Anderssen, Adolf (offhand)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  15  2515 (61) 3
1850  2540 (44) 58
1851  17  2490 (35) 110
1852  16  2476 (48) 0
1853  19  2461 (49) 12
1854  17  2450 (54) 0
1855  24  2438 (52) 22
1856  21  2448 (52) 0
1857  23  2458 (43) 39
1858  14  2525 (46) 6
1859  2602 (43) 49
1860  11  2580 (43) 10
1861  13  2560 (41) 29
1862  14  2548 (37) 31
1863  13  2544 (41) 7
1864  12  2562 (33) 183
1865  11  2556 (35) 137
1866  11  2579 (38) 67
1867  12  2549 (51) 0
1868  16  2519 (55) 8
1869  17  2502 (61) 0
1870  20  2485 (62) 3
1871  20  2481 (65) 7
1872  23  2482 (74) 0
1873  21  2482 (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) - von Salpius 1849         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Mayet, C. 1850         (c)     16   -   7
Anderssen (offhand) - Dufresne, J. 1850         (c)     15   -   5
Anderssen (offhand) - Eliason, C. 1850         (c)     10   -   2
Anderssen (offhand) - Nathan, N.D. 1850         (c)     2   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Franz, R. 1850         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Laroche, J.A. 1851         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1851 (1)         (c)     2   -   1
Anderssen (offhand) - Perigal, G. 1851         (c)     3   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Michaels, P. 1851         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Bourdillon 1851         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Jenay, E. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Medley, G.W. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Lowenthal, J.J. 1851 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Slous, F.L. 1851         (c)     1   -   0
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     10   -   6
von Schaper - Anderssen (offhand) 1851         (c)     1   -   0
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
Anderssen (offhand) - Mayet, C. 1853         (s)     7   -   5
Anderssen (offhand) - Pollmacher, H. 1855         (c)     7.5   -   2.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Schurig, B.E.R. 1855         (c)     8   -   4
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)     4   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Messemaker, C. 1861         (c)     3   -   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: 8 Dec. 2023