Hosmer, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  34  2423 (56) 18
1871  25  2465 (53) 20
1872  21  2489 (59) 0
1873  18  2513 (60) 0
1874  12  2537 (56) 15
1875  10  2541 (63) 0
1876  2546 (66) 7
1877  10  2522 (76) 0
1878  18  2499 (84) 0
1879  23  2475 (90) 0
1880  30  2451 (95) 0
1881  48  2427 (99) 0
1882  60  2404 (103) 0
1883  76  2380 (106) 0
1884  96  2356 (108) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hosmer, Henry  
Born: 7 Apr. 1837
Died: 1 Jan. 1892
 
Notes:
The Spirit of the Times of 18 Feb. 1871 (also 11 Feb. 1871) has 'J. Hosmer', which must be an error.
 
References
Books
   American Chess Association, Constitution of the American Chess Association, page 15
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 180
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 85, 89
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 38
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 80
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 289, 9 Dec. 1871, page 4
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 299, 21 Dec. 1871, page 2
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1739, 21 Jan. 1872, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1688, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [NYC], 8 June 1867
   [NYC], 16 Nov. 1867
   [NYC], 1 Feb. 1868
   [NYC], 16 July 1870
   [SoT], 18 Feb. 1871
   [SoT], 23 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 15 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1874, page 64
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 5

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

Hosmer, H. - Judd, Max 1870         (c)     2   -   1
Mackenzie, G.H. - Hosmer, H. 1870         (c)     13.5   -   1.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Hosmer, H. 1871         (f)     3   -   1
Hosmer, H. - Mason, Ja. 1874         (c)     3   -   2
Hosmer, H. - Alberoni, E. 1876         (f)     6   -   1
Zukertort, J.H. - Hosmer, H. 1884         (c)     2   -   0

Tournament data

Cleveland 1871 (1)     2nd American Chess Congress - 1st Class Tournament     13  /  18
Chicago 1874     3rd American Chess Congress     8  /  10


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022