Evans, William D.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1828  11  2330 (166) 3
1829  12  2332 (165) 0
1830  13  2333 (165) 0
1831  13  2335 (164) 0
1832  13  2336 (163) 0
1833  14  2338 (162) 0
1834  14  2339 (161) 0
1835  14  2340 (160) 0
1836  13  2342 (159) 0
1837  15  2343 (158) 0
1838  17  2345 (156) 0
1839  20  2346 (155) 0
1840  19  2348 (153) 0
1841  20  2349 (151) 0
1842  26  2351 (150) 0
1843  28  2352 (147) 1
1844  29  2346 (149) 0
1845  34  2339 (150) 0
1846  40  2332 (151) 0
1847  39  2325 (152) 0
1848  38  2319 (153) 0
1849  51  2312 (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
   [BLL], 6 Apr. 1872, page 4
   [BLL], 10 Aug. 1872, page 3
   [BLL], 26 Oct. 1872, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 4, May 1843, page 147
   [Era], vol. 34, 11 Aug. 1872, page 4, 14
   [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: 30 Sept. 2018