Vethake, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  14  2381 (134) 3
1838  14  2381 (133) 0
1839  17  2381 (132) 0
1840  16  2382 (131) 0
1841  17  2382 (129) 0
1842  20  2382 (128) 0
1843  23  2382 (126) 0
1844  22  2382 (123) 0
1845  27  2383 (120) 0
1846  28  2383 (117) 0
1847  29  2383 (113) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Vethake, William Henry  
   Also known as: Professor Henry Vethake
Born: 26 May 1791
Died: 16 Dec. 1866
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth year 1792. The Penn Biographies web site gives birth year 1790. The Encyclopedia Dickinsonia gives birth date 26-05-1791. Allen (in Fiske) says he started his chess career at age 9 and 'during his boyhood he played frequently in New York society as a Chess prodigy'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 59, 70, 352
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 445
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 54
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 23
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 31, 5 Sep. 1857, page 250
   [ILN], vol. 31, 21 Nov. 1857, page 518
   [NYC], 2 Feb. 1867
   [TFF], 5 Jan. 1867
Web
   [Henry Vethake]
   [Penn Biographies: Henry Vethake]

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

Vethake, W.H. - Livingston, J.R. 1811         (c)     1   -   0
Schlumberger, W. - Vethake, W.H. 1837         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Vethake, W.H. - Vezin, C. 1847         (c)     5   -   2


Player information updated: 25 Mar. 2017