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Theodore Lichtenhein
T Lichtenhein 
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.

With the White pieces:
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C00
 Evans Gambit (6) 
    C51 C52
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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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(born 1829, died May-19-1874, 45 years old) United States of America

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Wikipedia article: Theodor Lichtenhein

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Raphael vs T Lichtenhein 0-13218571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. G Cheney vs T Lichtenhein 1-0271857OffhandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael  1-02918571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC48 Four Knights
4. T Lichtenhein vs B Raphael 1-02518571st American Chess Congress, New YorkA43 Old Benoni
5. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0201857Casual gameC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0261857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
7. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin 1-03018571st American Chess Congress, New YorkB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. F Perrin vs T Lichtenhein  0-12918571st American Chess Congress, New YorkB44 Sicilian
9. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-14818571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC50 Giuoco Piano
10. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley 0-12418571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC45 Scotch Game
11. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 1-03118571st American Chess Congress, New YorkB20 Sicilian
12. T Lichtenhein vs C Stanley 1-04618571st American Chess Congress, New YorkD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein 0-15018571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC01 French, Exchange
14. T Lichtenhein vs F Perrin  1-03218571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC48 Four Knights
15. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-11918571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC45 Scotch Game
16. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-02918571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC27 Vienna Game
17. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy ½-½3118571st American Chess Congress, New YorkD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. T Lichtenhein vs Morphy 0-13418571st American Chess Congress, New YorkA80 Dutch
19. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0281857Blindfold gameC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
20. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein ½-½431859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
21. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-1241859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
22. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0271859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
23. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 0-1431859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
24. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0311859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
25. Morphy vs T Lichtenhein 1-0261859Knight Odds game000 Chess variants
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
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  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 K√∂nigsberg (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 K√∂nigsberg 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.

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  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."

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  chancho: <GrahamClayton> Thanks for that.
Jul-21-15  markwell: Chessgame Editor, change Lichtenhein's bio. He was as Russian as Otto von Bismarck.
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  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.

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  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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