Potter, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  2602 (68) 1
1871  2621 (53) 21
1872  2588 (53) 5
1873  2564 (51) 14
1874  2577 (49) 6
1875  2599 (41) 37
1876  2588 (45) 14
1877  2577 (52) 0
1878  2567 (51) 11
1879  2557 (47) 42
1880  11  2554 (58) 5
1881  12  2551 (68) 3
1882  13  2530 (78) 0
1883  23  2508 (87) 0
1884  30  2487 (94) 0
1885  36  2466 (100) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Potter, William Norwood  
Born: 27 Aug. 1840
Died: 13 Mar. 1895
 
Notes:
Golombek gives birth date 17-08-1840. Gaige gives birth date 27-08-1840. Forster gives year of death as 1895 (p.59) but then says he died in 1896 (p.502). Gaige and Sergeant give date of death as 13-03-1895.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 91
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 59, 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 338
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 246
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 170
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 94, 123, 579
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 263
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 52, 130, 143, 227
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 64
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 53, 19 Sep. 1868, page 283
Web
   Forster, Richard.  [Late Knight No. 26: More About Potter]
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 5
   Loy, Jim.  [The King Hunt]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4554. Diggle on Potter]

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

Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   4.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   1.5
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (3)         (f)     2.5   -   1.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Zukertort, J.H. - Potter, W.N. 1875         (f)     8   -   6
Potter, W.N. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1875 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   0.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Potter, W.N. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1875 (2)         (f)     3.5   -   1.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Hirschfeld, P.M. 1878         (c)     1   -   0
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (1)         (f)     4   -   1      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (2)         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (1)         (f)     4   -   6      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Mason, Ja. - Potter, W.N. 1879         (f)     10.5   -   10.5
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1880         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

London, England 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Belaieff, A.P.     1 - 0    
London, England 1871 (2)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 2    
  Potter, W.N. - Shedlock, J.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a rook
  Potter, W.N. - Beardsell, T.J.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Godfrey     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Blackburne, J.H.     3 - 2    
London, England 1871 (4)     City of London Club Handicap - Final Pool     6  /  9
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Medley, G.W.     1 - 0    
London, England 1872 (1)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1 - 0    
  Potter, W.N. - Down, H.F.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 2    
London, England 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Maas, A.J.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Osborne (1)     0 - 2          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Cooper (1)     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1875 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Herbage     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of two pieces
  Potter, W.N. - Frankenstein, E.N.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
  Potter, W.N. - Botterill     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Vyse, W.E.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Stow, A.T.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Maas, A.J.     1.5 - 2.5          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     8  /  12
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Beardsell, T.J.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1879 (1)     Lowenthal Tourney, 1st Class     0.5  /  1
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Owen, J.     2 - 0    
London, England 1881 (3)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Hunnex, J.R.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020