Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  32  2441 (39) 100
1852  27  2445 (53) 0
1853  23  2448 (60) 0
1854  18  2452 (63) 0
1855  16  2456 (62) 0
1856  17  2459 (56) 0
1857  23  2463 (45) 39
1858  13  2530 (47) 6
1859  2606 (43) 49
1860  11  2587 (43) 10
1861  11  2570 (41) 28
1862  13  2552 (37) 31
1863  14  2545 (41) 7
1864  12  2564 (33) 183
1865  11  2557 (35) 137
1866  11  2582 (38) 67
1867  13  2552 (51) 0
1868  16  2522 (55) 8
1869  18  2504 (61) 0
1870  20  2486 (62) 3
1871  21  2481 (65) 7
1872  24  2481 (74) 0
1873  24  2480 (81) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Anderssen, Karl Ernst Adolf (offhand)  
Born: 6 July 1818
Died: 13 Mar. 1879
 
Notes:
This is, of course, the Adolf Anderssen, but (following Spinrad) for rating purposes I have considered Anderssen the offhand player as a separate person from Anderssen the formal match and tournament player. Spinrad argued (in postings about his attempts at historical ratings in the Avler Chess Forum) that, more than other players apparently, Anderssen played differently in offhand and formal events, being more experimental in the former. It is often difficult to ascertain, however, whether an event was considered formal or not, and I have in many cases had to just make a judgement based on the information available to me.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 9

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

Anderssen (offhand) - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Jenay, E. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Medley, G.W. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     10   -   6
Buckle, H.T. - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     8   -   7
Anderssen (offhand) - Bird, H.E. 1851         (c)     9   -   9
Anderssen (offhand) - Mongredien, A. (1) 1851         (c)     20   -   15
Harrwitz, D. - Anderssen (offhand) 1857         (c)     3   -   0
Kipping, J.S. - Anderssen (offhand) 1857         (c)     7.5   -   8.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (1)         (c)     0   -   1      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (2)         (c)     4.5   -   3.5      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of pawn and move
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (3)         (c)     1   -   6      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of the exchange
Anderssen (offhand) - Pindar, E.D. 1857 (4)         (c)     3   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Anderssen (offhand) 1858         (c)     5   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (1)         (c)     7   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Dufresne, J. 1859         (c)     4   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (2)         (c)     12.5   -   9.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Suhle, C.F.B. 1859 (3)         (c)     11.5   -   2.5
Kolisch, I. - Anderssen (offhand) 1860         (c)     4   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1860 (1)         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1860 (2)         (s)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - van 't Kruijs, M. 1861         (c)     6   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Kolisch, I. 1861         (c)     2   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Dufresne, G. 1861         (c)     4   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Dupre, C.E.A. 1861         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Raland, F. 1861         (c)     3   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Messemaker, C. 1861         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1861         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Campbell, Jos.G. 1861         (c)     0.5   -   1.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Dubois, S. 1862         (c)     5   -   3
Anderssen (offhand) - Blackburne, J.H. 1862         (c)     1   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1862         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - de Riviere, J.A. 1862         (s)     1   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - MacDonnell, G.A. 1862         (c)     2   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Steinitz, W. 1862         (s)     4   -   2
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Kolisch, I. - Anderssen (offhand) 1862         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Donaldson, Jo. 1862         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     3   -   2
Paulsen, W. - Anderssen (offhand) 1863         (c)     2   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (1)         (s)     41.5   -   36.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Neumann, G.R.L. 1864 (2)         (c)     28   -   28
Anderssen (offhand) - Schallopp, E. 1864         (c)     20   -   20
Anderssen (offhand) - Zukertort, J.H. 1864         (c)     5.5   -   3.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865         (s)     52   -   48
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865 (1)         (c)     15   -   8
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1865 (2)         (c)     10   -   4
Anderssen (offhand) - Bird, H.E. 1866         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Minckwitz, J. 1866         (c)     8.5   -   3.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1866         (s)     25   -   25
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1866         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Schulten, J.W. 1868         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Anderssen (offhand) 1870         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Anderssen (offhand) 1871         (c)     5   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (1)         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of rook and move
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (2)         (c)     0   -   2      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of a rook
Anderssen (offhand) - Riemann, F. 1873 (3)         (c)     0   -   3      Anderssen (offhand) gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022