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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 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Metger vs Paulsen 0-1581877LeipzigC00 French Defense
2. Winawer vs Anderssen 0-1451877LeipzigB40 Sicilian
3. E Schallopp vs K Leffmann  0-1351877LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Winawer vs Englisch 0-1561877LeipzigC45 Scotch Game
5. C T Goering vs W Paulsen 0-1621877LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
6. K Leffmann vs Zukertort 0-1591877LeipzigC50 Giuoco Piano
7. E Flechsig vs K Leffmann 0-1471877LeipzigC48 Four Knights
8. Englisch vs A W Franke  0-1471877LeipzigC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. E Schallopp vs Winawer  0-1431877LeipzigC70 Ruy Lopez
10. E Flechsig vs Paulsen 0-1501877LeipzigB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. Zukertort vs C T Goering 0-1421877LeipzigC25 Vienna
12. A W Franke vs E Flechsig 0-1521877LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Paulsen vs Winawer 0-1351877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
14. K Leffmann vs Winawer 0-1311877LeipzigC46 Three Knights
15. Winawer vs Zukertort  0-1481877LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
16. W Paulsen vs Paulsen 0-1421877LeipzigB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. Englisch vs C T Goering  0-1601877LeipzigC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
18. W Paulsen vs Englisch  0-1571877LeipzigC51 Evans Gambit
19. W Paulsen vs Zukertort 0-1391877LeipzigC52 Evans Gambit
20. C T Goering vs E Schallopp 0-1191877LeipzigC41 Philidor Defense
21. K Leffmann vs Englisch  0-1411877LeipzigC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Metger vs Zukertort  0-1251877LeipzigC44 King's Pawn Game
23. A W Franke vs Paulsen 0-1321877LeipzigC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. K Leffmann vs Anderssen  0-1321877LeipzigC67 Ruy Lopez
25. E Schallopp vs Paulsen 0-1411877LeipzigC11 French
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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