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Anderssen - Paulsen Match

Adolf Anderssen4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Louis Paulsen4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Anderssen - Paulsen (1862)

London, England; July 1862

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wins ———————————————————————————————— Anderssen 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 4* Paulsen 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 4 ———————————————————————————————— * Both parties retired and the match was declared a draw.(1) Format: The first to five wins is the victor, draws not counting. Stakes: £10.

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(1) The Chess Congress of 1862, Löwenthal, London 1864 p(lxxv)

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Paulsen vs Anderssen 1-0421862Anderssen - PaulsenB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. Anderssen vs Paulsen ½-½501862Anderssen - PaulsenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Anderssen vs Paulsen 1-0421862Anderssen - PaulsenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Anderssen vs Paulsen 1-0391862Anderssen - PaulsenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Anderssen vs Paulsen 0-1601862Anderssen - PaulsenC51 Evans Gambit
6. Paulsen vs Anderssen 0-1411862Anderssen - PaulsenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. Paulsen vs Anderssen ½-½571862Anderssen - PaulsenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Paulsen vs Anderssen 1-0441862Anderssen - PaulsenA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-13-16  zanzibar: <The Congress had now entered on its eighth week, and the Handicap still remained unfinished. The London
season was at an end, and but few cared to stay in town to witness the remaining proceedings, the players, also, whose contests were undecided, being seized with a wish for relaxation, after two months devoted to Chess play. By common consent, the Handicap was adjourned until a few weeks' repose in the country should re-invigorate their powers. The members of the London Chess Club, however, not satiated with all that had taken place, were desirous of testing the relative strength of Messrs. Anderssen and Paulsen, and of Messrs. Dubois and Steinitz. They therefore instituted two matches between the respective parties, for a stake of £10 in each case, the winners of five games to be winners respectively. The result of these interesting contests was as follows :—

Anderssen . 3 Paulsen . 3 Drawn . 2>

From Lowenthal <London Chess Congress (1862)> p lxxv

Jan-13-16  zanzibar: This is from the same page:

<Mr. Steinitz therefore won his match, but the struggle beween Messrs. Anderssen and Paulsen was not brought to a conclusion, owing to the desire of both players to return to the Continent. It was therefore considered a drawn match.>

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