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Leipzig Tournament

Louis Paulsen9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Adolf Anderssen8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Johannes Zukertort8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Simon Winawer7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Carl Theodor Goering6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
Berthold Englisch5/11(+4 -5 =2)[games]
Emil Schallopp5/11(+5 -6 =0)[games]
Karl Leffmann5/11(+4 -5 =2)[games]
Johannes Metger3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Ernst Flechsig3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
August Wilhelm Franke2.5/11(+2 -8 =1)[games]
Wilfried Paulsen2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Leipzig (1877)

The German chess federations (Schachbunde) held congresses beginning in 1861. The Westdeutscher Schachbund held 13 events from 1861 to 1880. The Norddeutscher Schachbund held three, from 1868 to 1872. The Mitteldeutscher Schachbund also held three, all in Leipzig, 1871, 1876, 1877. At Leipzig in 1877, leaders of the regional chess federations decided to form a national federation, the Deutscher Schachbund (DSB). A repeat of national DSB tournaments began in Leipzig (1879) and continued until 1931, whereas the regional tournaments were discontinued after 1880. The Leipzig 1877 event (organized by the Mitteldeutscher Schachbund) was called the Anderssen-Feier and held in honor of Adolf Anderssen. He seemed to have lost none of his strength, finishing =2nd in the tournament. Anderssen won a playoff game with Zukertort for 2nd place and then lost to the first place finisher, Louis Paulsen, in a match by the score of 5 to 3 with one draw. He also played at Paris (1878), finishing 6th in a strong field. He passed away at age 60 in March 1879.

Offhand games played in Leipzig 14 July: Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1877, E Schallopp vs Anderssen, 1877, Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1877

Leipzig, German Empire (Saxony), 16-21 July 1877

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Paulsen, L * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 =2 Anderssen 1 * = 1 0 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 8.5 =2 Zukertort 0 = * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.5 4 Winawer 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 7.5 5 Goering 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 6.0 =7 Englisch 0 = 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 = 0 1 5.0 =7 Schallopp 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 5.0 =7 Leffmann 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * = 1 1 = 5.0 9 Metger 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 = * = 1 1 3.5 10 Flechsig 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 = * 1 = 3.0 =11 Franke 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 * = 2.5 =11 Paulsen, W 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 = 0 = = * 2.5

Progressive table:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Paulsen, L 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 9.0 =2 Anderssen 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 =2 Zukertort 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 4 Winawer 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.5 5 Goering 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 =7 Englisch 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 =7 Schallopp 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 =7 Leffmann 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 9 Metger 0.0 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 10 Flechsig 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 =11 Franke 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 =11 Paulsen, W 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Tournament crosstable, progressive table and a group photo: http://picasaweb.google.com/Caissa1...

Consultation game 22 July: Paulsen / Goring / Metger vs Anderssen / Zukertort / Schmid, 1877

Second place playoff game 23 July (Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1877

2 Anderssen 1 3 Zukertort 0

Anderssen - Paulsen match 23-28 July:

1 Paulsen, L 0 1 1 0 1 = 1 0 1 5.5 2 Anderssen 1 0 0 1 0 = 0 1 0 3.5

Original collection: Game Collection: Leipzig 1877, The Anderssen-Feier, by User: Calli.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Schallopp vs K Leffmann  0-1351877LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Winawer vs Anderssen 0-1451877LeipzigB40 Sicilian
3. E Schallopp vs E Flechsig  1-0591877LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. W Paulsen vs K Leffmann  ½-½341877LeipzigB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. C T Goering vs W Paulsen 0-1621877LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
6. Winawer vs Englisch 0-1561877LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
7. Zukertort vs A W Franke 1-0241877LeipzigC25 Vienna
8. Metger vs Paulsen 0-1581877LeipzigC00 French Defense
9. Paulsen vs Zukertort 1-0261877LeipzigC48 Four Knights
10. E Flechsig vs Englisch  ½-½481877LeipzigC49 Four Knights
11. Anderssen vs Metger ½-½661877LeipzigC13 French
12. C T Goering vs A W Franke 1-0361877LeipzigC11 French
13. Englisch vs Metger 1-0391877LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Englisch vs A W Franke 0-1471877LeipzigC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. E Flechsig vs Paulsen 0-1501877LeipzigB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. E Schallopp vs Winawer  0-1431877LeipzigC70 Ruy Lopez
17. Paulsen vs C T Goering 1-0341877LeipzigC49 Four Knights
18. Winawer vs C T Goering 1-0371877LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. Zukertort vs Anderssen ½-½281877LeipzigC27 Vienna Game
20. E Flechsig vs K Leffmann 0-1471877LeipzigC48 Four Knights
21. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 1-0331877LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. Metger vs W Paulsen  1-0411877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
23. K Leffmann vs Zukertort 0-1591877LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
24. A W Franke vs W Paulsen ½-½401877LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Paulsen vs Winawer 0-1351877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here's another source for the <group photo>: http://www.ballo.de/Images/Andersse...
Jun-03-15  thomastonk: There are some German language errors in the introduction.

The plural of 'Bund' is 'Bunde' or 'Bünde'. So, the chess federations in the very first sentence are Schachbunde or Schachbünde.

The Westdeutsche<r> Schachbund ...

The Norddeutsche<r> Schachbund ...

The Mitteldeutsche<r> Schachbund ...

I don't understand <The Leipzig 1877 Mitt<le>deutschen Schachbund>. If it is meant as a name for the tournament, then it is wrong.

In July 1876(!), the Mitteldeutscher Schachbund held his second congress. There the idea was born to celebrate Anderssen's 50th chess anniversary. All German chess clubs were invited to support the event, and many did so.

