Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  77  2282 (95) 3
1870  71  2303 (91) 0
1871  61  2325 (86) 5
1872  65  2321 (90) 1
1873  71  2311 (94) 0
1874  74  2300 (98) 0
1875  88  2289 (100) 1
1876  84  2285 (103) 0
1877  86  2281 (105) 0
1878  89  2277 (107) 0
1879  93  2273 (108) 0
1880  101  2269 (108) 0
1881  121  2265 (108) 0
1882  131  2261 (108) 0
1883  150  2257 (107) 0
1884  167  2253 (105) 0
1885  178  2249 (103) 0
1886  183  2245 (100) 0
1887  192  2240 (96) 0
1888  196  2236 (92) 0
1889  206  2232 (86) 0
1890  216  2228 (79) 10
1891  218  2242 (81) 0
1892  202  2255 (81) 0
1893  191  2268 (80) 6
1894  199  2260 (83) 0
1895  211  2252 (86) 0
1896  216  2244 (86) 4
1897  220  2234 (91) 0
1898  242  2225 (95) 0
1899  257  2215 (98) 0
1900  264  2205 (101) 0
1901  287  2195 (102) 0
1902  321  2186 (103) 0
1903  343  2176 (103) 0
1904  385  2166 (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