|Full name||Edward Löwe|
23 September 1794|
|Died||24 February 1880
Löwe was born in Prague and died in London.
Match and tournament results
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. The match against Morphy took place in Lowe's Hotel, which belonged to Löwe.
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), and lost a match to Marmaduke Wyvill (0–2) at the London 1851 chess tournament (Adolf Anderssen won).
- Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 256, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
- 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/). ..."
- Edo Ratings, Lowe, E
- Lawson, p. 94
- Lawson, David (1976). Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess. David McKay, 1976. ISBN 978-0-679-13044-4.
- MacDonnell, George Alcock (1883), Chess Life-Pictures, London, pp. 222–227
- Chess Monthly, 1879–80, p. 255
- Chess Player's Chronicle, 1880, p. 86
- Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1880, pp. 107, 200–201
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