Edward Löwe

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Edward Löwe
Full name Edward Löwe
Country Bohemia
England
Born (1794-09-23)23 September 1794
Prague, Bohemia
Died 24 February 1880(1880-02-24) (aged 85)
London, England

Edward Löwe (also Eduard Loewe; 23 September 1794 – 24 February 1880)[1] was a Bohemian-born, after 1830 naturalized English chess master.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Löwe was born in Prague and died in London.

Match and tournament results[edit]

In 1847, he won a match with Howard Staunton (5–2), but his opponent gave odds of pawn and two moves. In regular matches, he won against Hugh Alexander Kennedy (7½–6½) in 1849, and lost to Frederic Deacon (2½–7½) in 1851, James Hannah (8–13) in 1856, and Paul Morphy (0–6) in 1858.[3] The match against Morphy took place in Lowe's Hotel, which belonged to Löwe.[4]

In tournaments, he won against Arthur Simons (2–0) and lost to George Webb Medley (1½–2½) at London 1849 (Ries' Divan, Henry Thomas Buckle won),[5] and lost a match to Marmaduke Wyvill (0–2) at the London 1851 chess tournament (Adolf Anderssen won).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 256, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6 
  2. ^ Frederic Boase Modern English Biography: I-Q 1897 Page 1531 "LOWE, Edward, b. Prague, Bohemia 1794 J emigrated to England about 1830; played a match with H. Staunton 1848; one of the first class chess players of his time; kept a lodging house at 14 Surrey st. Strand 1851-8, kept a private hotel there 1858-64, kept Royal Surrey hotel 14 and 15 Surrey st. 1864 to death, d. 14 Surrey st. Strand, London 24 Feb. 1880. The Figaro 10 March 1880 f. 14; The Chess-Monthly, April 1880/). ..."
  3. ^ Edo Ratings, Lowe, E
  4. ^ Lawson, p. 94
  5. ^ London
  6. ^ London

Sources[edit]

  • Lawson, David (1976). Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess. David McKay, 1976. ISBN 978-0-679-13044-4.

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