Number of games in database: 35
Years covered: 1857 to 1867
Overall record: +14 -13 =2 (51.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
6 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 1/2-1/2
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1859 0-1
T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael, 1857 1-0
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1859 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
1st American Chess Congress (1857)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
New York 1857 by suenteus po 147
1857 1st American Chess Congress by date by Calli
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|Jul-28-05|| ||chancho: Morphy 8, Lichtenhein 2, one draw.looking at the list of games here, 6 games were Chess variants.So they were experimenting.|
|Oct-01-05|| ||Eastfrisian: He was born 1829 in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) and died in 1874 in Chicago.|
1857 in New York he finished as third behind Morphy and Paulsen.
|Oct-01-05|| ||SBC: Theodore (Theodor) Lichtenhein learned chess at age 12 and by the time he was 18, he was president of the Königsberg Chess Club, He studied to be a doctor, but ended up in the Prussian army. When he came to the US in the Nov. 1851 aboard the ship Henry Clay, he pretty much forgot about chess and devoted all his time to his mechantile wholesale business. Then in 1856, he joined the New York Chess Club and soon became it's strongest member. He was elected that club's president in 1858.|
He served as a Major in the 58th Regiment of New York Volunteers during the Civil War, acting also as a correspondant for Frank Leslies' Illustrated Newspaper.
|Oct-01-05|| ||SBC: <chancho>
<6 games were Chess variants. So they were experimenting.>
Not exactly. Those "variants" were Morphy giving odds.
|Jan-19-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <chancho> Morphy 8, Lichtenhein 2, one draw.looking at the list of games here, 6 games were Chess variants.So they were experimenting.|
Here is an interesting piece from the "Chess monthly: an American chess serial" Volume 3 (1859) (pp 294-295)
"Morphy and Lichtenhein
We have received a note from Mr Theodore Lichtenhein, protesting against the publication of a game in the August number of this magazine purporting to be played between him and Morphy, and stating that several Evans Gambits played by him were not games but analyses. In support of this assertion he alleges the fact that he took back several moves, which he would not have done had he supoposed them to be games.
Mr Morphy replies that he certainly entertained the idea that the contests were actual games and that there was no re-consideration of moves on his part. They were mostly played in the presence of witnesses who also declare that they regarded the combats as real battles. The score, at odds of the Knight, according to Mr Lichtenhein's view of the matter stands
Morphy 0 Lichtenhein 3 Draw 1
but Mr Morphy makes it
Morphy 6 Lichtenhein 4 Draw 1
Mr Lichtenhein professes a willingness to play a match with Mr Morphy at any time and at any opening, at the odds of the Knight."
|Jan-19-11|| ||chancho: <GrahamClayton> Thanks for that.|
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