Evans, William D.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1828  11  2335 (166) 3
1829  12  2336 (165) 0
1830  13  2337 (165) 0
1831  13  2339 (164) 0
1832  13  2340 (163) 0
1833  14  2342 (162) 0
1834  14  2343 (161) 0
1835  14  2344 (160) 0
1836  13  2346 (159) 0
1837  16  2347 (158) 0
1838  16  2349 (156) 0
1839  19  2350 (155) 0
1840  18  2352 (153) 0
1841  19  2353 (151) 0
1842  25  2354 (149) 0
1843  29  2356 (147) 1
1844  29  2349 (149) 0
1845  33  2342 (150) 0
1846  37  2336 (151) 0
1847  39  2329 (152) 0
1848  36  2322 (153) 0
1849  50  2315 (153) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Evans, William Davies  
   Also known as: Captain Evans
Born: 27 Jan. 1790
Died: 3 Aug. 1872
 
Notes:
Tim Harding points out that it is not entirely clear whether 27 Jan. 1790 was his birthdate or baptism date. He gives another source suggesting a birthdate of 3 Jan. 1790.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 26, 243
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 111
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 111
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 9, 318, 322, 332, 349
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 107
   Murray, History of Chess, page 880
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 29, 160
   Utterberg, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, page 14
Periodicals
   [BLL], 8 Mar. 1835, page 2
   [BLL], 3 July 1836, page 2
   [BLL], 5 Feb. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 30 Apr. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 27 Aug. 1837, page 4
   [BLL], 7 Mar. 1841, page 2
   [BLL], 6 Mar. 1842, page 4
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1845, page 2
   [BLL], 13 May 1865, page 9
   [CPC], vol. 4, May 1843, page 147
   [ILN], vol. 17, 28 Sep. 1850, page 263
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 Apr. 1842, page 202
   [Reg], vol. 2, Oct. 1850, page 317
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Evans Gambit Reloaded], page 2
   Harding, Tim.  [In the Footsteps of Harold Murray], page 7
   Harding, Tim.  [The Search for Truth in the Evans Gambit (Part 1)], page 1
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part One], page 2
   Thomas, W.R.  [Captain William Evans]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4878. Evans the doffer]

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

Evans, W.D. - McDonnell, A. 1828         (c)     3   -   0      McDonnell, A. gave odds of a knight
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Evans, W.D. 1843         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Evans, W.D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     0.5   -   0.5


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017