Williams, Elijah




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  33  2319 (74) 11
1845  33  2337 (64) 4
1846  29  2369 (55) 20
1847  23  2399 (57) 0
1848  18  2428 (52) 36
1849  20  2453 (52) 2
1850  14  2501 (47) 38
1851  12  2511 (39) 49
1852  12  2495 (41) 37
1853  14  2474 (50) 17

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Williams, Elijah  
Born: 7 Nov. 1809
Died: 8 Sep. 1854
 
Notes:
Golombek gives birth year 1810. So do Hooper and Whyld (1st ed.), but correct it to 1809 in their 2nd edition. Gaige gives birth date 07-11-1809. Burt (The Bristol Chess Club) says Williams played against the Turk in 1819 or 1820, but this seems unlikely and is attributed to P.U. Williams by Standage (The Turk). Burt says died in 1855. Winter says died in 1854. Gaige says died 08-09-1854.
 
References
Books
   Burt, Bristol Chess Club, page 1, 23
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 99
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 465
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 343
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 378
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 448
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 90
Periodicals
   [BLL], 17 May 1840, page 2
   [BLL], 16 Feb. 1845, page 2
   [BLL], 17 Sep. 1854, page 8
   [BLL], 24 Sep. 1854, page 8
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Jan. 1857, page 28
   [CPC], vol. 2, 25 Dec. 1841, page 134
   [CPC], vol. 6, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPC], vol. 2, Oct. 1854, page 322
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1856, page 125
   [Era], vol. 16, 17 Sep. 1854, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 25, 23 Sep. 1854, page 286
   [NCG], 7 Nov. 1840
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 204
   [RiS], vol. 1, Aug. 1859, page 119
Web
   Burt, John.  [The Bristol Chess Club]
   Dunn, Carl.  [Ceremonies of the Horsemen 1(2): Elijah Williams of Bristol & London]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part One], page 3
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part Two], page 1
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3764. Elijah Williams]

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

Daniels (1) - Williams, E. (1) 1844         (f)     7   -   4
Staunton, H. - Williams, E. (1) 1845         (f)     3.5   -   0.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Harrwitz, D. - Williams, E. (1) 1846         (f)     4   -   1
Williams, E. (1) - Kennedy, H.A. 1846 (1)         (f)     4   -   2
Williams, E. (1) - Kennedy, H.A. 1846 (2)         (f)     4   -   5
Williams, E. (1) - Kenny, C. 1848         (f)     13.5   -   11.5      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Williams, E. (1) - Hannah, J.W. 1848         (f)     7   -   4
Williams, E. (1) - Buckle, H.T. 1850         (f)     3   -   1
Williams, E. (1) - Brien, R.B. 1850 (1)         (f)     2   -   4      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Williams, E. (1) - Sweet, J.H. 1850         (f)     11   -   10      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of a knight
Williams, E. (1) - Brien, R.B. 1850 (2)         (f)     4   -   3      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Lowenthal, J.J. - Williams, E. (1) 1851         (f)     9   -   7
Staunton, H. - Williams, E. (1) 1851         (f)     6.5   -   4.5
Williams, E. (1) - Mongredien, A. (1) 1852         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Williams, E. (1) - Medley, G.W. 1852         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Williams, E. (1) - Horwitz, B. 1852         (f)     9.5   -   7.5
Harrwitz, D. - Williams, E. (1) 1852         (f)     8.5   -   1.5
Harrwitz, D. - Williams, E. (1) 1853         (f)     8.5   -   3.5
Williams, E. (1) - Kipping, J.S. 1853         (c)     3   -   2

Tournament data

London 1849     Ries' Divan tournament    
  Williams, E. (1) - Flower, E.F.     2 - 0    
  Williams, E. (1) - Buckle, H.T.     0 - 2    
London 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Williams, E. (1) - Lowenthal, J.J.     2 - 1    
  Williams, E. (1) - Mucklow, J.     4 - 0    
  Williams, E. (1) - Wyvill, M.     3 - 4    
  Williams, E. (1) - Staunton, H.     4.5 - 3.5    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017