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Theodore Lichtenhein
Number of games in database: 35
Years covered: 1857 to 1867
Overall record: +16 -16 =3 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1829, died May-19-1874, 45 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Cheney vs T Lichtenhein 1-0271857OffhandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael 1-02518571st American Chess CongressA43 Old Benoni
3. B Raphael vs T Lichtenhein  0-13218571st American Chess CongressC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0281857New OrleansC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael  1-02918571st American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
6. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin 1-03018571st American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0261857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
8. F Perrin vs T Lichtenhein  0-12918571st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
9. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-14818571st American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
10. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley  0-12418571st American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
11. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein  1-03118571st American Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
12. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley 1-04618571st American Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-15018571st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
14. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin  1-03218571st American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
15. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-11918571st American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
16. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-02918571st American Chess CongressC27 Vienna Game
17. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy ½-½3118571st American Chess CongressD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-13418571st American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
19. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0271859New York000 Chess variants
20. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0311859New York000 Chess variants
21. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein ½-½431859New York000 Chess variants
22. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-1241859New York000 Chess variants
23. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-1431859New York000 Chess variants
24. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0261859New York000 Chess variants
25. T Lichtenhein vs H Montgomery  1-0601861Philadelphia mC77 Ruy Lopez
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  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.

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  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."

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  chancho: <GrahamClayton> Thanks for that.
Jul-21-15  markwell: Chessgame Editor, change Lichtenhein's bio. He was as Russian as Otto von Bismarck.
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