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Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1857 to 1866
Overall record: +16 -16 =2 (50.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
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
T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin, 1857 1-0
Morphy vs T Lichtenhein, 1859 1/2-1/2
F Perrin vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 0-1
B Raphael vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 0-1
T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin, 1857 1-0
T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley, 1857 1-0
C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein, 1857 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lichtenhein - Montgomery Match (1861)
1st American Chess Congress (1857)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
New York 1857 by JoseTigranTalFischer
New York 1857 by suenteus po 147
1857 1st American Chess Congress by date by Calli
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| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43
|1. B Raphael vs T Lichtenhein
||0-1||32||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|2. G Cheney vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||27||1857||Offhand||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|3. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael
|| ||1-0||29||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C48 Four Knights|
|4. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael
||1-0||25||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||A43 Old Benoni|
|5. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||20||1857||Casual game||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|6. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||26||1857||Casual game||C51 Evans Gambit|
|7. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin
||1-0||30||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|8. F Perrin vs T Lichtenhein
|| ||0-1||29||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||B44 Sicilian|
|9. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein
||0-1||48||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|10. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley
||0-1||24||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C45 Scotch Game|
|11. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||31||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||B20 Sicilian|
|12. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley
||1-0||46||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein
||0-1||50||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C01 French, Exchange|
|14. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin
|| ||1-0||32||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C48 Four Knights|
|15. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy
||0-1||19||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C45 Scotch Game|
|16. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||29||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||C27 Vienna Game|
|17. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy
||½-½||31||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|18. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy
||0-1||34||1857||1st American Chess Congress, New York||A80 Dutch|
|19. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||28||1857||Blindfold game||C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense|
|20. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||½-½||43||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
|21. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||0-1||24||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
|22. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||27||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
|23. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||0-1||43||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
|24. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||31||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
|25. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein
||1-0||26||1859||Knight Odds game||000 Chess variants|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43
|Jul-28-05|| ||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.
|Jan-19-11|| ||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."
|Jan-19-11|| ||chancho: <GrahamClayton> Thanks for that.|
|Jul-21-15|| ||markwell: Chessgame Editor, change Lichtenhein's bio. He was as Russian as Otto von Bismarck.|
|Aug-11-21|| ||MissScarlett: <The Chess Monthly> of October 1858, p.301, gives this finish to a game - no doubt, informal - between Lichtenhein and Stanley:|
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Lichtenhein (White) announced mate in 3.
|Aug-11-21|| ||keypusher: <MissScarlett: <The Chess Monthly> of October 1858, p.301, gives this finish to a game - no doubt, informal - between Lichtenhein and Stanley:>|
Thanks, amazing. One of the odder zugzwangs I've ever seen. So...L & S probably made it up, like the Immortal Game.
Kieseritzky vs Anderssen, 1851 (kibitz #4)
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