John William Schulten
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1841 to 1869
Overall record: +3 -43 =1 (7.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 1-0
Kieseritzky vs J Schulten, 1853 0-1
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|Dec-02-04|| ||Knight13: 6.9%! What a loser! |
|May-18-05|| ||fenno: It is interesting that Chessmetrics site claims that Schulten "had" second best rating in the world in january 1851. Well below Kieseritzky, however, and just slightly above Harrwitz.|
|May-18-05|| ||Poulsen: Chessbase gives him 3½ p. in 32 games. Among the games there's a win in 18 moves against Morphy.|
Sonas ratingcalculations on chessmetrics.com are highly debateble. The calculations might be believeble from a purely statistical viewpoint, but the foundation for the calculations are very weak, since we in fact know very few results prior to London 1851.
So there is very little facts - if any - to substansuate a claim, that Schulten would have been the second best rated in the world by januar 1851.
It's worth noticing, that most of his preserved games were played against famed players of the time. No wonder, that he lost! His over-all score must have been a lot better - why should Morphy bother to play him, if it weren't?
|May-18-05|| ||Runemaster: The schulten of swing.|
|May-18-05|| ||Marvol: Going through his games you got to admire his want to go forward.
In most of his games he makes only a few moves "backward", usually he throws his pieces at the opponent like... like...|
...like boomerangs, since usually they come backfiring at him :-S
|Jun-20-05|| ||Montreal1666: Who is Schulten?|
|Jul-28-05|| ||Knight13: <Knight13: 6.9%! What a loser!> Sorry! I didn't want to say it. I apologize.|
|Oct-05-07|| ||tpstar: Looks like this fellow enjoyed a fascinating career, playing the leading players of his day, albeit not particularly successfully. The database credits him with one win over Morphy J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 (the kibitzing discusses his career) and one over Kieseritzky Kieseritzky vs J Schulten, 1853 (notice the long match between them where Schulten won 34 games and drew 10), plus two wins and a draw against Charles Henry Stanley - and then an incredible slew of losses, including brutal miniatures like J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1844 & Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857|
He must have been exceedingly wealthy to play such top class opposition, although one can only wonder about his reputation back then among his peers. I suspect his games are chock full of basic tactics. And yes, it's too bad more of his wins didn't survive extant.
|Jul-28-12|| ||FSR: His most famous game must be his crushing loss in J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857.|
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