Chess in 1823

by Bill Wall

 

 

In 1823,  Ulysse Desroches wrote Traite elementaire du jeu des echecs.

 

In 1823, Maskil Moses Hirschel died.  He was born in 1754 in Breslau.  He was a German writer and chess author.  He published the first German translation of the chess writings of Gioachino Greco in 1784.

 

In 1823, George Merrifield of Great Turnstile, London made popular wooden chess sets.

 

In 1823, the first procedure for completing the Knight’s Tour (a sequence of moves of a knight on a chessboard such that the knight visits every square only once),  was Warnsdorf’s rule, first described by H. C. von Warnsdorf.

 

On January 3, 1823, Johann Allgaier died in Vienna of dropsy.  He was a strong master from Vienna.

 

On April 9, 1823, the London Chess Club, which met at Tom’s Coffeehouse in Cornhill, had its anniversary dinner at Albion tavern.

 

On April 29, 1823, Daniel Harrwitz was born in Breslau, Poland.  He was a strong German player of his day.  He died in 1884.

 

On September 30, 1823, Rudolf Gottschall was born in Breslau.  He was the founder of the German Chess Federation.

 

On October 19, 1823, the earliest known chess column appeared in the weekly medical journal Lancet, by George Walker.  It was entitled, “Origin of the game of chess.”  Due to the lack of popularity, it disappeared after less than a year.

 

 

 Rabinovich - Kieseritzky,Lionel [C35]

St Petersburg, 1823

 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.Kf1 d6 6.d4 Bg4 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Bxf4 Nge7 9.Qd2 Ng6 10.Nxh4 Qxh4 11.Bg5 Qh5 12.h3 h6 13.Be3 Nge7 14.Kg1 Bd7 15.Rf1 f6 16.Kh2 a6 17.b4 Rf8 18.Rf2 g5 19.Rhf1 Qg6 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.Bxd5 0–0–0 22.a4 Ne7 23.b5 Nxd5 24.exd5 f5 25.bxa6 b6 26.a5 Kb8 27.axb6 cxb6 28.Rb1 Ka7 29.Rxb6 Kxb6 30.Qb4+ Bb5 31.c4 Qe8 32.Rb2 Kc7 33.cxb5 Kd7 34.b6 Qxe3 35.Qb5+ Ke7 36.Re2 Qxe2 37.Qxe2+ Kf6 38.b7 Rf7 39.Qe6+ Kg7 40.Qxf7+ 1–0

 

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