Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  74  2285 (95) 3
1870  67  2307 (91) 0
1871  58  2328 (86) 5
1872  61  2325 (90) 1
1873  68  2314 (94) 0
1874  69  2303 (98) 0
1875  79  2293 (100) 1
1876  79  2289 (103) 0
1877  80  2285 (105) 0
1878  81  2280 (107) 0
1879  87  2276 (108) 0
1880  99  2272 (109) 0
1881  114  2268 (109) 0
1882  126  2264 (108) 0
1883  140  2260 (107) 0
1884  157  2256 (105) 0
1885  170  2252 (103) 0
1886  174  2248 (100) 0
1887  182  2244 (96) 0
1888  188  2240 (92) 0
1889  194  2236 (86) 0
1890  209  2232 (79) 10
1891  209  2245 (81) 0
1892  192  2259 (81) 0
1893  179  2272 (80) 6
1894  190  2264 (83) 0
1895  203  2256 (86) 0
1896  203  2248 (87) 4
1897  211  2239 (92) 0
1898  228  2230 (95) 0
1899  246  2220 (98) 0
1900  251  2211 (101) 0
1901  269  2201 (102) 0
1902  304  2192 (103) 0
1903  333  2182 (103) 0
1904  370  2173 (103) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walker, William Neish  
Born: 1849
Died: 8 Sep. 1927
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 9-09-1848 and 8-09-1849. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1871 (vol.3, p.188) has 'W.W. Walker' but in the 1 Mar. 1871 issue (vol.3, p.169) has 'W.N. Walker'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 40
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 455
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 173
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 362, 419, 422, 581
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 290
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 54, 30 Jan. 1869, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 58, 13 May 1871, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 58, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 66, 27 Feb. 1875, page 211
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Mar. 1871, page 169
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Apr. 1871, page 188
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Mar. 1872, page 195
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Scottish Championship 1895]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William N Walker]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William Neish Walker]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

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

Rosenthal, S. - Walker, W.N. 1871         (f)     1.5   -   2.5      Rosenthal, S. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     9.5  /  12      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Tait, W.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Eekhout, B.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Walker, W.N. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1893     10th Scottish Championship     5.5  /  6
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Dundee 1904     21st Scottish Championship     3.5  /  5


Player information updated: 5 May 2020