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Loewenthal - Williams Match

Johann Jacob Loewenthal9/16(+7 -5 =4)[games]
Elijah Williams7/16(+5 -7 =4)[games] Chess Event Description
Loewenthal - Williams (1851)

London, England; August 1851—October 1851

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Wins ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Loewenthal ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 7 Williams ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 5 ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Format: First to seven wins, draws not counting, to be victor. Prizes: £16 to the winner and £4 to the loser.

"Of the return match between Mr. Löwenthal and Mr. Williams, which has been considerately arranged to afford the latter another chance of retrieving his lost ground, two games only have been fought; the English player winning one, and the other being drawn."(1)

"In the contest betwixt Mr. Löwenthal and Mr. Williams, which has been unduly protracted and is still pending, the advantage up to the present time is on the side of Löwenthal..."(2)

"The tediously protracted match between Messrs. Löwenthal and Williams has at length terminated, as was expected, in favour of Mr. Löwenthal."(3)

"...Mr. Lowenthal had an opportunity afforded him of recovering the honours he had lost in the short match of three games with Mr. Williams at the opening of the Tournament. On the present occasion, the Hungarian scored seven games to his opponent's five, and there can be little doubt he would have gained a larger majority, but for the unchivalrous tactics of his antagonist in protracting every game. By this system, as has been elsewhere observed, an adversary becomes somewhat so physically exhausted, at other times so much irritated, that he cannot help throwing away games which under other circumstances he would win without trouble."(4)

This was one of the "set matches" arranged by the London (1851) Committee.

(1) Illustrated London News, 1851.08.30, p267
(2) Illustrated London News, 1851.09.20, p346
(3) Illustrated London News, 1851.10.18, p499
(4) The Chess Tournament, Staunton, London 1852, pp(lxxii-lxxiii)
(5) The Chess Tournament, Staunton, London 1852, pp(lxc)
(6) The Chess Tournament, Staunton, London 1852, pp265-295

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Loewenthal vs E Williams 1-0541851Loewenthal - WilliamsC00 French Defense
2. Loewenthal vs E Williams 0-1391851Loewenthal - WilliamsC00 French Defense
3. E Williams vs Loewenthal  0-1261851Loewenthal - WilliamsA03 Bird's Opening
4. Loewenthal vs E Williams  0-1421851Loewenthal - WilliamsC01 French, Exchange
5. E Williams vs Loewenthal 0-1391851Loewenthal - WilliamsA02 Bird's Opening
6. E Williams vs Loewenthal 1-0191851Loewenthal - WilliamsB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. Loewenthal vs E Williams  1-0531851Loewenthal - WilliamsC01 French, Exchange
8. E Williams vs Loewenthal ½-½681851Loewenthal - WilliamsC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. E Williams vs Loewenthal  ½-½341851Loewenthal - WilliamsC41 Philidor Defense
10. Loewenthal vs E Williams 1-0601851Loewenthal - WilliamsC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. E Williams vs Loewenthal  ½-½521851Loewenthal - WilliamsA02 Bird's Opening
12. Loewenthal vs E Williams ½-½491851Loewenthal - WilliamsC50 Giuoco Piano
13. E Williams vs Loewenthal  0-1121851Loewenthal - WilliamsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. Loewenthal vs E Williams  0-1291851Loewenthal - WilliamsC50 Giuoco Piano
15. E Williams vs Loewenthal  0-1721851Loewenthal - WilliamsC42 Petrov Defense
16. Loewenthal vs E Williams  0-1321851Loewenthal - WilliamsC21 Center Game
 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
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