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Kieseritsky - Horwitz Match

Lionel Kieseritzky7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Bernhard Horwitz4.5/12(+4 -7 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Kieseritsky - Horwitz Match (1846)

London, England; 28 July 1846—11 August 1846

1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Wins —————————————————————————————————————————— Kieseritsky 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 7 Horwitz 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 4 —————————————————————————————————————————— Format: The winner of the first seven games, draws not counting, is the victor.

The Chess Player's Chronicle, v7 n9, September 1846, pp280-289
The Chess Player's Chronicle, v7 n10, October 1846, pp296-304

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 1-0201846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC51 Evans Gambit
2. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 0-1311846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC51 Evans Gambit
3. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz 0-1261846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC26 Vienna
4. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 0-1551846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz 1-0561846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
6. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 0-1291846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC45 Scotch Game
7. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz 0-1371846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC42 Petrov Defense
8. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 1-0231846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC44 King's Pawn Game
9. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz 1-0411846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC42 Petrov Defense
10. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz ½-½671846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchA84 Dutch
11. Horwitz vs Kieseritzky 0-1381846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Kieseritzky vs Horwitz 1-0521846Kieseritsky - Horwitz MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-15  zanzibar: Here is some info on this match from <>:

Event data
Place: London
Start date: 28 July 1846
End date: 11 Aug. 1846


Sunnucks gives the result as +7-4 for Kieseritzky, as does Stanley in the American Chess Magazine and Walker in Bell's Life in London; all other sources give +7-4=1. The Chess Player's Chronicle (v.7, 1846) gives +7-4=0 on p.281, but corrects this to +7-4=1 on p.304, giving the drawn game on pp.301-303. Similarly, the Illustrated London News gives +7-4=0 in the 15 Aug. 1846 issue but gives the drawn game in the 19 Sept. 1846 issue. Di Felice gives precise start and end dates.>

At the time of the match EDOchess shows Kieseritzky at the height of his powers, with ELO = 2606 46.

Jan-30-15  zanzibar: The <Missing Information> statement in the bio should be removed, since half of the games could have been played in July - if the rate of play was 2/day.

A caution about what would otherwise be a sensible, almost common sense, assumption.

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Illustrated London News, August 15th 1846, p.110:

<This match, from which so much amusement was anticipated, and that has been looked forward to so anxiously by all acquainted with the prowess of the combatants, has turned out, we regret to say, a most vexatious failure. At starting Mr. Horwitz was the general favourite, but long before the termination of the opening game the distressingly nervous irritability of his manner showed all was not right; and, as the contest proceeded, it became painfully manifest that his recent indisposition had rendered him utterly incompetent to bear the mental labour of a hard chess fight even for a single hour. Under these circumstances it would have been prudent to adopt the advice of his medical friends and have postponed the conflict for a few weeks; but, the limited stay of his opponent rendering any delay impracticable, it was decided to play out the match, and the result is M. Kieserltzkij has walked over the course and achieved victory, which, however satisfactory to his friends, still leaves the question as to which is the better player precisely where it was before the match began.>

I think it's fair to say that 1846 was a quiet year in the chess world.

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: As a rule any game Staunton lost was a wretched botch & a discredit to chess. He applied the same rule to his friends.

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