Berthold Suhle
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1858 to 1988
Overall record: +9 -13 =4 (42.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    C33 C39
With the Black pieces:
 Evans Gambit (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1859 0-1
   Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1864 0-1
   Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1864 1/2-1/2
   B Suhle vs Anderssen, 1864 1-0

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   1864 Anderssen - Suhle Match by TheFocus

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(born Jan-01-1837, died Jan-26-1904) Germany

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Dr. Berthold Suhle won a match with Bartolomeo Forlico (11.5 : 9.5) at Venice 1858, lost to Adolf Anderssen (+0 –5 =2) at Cologne 1859 and (+13 –27 =8) in Breslau from April to September 1859, won against baron Bernhard von Guretzky-Cornitz (+6 –1 =3) at Berlin 1860, drew with Anderssen (+3 –3 =2) at Berlin 1864, and beat Philipp Hirschfeld (+7 –0 =2) at Berlin 1865.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Suhle vs B Forlico  1-022 1858 VeneziaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. Anderssen vs B Suhle 1-012 1859 BreslauC60 Ruy Lopez
3. Anderssen vs B Suhle  1-027 1859 BreslauC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. B Suhle vs Anderssen 0-120 1859 CologneC44 King's Pawn Game
5. Anderssen vs B Suhle 0-139 1859 BreslauC39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. B Suhle vs Anderssen  1-032 1859 BreslauB20 Sicilian
7. B Suhle vs Anderssen  ½-½37 1859 CologneC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Anderssen vs B Suhle 0-125 1859 Breslau (Poland)C59 Two Knights
9. B Suhle vs Anderssen 0-149 1859 CologneB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. B Suhle vs Anderssen 0-125 1859 BreslauA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. B Suhle vs Anderssen  0-127 1859 BreslauC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. B Suhle vs NN 1-023 1859 BFX unknownC39 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Anderssen vs B Suhle  1-035 1859 BreslauC44 King's Pawn Game
14. Anderssen vs B Suhle  ½-½65 1859 BreslauC33 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Hirschfeld / Von Guretsky vs B Suhle  1-032 1860 CasualC25 Vienna
16. Anderssen vs B Suhle 1-023 1860 0.28C51 Evans Gambit
17. B von Guretzky-Cornitz vs B Suhle  1-025 1860 BerlinC29 Vienna Gambit
18. Anderssen vs B Suhle  ½-½55 1864 BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
19. B Suhle vs Anderssen  0-133 1864 Berlin m/6C33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. B Suhle vs Anderssen  ½-½56 1864 Berlin m3B40 Sicilian
21. Anderssen vs B Suhle  0-131 1864 BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
22. Anderssen vs B Suhle  0-129 1864 BerlinC51 Evans Gambit
23. B Suhle vs Anderssen 1-051 1864 Berlin m/2C33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Anderssen vs B Suhle  1-033 1864 BerlinB20 Sicilian
25. B Suhle vs Anderssen 0-142 1864 Berlin m/4C33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Mar-28-05  aragorn69: This player is one of the discoveries / absurdities of the new site.

<<Best World Rank: #1 (20 different months between the June 1865 rating list and the February 1867 rating list )>

<Highest Rating: 2731 on the January 1866 rating list, #1 in world, age 29y0m>

<Best Individual Performance: 2772 in Hirschfeld-Suhle Match (Berlin), 1865, scoring 8/9 (89%) vs 2599-rated opposition>>

Mar-28-05  aragorn69: All this, in fact, because he destroyed 8/9 an other unknown master by the name of Hirschfeld, supposedly rater 2599 at the time, in an obscure (none of the games appear in this database) match of 1865...
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  Gypsy: But <Adolf Anderssen beat Berthold Suhle 6 to 5, with 3 draws.* Based on games present in our database; may not be complete.> With such a record against Anderssen, Suhle obviously was not a pushover.
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  Gypsy: Problem with Sonas numbers is not his formulas, but that his samples are very bursty and have significant ommisions. This is certainly true for the data from 100+ years ago and probably the war eras as well.
May-03-05  edsauced: In chessmetrics, Suhle only has 4 tournaments listed: 1.- Destroyed 17-31 by Anderssen in 1859
2.- Wins 7.5-2.5 a match vs. an unrated player (Von Guretzky) in 1860. Until now nothing special, maybe he is a player #10 or so in the world, but after 3 years of inactivity, he losses his rating, and gets a new one based on 2 good results. 3.- Draw 4-4 a match vs. Anderssen 1864.
4.- Blows 8-1 a rated player (Hirchfeld) in 1865, catapulting him to #1 of the world. After that he disappears from tournaments. Anyone can explain me how these last 17 games outweigh the whopping in 48 games in the first Anderssen match.
May-20-05  fgh: Another mysterious player :-)
Oct-05-08  Agent Bouncy: Does anyone know where to find the scores of the Suhle-Hirschfeld match games?
Feb-02-09  Mibelz: Berthold Suhle was born in Stolp (S³upsk, Pommerania, then Kingdom of Prussia, now Poland), studied philosophy, philology and nature in Berlin (1855-1957) and Bonn (1857-1859), and was named a professor in 1895.

He won a match with Bartolomeo Forlico (11.5 : 9.5) at Venice 1858, lost to Adolf Anderssen (+0 –5 =2) at Cologne 1859 and (+13 –27 =8) in Breslau from April to September 1859, won against Bernhard von Guretzky-Cornitz (+6 –1 =3) at Berlin 1860, drew with Anderssen (+3 –3 =2) at Berlin 1864, and beat Philipp Hirschfeld (+7 –0 =2) at Berlin 1865.

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  Karpova: On December 20, 1858, he scored +6 =2 in a blindfold exhibition in Berlin. At the age of 21, he had already given a 4-games blindfold exhibition in Venice.

Source: Page 38 of the 1905 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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