López, Guillermo




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1888  99  2355 (70) 10
1889  94  2362 (69) 8
1890  96  2355 (79) 0
1891  111  2347 (87) 0
1892  121  2339 (94) 0
1893  127  2332 (100) 0
1894  140  2324 (104) 0
1895  145  2316 (109) 0
1896  153  2309 (112) 0
1897  152  2301 (115) 0
1898  168  2294 (118) 0
1899  177  2286 (120) 0
1900  187  2278 (122) 0
1901  196  2271 (124) 0
1902  210  2263 (125) 0
1903  231  2255 (126) 0
1904  262  2248 (127) 0
1905  278  2240 (127) 0
1906  294  2232 (127) 0
1907  322  2225 (127) 0
1908  346  2217 (127) 0
1909  374  2210 (126) 0
1910  383  2202 (125) 0
1911  434  2194 (124) 0
1912  445  2187 (122) 0
1913  448  2179 (120) 0
1914  433  2171 (118) 0
1915  414  2164 (115) 0
1916  432  2156 (112) 0
1917  440  2148 (109) 0
1918  466  2141 (104) 0
1919  482  2133 (100) 0
1920  534  2125 (94) 0
1921  602  2118 (87) 22
1922  592  2112 (85) 17
1923  631  2114 (85) 16

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: López Rovirosa, Guillermo  
   Also known as: Dr. López Rovirosa
Born: 1873
Died:
 
Notes:
The International Chess Magazine of Apr. 1888 (p.79) mentions 'Señor S. Lopez, a boy who is only 14 years of age'. According to information I received from Walter Chan, El Ajedrez Magistral (Vol.3, p.90) has a match result between 'Guillermo López' and Chigorin in Dec. 1889, where Lopez is said to be 16 or 17 years old. This is likely the same boy. El Ajedrez Crítico (1889, p.93) also mentions 'Guillermo López', saying he is 'jóven de 20 años de edad' (a youth of 20 years old). According to the Caissa website, this same Guillermo López Raviros was an octogenerion in 1949, which doesn't quite match the other age estimates. Sánchez (p.42) says that Guillermo López was 15 years old at the time of his match with Chigorin.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 306
   Sánchez, José Raúl Capablanca, page 42
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 20
   Vazquez, El Ajedrez Crítico, page 93
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 261
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 151
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 19, no. 1, Jan. 1922, page 7
   [Mund], vol. 21, 23 Sep. 1921, page 11
   [Mund], vol. 21, 17 Jan. 1922, page 8
Web
   Pardo Cernadas, Eduardo.  [Mujeres de Cuba: Ajedrez femenino]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4910. Steinitz in Havana]
   [1492 - 1890 Orígenes del Ajedrez en Cuba]

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

Steinitz, W. - Lopez, G. 1888 (1)         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a rook
Steinitz, W. - Lopez, G. 1888 (2)         (c)     5   -   4      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Chigorin, M.I. - Lopez, G. 1889         (c)     4   -   4      Chigorin, M.I. gave odds of pawn and move
Mora, Ms. M.T. - Lopez, G. 1922         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Busch, J.A. - Lopez, G. 1922         (f)     5   -   5

Tournament data

Havana 1921 (1)     Bohemia Cup Tournament     14.5  /  18
Havana 1921 (2)     Havana Christmas Tournament     4.5  /  8
Havana 1923 (1)     Copa Bohemia Tournament     10  /  16


Player information updated: 5 May 2020