Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  72  2277 (96) 3
1870  65  2299 (92) 0
1871  56  2322 (87) 5
1872  63  2319 (90) 1
1873  68  2308 (95) 0
1874  70  2297 (98) 0
1875  83  2286 (101) 1
1876  80  2282 (103) 0
1877  83  2277 (106) 0
1878  83  2273 (107) 0
1879  88  2269 (108) 0
1880  100  2265 (109) 0
1881  114  2260 (109) 0
1882  126  2256 (108) 0
1883  146  2252 (107) 0
1884  160  2247 (105) 0
1885  175  2243 (103) 0
1886  178  2239 (100) 0
1887  183  2234 (97) 0
1888  183  2230 (92) 0
1889  192  2226 (86) 0
1890  202  2221 (79) 10
1891  206  2235 (81) 0
1892  191  2248 (81) 0
1893  182  2261 (80) 6
1894  186  2254 (84) 0
1895  197  2246 (86) 0
1896  199  2238 (87) 4
1897  208  2228 (92) 0
1898  226  2219 (96) 0
1899  245  2210 (99) 0
1900  246  2200 (101) 0
1901  267  2191 (102) 0
1902  293  2181 (103) 0
1903  320  2172 (103) 0
1904  353  2163 (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
   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: 30 Sept. 2018