Dusseldorf 1864 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Hipp, F.A.    2074 (131) 1 /
Neuhaus, E.    0 /
 
Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Conrad    2405 (80) 1 /
Schnitzler, Georg    2326 (99) 0 /
 
Schwengers, Peter    2284 (125) 1 /
Höing, Karl    2262 (90) 0 /
 
Lange, Max    2592 (57) 1.5 /
Wülfing, Otto    2252 (97) 0.5 /
 
Lange, Max    2592 (57) 1 /
Hipp, F.A.    2074 (131) 0 /
 
Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Conrad    2405 (80) 1 /
Schwengers, Peter    2284 (125) 0 /
 
Lange, Max    2592 (57) 1 /
Vitzthum von Eckstädt, Conrad    2405 (80) 0 /
 
Schnitzler, Georg    2326 (99) 1 /
Neuhaus, E.    0 /
 
Höing, Karl    2262 (90) 1 /
Wülfing, Otto    2252 (97) 0 /
 
Schnitzler, Georg    2326 (99) 0.5 /
Höing, Karl    2262 (90) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 4th West German Chess Congress
Place: Dusseldorf
Start date: 28 Aug. 1864
End date: 30 Aug. 1864
 
Notes:
Gaige and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give only the result of the main knock-out tournament. The Schachzeitung of Oct. 1864 describes also the secondary knock-out for losers of the first round, in which Schnitzler beat Neuhaus (I assume 1-0) and Höing beat Wülfing (I assume 1-0). Then, according to the rules, the winner of the final encounter between Schnitzler and Höing in the secondary knock-out should have played Vitzthum von Eckstadt, who lost in the final round of the main tournament to determine second and third prizes. However, Schnitzler and Höing played a draw and decided to split third prize, leaving Vitzthum von Eckstadt with second prize without further play. Di Felice omits the secondary knock-out games but has a drawn game between Schwengers and Hipp to play off for 3rd prize, but there is no indication of this in the detailed description in the Schachzeitung. The Schachzeitung for Oct. 1864 (pp.336-337) has three other games played during the Congress: one in which Schnitzler beat Vitzthum von Eckstadt; a win by Schnitzler over 'Hr. H.' (likely either Hipp or Höing, though this is not certain); and a win by Lange over Leffmann, but these do not seem to have been official games of the tournament, and it is unclear if there were other side games or not, so I don't include them.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 39
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 20
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 4
Periodicals
   [IZL], vol. 43, no. 1106, 10 Sep. 1864, page 190
   [PDEB], 15 Oct. 1864
   [SZ], vol. 19, no. 6, June 1864, page 177
   [SZ], vol. 19, no. 10, Oct. 1864, page 321
   [SZ], vol. 19, no. 11, Nov. 1864, page 353
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dusseldorf 1864]

Tournament information updated: 8 Jan. 2024