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Leipzig Tournament

Louis Paulsen9/11(+9 -2 =0)[view games]
Adolf Anderssen8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Johannes Zukertort8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[view games]
Simon Winawer7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[view games]
Carl Theodor Goering6/11(+6 -5 =0)[view games]
Berthold Englisch5/11(+4 -5 =2)[view games]
Emil Schallopp5/11(+5 -6 =0)[view games]
Karl Leffmann5/11(+4 -5 =2)[view games]
Johannes Metger3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[view games]
Ernst Flechsig3/11(+1 -6 =4)[view games]
August Wilhelm Franke2.5/11(+2 -8 =1)[view games]
Wilfried Paulsen2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[view 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, 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Schallopp vs K Leffmann  0-135 1877 LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Winawer vs Anderssen 0-145 1877 LeipzigB40 Sicilian
3. E Schallopp vs E Flechsig  1-059 1877 LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. W Paulsen vs K Leffmann  ½-½34 1877 LeipzigB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. C T Goering vs W Paulsen 0-162 1877 LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
6. Winawer vs Englisch 0-156 1877 LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
7. Zukertort vs A W Franke 1-024 1877 LeipzigC25 Vienna
8. Metger vs Paulsen 0-158 1877 LeipzigC00 French Defense
9. Paulsen vs Zukertort 1-026 1877 LeipzigC48 Four Knights
10. E Flechsig vs Englisch  ½-½48 1877 LeipzigC49 Four Knights
11. Anderssen vs Metger  ½-½66 1877 LeipzigC13 French
12. C T Goering vs A W Franke 1-036 1877 LeipzigC11 French
13. Englisch vs Metger  1-039 1877 LeipzigD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Englisch vs A W Franke  0-147 1877 LeipzigC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. E Flechsig vs Paulsen 0-150 1877 LeipzigB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. E Schallopp vs Winawer  0-143 1877 LeipzigC70 Ruy Lopez
17. Paulsen vs C T Goering 1-034 1877 LeipzigC49 Four Knights
18. Winawer vs C T Goering 1-037 1877 LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. Zukertort vs Anderssen ½-½28 1877 LeipzigC25 Vienna
20. E Flechsig vs K Leffmann 0-147 1877 LeipzigC48 Four Knights
21. Anderssen vs E Schallopp 1-033 1877 LeipzigC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. Metger vs W Paulsen  1-041 1877 LeipzigC46 Three Knights
23. K Leffmann vs Zukertort 0-159 1877 LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
24. A W Franke vs W Paulsen ½-½40 1877 LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Paulsen vs Winawer 0-135 1877 LeipzigC46 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
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