Baden-Baden Tournament     6.5  /  15
Krefeld 1871 (1)     9th West German Chess Congress - Allgemeines Hauptturnier     3  /  4
  Paulsen, L. - Anderssen, K.E.A.     1 - 0    
  Paulsen, L. - Minckwitz, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Vienna 1873     Vienna International Tournament     14  /  25
Leipzig 1876     2nd Central German Chess Congress     3  /  5
Leipzig 1877     Leipzig Tournament     9  /  11
Frankfurt 1878     12th West German Chess Congress     8  /  9
Leipzig 1879     1st German Chess Federation Tournament     7  /  9
Wiesbaden 1880 (1)     Wiesbaden Meisterturnier     7.5  /  15
Braunschweig 1880 (1)     13th West German Chess Congress - Meisterturnier     9  /  10
Berlin 1881 (1)     2nd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8  /  16
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     16.5  /  32
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     7  /  17
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     11  /  20
Nuremberg 1888 (1)     2nd Bavarian Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     5  /  10
Breslau 1889 (3)     6th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10  /  17


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021