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Kolisch - Rosenthal Match

Ignatz von Kolisch7/8(+7 -1 =0)[games]
Samuel Rosenthal1/8(+1 -7 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Kolisch - Rosenthal (1864)

Café de la Régence, Paris, France; October 1864.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wins ———————————————————————————————— Kolisch 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 Rosenthal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ———————————————————————————————— Format: The first to seven wins is the victor, draws not counting. Stakes: 200₣ (Kolisch) against 100₣ (Rosenthal).

"Un match, au premier sept parties, engagé dans ces derniers temps entre M. Kolisch et M. Rosenthal, amateur polonais de réputation, a excité un vif intérêt, surtout par l'importance peu usitée de l'enjeu. M. Kolisch, qui jouait 200 francs contre 100, après avoir perdu la première partie, a gagné successivement les sept suivantes et a été vainqueur."(4)

"Cafe de la Regence.-Contests creating an unusual degree of excitement at this famous resort of French amateurs took place recently between Messrs. Kolish and Rosenthal. The conditions were that the games should be played upon equal terms, but that M. Kolisch should lay 200 francs against his opponents 100, on each game. The result of the playing was that M. Kolisch lost the first game, and then won seven games consecutively."(5)

Prior research into this match has dated it as occurring during "December, 1864, and January, 1865"(1) and "November 1864"(2), but Le Palamède Français indicates the match began October 1864(3). Le Palamède Français published one game (the seventh of the match) in the issue of October 1864 with the remaining seven games being published the following month strongly indicating that the match was also completed in October of 1864.

(1) British Chess Magazine, v85, 1965, R. N. Coles, p82
(2) Ignaz Kolisch: The Life and Chess Career, Fabrizio Zavatarelli, McFarland, 2015, p223
(3) Le Palamède Français, v2 n16, December 1865, p153
(4) Le Palamède Français, v1 n3, November 1864, pp129-130
(5) The Chess Player's Magazine, v1, 1865, p29

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kolisch vs S Rosenthal 1-0861864Kolisch - RosenthalC51 Evans Gambit
2. Kolisch vs S Rosenthal 1-0221864Kolisch - RosenthalC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. S Rosenthal vs Kolisch 0-1411864Kolisch - RosenthalC53 Giuoco Piano
4. S Rosenthal vs Kolisch  1-0551864Kolisch - RosenthalC53 Giuoco Piano
5. Kolisch vs S Rosenthal  1-0261864Kolisch - RosenthalC58 Two Knights
6. S Rosenthal vs Kolisch 0-1371864Kolisch - RosenthalC53 Giuoco Piano
7. S Rosenthal vs Kolisch  0-1531864Kolisch - RosenthalC53 Giuoco Piano
8. Kolisch vs S Rosenthal  1-0161864Kolisch - RosenthalC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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