The German name of the event was: die Anderssen-Feier (the Anderssen festivity).

Dec-30-15  ndg2: They did not draw very much back then, did they?
Mar-18-16  zanzibar: <Bestimmungen für die einzelnen Turniere.

I. Meisterturnier.

Jeder Teilnehmer hat mit jedem anderen eine Partie zu spielen. — Bei Beteiligung von acht oder mehr Herren werden drei Preise ausgesetzt :

I. Preis: Mark 400,
II. „ „ 200,
III. „ „ 100;

der Einsatz beträgt in diesem Falle 10 Mark. Sind weniger als acht Teilnehmer vorhanden, so werden nur zwei Preise,

I. Preis: Mark 400,
II. „ „ 200,

gegeben, und beträgt der Einsatz alsdann 6 Mark.>

TB p26-27/40-41

Aug-01-16  posoo: LOOK at how FEW DRAUGHS there are in dis tornament!! Concloosuve proof dat players were BETTER back in da olden days before da cumpoters took over!
Aug-29-18  bobmeadley: The 1877 Leipzig photo in Gottschall is a beauty but has some mistakes. For example where is Schottlander? He is not there but is named in the photo. There are 38 faces and 39 names. Another mistake is R.Wuttig. This is R.Wuttke a very strong chess player. Looking at the names take a vertical line to the faces from the centre of the name and that gets the face. Note also Hermann Zwanzig who is in the back row in front and left of the right statue (The balding man).He was a giant of German chess and the secretary of the German Chess Association.This photo is on a website for anyone to look at.How nice to see Curt von Bardeleben at age 15 and R.v Bardeleben who may be his father. One of the very best tourney photos and whoever took it did a great job.I have dug a lot out of Jeremy Gaige on dates of birth and death to determine ages. Gaige's book is really good.
Aug-29-18  bobmeadley: On Schottlander, whilst he isn't in the 1877 Leipzig photo he was a very talkative man and gets a mention in Chess Monthly August 1892 for his 'exuberant spirit'. I can't read German but this doggerel was above the door of the Dresden Chess Club.Can someone translate it? Erste Regel Ist Beim Schach,
Merke Dir Die Mahnung,
Duss Du Habest Von Der Schach,
Irgend Welche Ahnung.
Leo Hoffer said it was good advice for young chessplayers.My apologies if I have any word wrong.
Feb-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <bobmeadley: doggerel>

First rule in chess is,
Remember the warning,
That you have of chess,
Any idea.

sort of <good advice for young chessplayers> ;)

Feb-06-19  zanzibar: < Erste Regel Ist Beim Schach, Merke Dir Die Mahnung,
Duss Du Habest Von Der Schach,
Irgend Welche Ahnung. >

Google translate gives basically the same:

<

First rule is chess,
Remember the admonition
Did you get the chess,
Any idea.

>

But what exactly does the "Did you get the chess, any idea" mean?

It must be obvious to Germans, but not to me.

.

Feb-06-19  sneaky pete: <zanzibar> It means nothing, that Google translation is plain rotten, as usual. The <whiteshark> translation is not perfect but much better.

Duss in the third line is a typo for dass or daß, this may have confused Google.

Feb-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <sneaky pete> Welcome back! How's this?

The first rule in chess is to be forewarned that you know nothing about it.

Feb-06-19  sneaky pete: <CHC> That was my first idea too when I read it and it 's very true of course, but shouldn't the last line then be "Irgend keine Ahnung"?
Feb-06-19  Z truth: Is it saying that one should always have a plan?

Or an idea of what the move is doing?

Or ... ???

Feb-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <sneaky pete> Yeah, I think he should get his poetic license suspended. I tried to Google it but all I came up with are Bob Meadly's and zanzibar's posts above. But that must be what it means because Bob Meadly says it's supposed to be good advice for young people.
Feb-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: So, <Sneaky Pete> isn't <Sneaky>!!

Finally, redeemed.

Feb-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: < jith1207: So, <Sneaky Pete> isn't <Sneaky>!!

<Finally, redeemed.>

You were right but it seems obvious because <Sneaky Pete> is a native speaker of Dutch but <Sneaky> isn't, unless it's a hidden talent. Just search their respective <user name> + <Dutch> and you'll find lots of examples.

Feb-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Yes, I know. But as I had learned of Sneaky having an immediate European origin and Sneaky Pete hadn't logged in for months at that time, the coincidence seemed to give credence to that suspicion. Anyways, I totally forgot about it and didn't realize he has been posting for few months now. All is well then.
Feb-07-19  Z truth: I'm getting a feeling of deja vu all over again.

Though I did think we had sorted all this out at the time. But it was confusing, and <Sargon> could have set the record straight with just a post or two at the time, but didn't.

.

Feb-08-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: <Sargon> was going through a sudden loss of a life-long friend, more than any of us around here. We need to account for the privacy everyone needed at that time.

This is not even an issue, just confirming that it's all good.

Feb-10-19  zanzibar: Yes, but when <Daniel> died we all lost a friend, and <CG> lost its soul.
Feb-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: That happens, I see the soul of this site as the users themselves, I never saw the founders as soul of this website even though they spent every time they had every single day.

This is a great community, but eventually the old guard will have to leave one by one - which we have begun to realize sadly - and the new members will need to carry the torch as the founders intended. It's about the harmony among the community that will keep the legacy alive forever.

Feb-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <jith1207: the new members will need to carry the torch as the founders intended.>

And not use it to torch the entire edifice, as the friendly local agitators would like to do.

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