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Theodore Lichtenhein
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 in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

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With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C00
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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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(born 1829, died May-19-1874, 45 years old) United States of America

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Wikipedia article: Theodor Lichtenhein

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-028 1857 New OrleansC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael  1-029 1857 1st American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
3. G Cheney vs T Lichtenhein 1-027 1857 OffhandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-026 1857 New YorkC51 Evans Gambit
5. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael 1-025 1857 1st American Chess CongressA43 Old Benoni
6. B Raphael vs T Lichtenhein 0-132 1857 1st American Chess CongressC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin 1-030 1857 1st American Chess CongressB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. F Perrin vs T Lichtenhein  0-129 1857 1st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
9. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-148 1857 1st American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
10. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley  0-124 1857 1st American Chess CongressC44 King's Pawn Game
11. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein  1-031 1857 1st American Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
12. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley 1-046 1857 1st American Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-150 1857 1st American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
14. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin  1-032 1857 1st American Chess CongressC48 Four Knights
15. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-119 1857 1st American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
16. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-029 1857 1st American Chess CongressC42 Petrov Defense
17. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy ½-½31 1857 1st American Chess CongressD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-134 1857 1st American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
19. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-027 1859 New York000 Chess variants
20. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-031 1859 New York000 Chess variants
21. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein ½-½43 1859 New York000 Chess variants
22. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-124 1859 New York000 Chess variants
23. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-143 1859 New York000 Chess variants
24. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-026 1859 New York000 Chess variants
25. H Montgomery vs T Lichtenhein  0-145 1861 Philadelphia mC01 French, Exchange
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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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