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Carl Hamppe
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1846 to 1873
Overall record: +2 -14 =2 (16.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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CARL HAMPPE
(born 1814, died May-17-1873, 58 years old) Switzerland (citizen of Austria)

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Carl Hamppe born 1814 was a theoretician who made contributions to the Vienna (C25) and the King's Gambit Accepted (C33). As a player he could be quite brilliant but he was also erratic. In matches he lost to Johann Jacob Loewenthal (+4, =0, -5) but defeated Ernst Falkbeer (+16, =0, -15). In 1852, he lost a match (+1, -4, =2) to Daniel Harrwitz.

Wikipedia article: Carl Hamppe


 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Hamppe vs Loewenthal 0-132 1846 match (03)C26 Vienna
2. Loewenthal vs Hamppe 1-047 1846 Germany mC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Hamppe vs Loewenthal 0-130 1846 UnknownC26 Vienna
4. Hamppe vs Falkbeer 0-131 1849 ViennaC26 Vienna
5. Matschego vs Hamppe 1-019 1853 ViennaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Kolisch vs Hamppe 1-028 1859 WenenC44 King's Pawn Game
7. Hamppe vs Steinitz 0-128 1859 ViennaC38 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Hamppe vs Steinitz 0-123 1859 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
9. Hamppe vs K Pitschel 1-027 1859 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
10. Hamppe vs Steinitz 0-131 1860 ViennaC25 Vienna
11. Hamppe vs Harrwitz  1-023 1860 UnknownB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Harrwitz vs Hamppe 1-023 1860 ?C01 French, Exchange
13. Hamppe vs Harrwitz  0-138 1860 ?B20 Sicilian
14. Harrwitz vs Hamppe 1-063 1860 unknown (m/4)C39 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Hamppe vs Harrwitz  ½-½60 1860 ?B20 Sicilian
16. Hamppe vs A Schwarz 0-127 1864 ViennaC26 Vienna
17. Hamppe vs Meitner ½-½18 1872 ViennaC25 Vienna
18. Hamppe vs A Schwarz 0-126 1873 ViennaC25 Vienna
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-10-06  TheKid: The Vienna Game was first called Hamppe's Game, according to Gary Lane in his book The Vienna Game.

Naturally he never won with it :)

Apr-10-06  TheKid: Oh, scratch that!

He did win with it once.

Jul-30-06  waddayaplay: found this on the net...

Carl Hamppe was a senior government official in Vienna...

he won the Vienna championship in both 1859 and 1860, both times ahead of Steinitz (among others).

Oct-16-08  just a kid: I know him most for being White in the Immortal Draw.
Nov-02-08  Octal: He seems to be as responsible with his king's safety as NN.
Jan-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Those two matches with Lowenthal and Falkbeer must have been pretty entertaining - 40 games and not a single draw, yet he is remembered for a drawn game!
Apr-19-11  Chessist: There is no evidence for the correctness of the results given (+4 -5 =0 and +16 -15 =0). You will not find any contemporary source.
Apr-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: <Chessist>, I think the source of Hamppe's record with Lowenthal and Falkbeer come from Chess Player's Chronicle 1850 and Di Felice's Chess Results, 1757-1900.
Apr-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Don't know about the Loewenthal games, but Harrwitz gave all seven of their games in British Chess Review: http://books.google.com/books?id=qt...
Jun-11-12  Chessist: <wwall>, The Chess Player`s Chronicle 1850, p 289: "he [Hamppe] has been defeated by the celebrated L÷wental, but not disgracefully, since he won in the ratio of four to five. He played also with Mr. Falkbeer in the last month which the latter spent in Vienna, about thirty games, of which Mr. Hampe was only one or two ahead."

"in the ratio of four to five" = "+4 -5 =0"??

"about thirty games" etc. = "+16 -15 =0"???

"Di Felice's Chess Result" is just trash

http://www.chesscafe.com/text/revie...

Jun-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: In his booklet on the Blackburne match, Steinitz credited Hamppe with idea of the Steinitz gambit.

From page 38:

"The credit of the idea of boldly bringing out the King early in the game, and braving the hostile attack, merely for the sake of getting a better position of pawns, has been often erroneously ascribed to Steinitz, but it is only due to state that the Steinitz Gambit and the line of play adopted in this game owe their derivation from a favourite variation of Herr Hampe in Vienna, which usually went on as follows:" http://books.google.com/books?id=aS...

Never seen this mentioned before.

Jun-11-12  ughaibu: Calli: Keypusher posted:
<During these few years [Steinitz] had much practice with Herr Hammppe [sic], the inventor of the opening named sometimes after himself, sometimes after the city in which he played. Hammppe frequently played out his king towards the centre of the board, in certain phases of the game. Here undoubtedly is to be traced the original inception of the "Steinitz Gambit," to the improvement of which the great player has devoted so much labour.>

<The Games of the St. Petersburg Tournament 1895-1896>, p. 6.

Here: Hamppe vs Steinitz, 1859

Jun-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <ughaibu> Thanks! I didn't recall that conversation at all. Still, it's nice to have Steinitz's own words on the topic.
Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic http://www.chessnc.com/biography/pe...
Jul-14-13  Chessist: @Morphischer: the picture shows CA Walbrodt... rubbish!
Jul-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The German wiki bio is more comprehensive: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_H...
Jul-14-13  RookFile: 16 wins against Falkbeer, 15 losses, 0 draws. These guys just went for the throat, I guess.
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