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Wilhelm Hanstein
Number of games in database: 42
Years covered: 1837 to 1848
Overall record: +17 -15 =10 (52.4%)*
   * 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 (11) 
    C37 C38 C39
 King's Pawn Game (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (9) 
    C38 C39 C33
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   Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1839 1/2-1/2
   Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein, 1841 0-1
   Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1841 1-0

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(born Aug-03-1811, died Oct-14-1850, 39 years old) Germany

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Wilhelm Hanstein was a German player of about IM strength who helped found the magazine Deutsche Schachzeitung and was one of the Berlin Pleiades.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Mayet vs Hanstein 1-038 1837 MatchC40 King's Knight Opening
2. Mayet vs Hanstein 1-020 1837 BerlinC40 King's Knight Opening
3. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa 0-136 1839 ?B01 Scandinavian
4. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa 0-133 1839 BerlinC39 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  1-028 1839 BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  ½-½29 1839 ?C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  0-126 1839 BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa ½-½49 1839 ?C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein ½-½45 1839 BerlinC41 Philidor Defense
10. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa ½-½34 1839 ?B01 Scandinavian
11. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa 1-062 1839 BerlinC41 Philidor Defense
12. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein  1-024 1840 BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein 1-046 1840 BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
14. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein  0-133 1840 BerlinC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  ½-½27 1841 BerlinC37 King's Gambit Accepted
16. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein ½-½13 1841 BerlinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein 1-018 1841 ?C38 King's Gambit Accepted
18. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  ½-½52 1841 BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
19. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein  1-035 1841 BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
20. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  1-037 1841 BerlinC37 King's Gambit Accepted
21. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa ½-½68 1841 BerlinC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  1-039 1841 BerlinC44 King's Pawn Game
23. Von Der Lasa vs Hanstein  1-035 1841 BerlinC39 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  1-032 1841 BerlinC37 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa 0-126 1841 BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Knight13: He lived for only a short period of time. That's sad. He died in an age of 39. :( He was a great player, too.
Mar-18-06  DeepBlade: This is the KGA: Hanstein Defence, named after Wilhelm Hanstein. 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.0-0 h6
Mar-18-06  DeepBlade: as you can see in this game
Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1839
Aug-13-07  brankat: Mr.Hanstein must have been very selective when choosing his opponents :-) A good page to study KGA though.
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  whiteshark: Imagine the historical context:

- Who was playing chess at that time ?
- I guess Paris was the only chess center than ..
- Known theory or chess literature at that time ? Tend to be zero.

- Information transfer ?
- Strong players ?
- Tournaments/Matches ?

= Berlin around 1840: A desert for playing chess.

Aug-13-07  waddayaplay: I think it is funny to say he was of IM strength. Difficult to compare like that.
Aug-03-08  artyom2008: happy birthday dude
Feb-06-09  Eastfrisian: Wilhelm Hanstein was a cousin to Carl Mayet, another player of the Berlin "plejades".
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  Karpova: <whiteshark: = Berlin around 1840: A desert for playing chess.>

No, Berlin was definitely not <a desert for playing chess> just because important players like Julius Mendheim are largely forgotten now. And what about Dr. Ludwig Bledow, Paul Rudolf von Bilguer and Bernhard Horwitz ? I'd say that it was quite the opposite of a desert with the German chess scene developping and growing. It's more like a meadow at springtime.

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  whiteshark: <K> Hehe, you took my conclusion from its context.

Maybe we see the situation just from a different angle?


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  Karpova: <whiteshark>
Or I'm simply disagreeing with your premises and your conclusion.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: o.k., maybe my information were 'incomplete'...

I just found this lively description:

Aug-03-10  eightsquare: Happy Birthday!!
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