Hodges, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  70  2232 (75) 4
1850  66  2253 (69) 2
1851  68  2263 (65) 18
1852  68  2250 (75) 0
1853  77  2236 (83) 8
1854  75  2236 (90) 0
1855  77  2235 (95) 0
1856  88  2235 (100) 0
1857  94  2235 (104) 0
1858  94  2234 (107) 0
1859  97  2234 (109) 0
1860  99  2233 (111) 0
1861  102  2233 (113) 0
1862  95  2232 (114) 0
1863  91  2232 (114) 0
1864  88  2231 (114) 0
1865  87  2231 (114) 0
1866  91  2230 (114) 0
1867  88  2230 (112) 0
1868  93  2229 (111) 0
1869  92  2229 (109) 0
1870  96  2228 (106) 0
1871  90  2228 (103) 0
1872  94  2228 (99) 0
1873  99  2227 (94) 0
1874  97  2227 (89) 0
1875  100  2226 (82) 0
1876  103  2226 (73) 12

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hodges, William  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The New York Clipper of 7 Feb. 1857 has 'Wm. J. Hodges'. The Apr. 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.101), refers to 'W. Hodges, jun.' Could this be the son of the W. Hodges who was involved in the Reading and Berkshire Club from as early as 1849, or was that W. Hodges already the 'junior'?
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 226
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 961
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 76
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 3, Apr. 1853, page 271
   [CPC], vol. 10, Sep. 1849, page 272
   [CPC], vol. 11, Feb. 1850, page 55
   [CPC], vol. 11, Dec. 1850, page 369
   [CPC], vol. 13, Mar. 1852, page 92
   [CPC], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 103, 123
   [CPC], vol. 2, Nov. 1854, page 355
   [CPC], vol. 3, Jan. 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, Apr. 1861, page 101
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 383
   [Era], vol. 21, 1859, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 18, 1 Feb. 1851, page 75
   [ILN], vol. 18, 8 Mar. 1851, page 196
   [ILN], vol. 26, 7 Apr. 1855, page 323
   [NYC], 7 Feb. 1857
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London Provincial 1851]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7
   [William Hodges]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Hodges, W. 1849         (c)     3   -   1      Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Staunton, H. - Hodges, W. 1850         (c)     0.5   -   1.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of a knight
Horwitz, B. - Hodges, W. 1851         (f)     4   -   2      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Hodges, W. - Kentish, J. 1853         (f)     6   -   2

Tournament data

London 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Hodges, W. - Wellman, G.F.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Hodges, W. - Ranken, C.E.     1.5 - 2.5    
  Hodges, W. - Brien, R.B.     2.5 - 1.5    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     6  /  12


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2017