Slous, Frederick


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  31  2375 (57) 43

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Slous, Frederick Lokes  
   Also known as: Selous
Born: 1802
Died: 16 July 1892
 
Notes:
The only result I have for Slous is a series of games played against Harrwitz in 1847, but he had then been inactive for years, and this result probably does not reflect his strength in the 1830s. Staunton says (Chess Player's Chronicle, 1848, v.9, p.327) that Slous started poorly in this series of games against Harrwitz but gradually regained his playing strength and won more games towards the end of the series. According to Le Palamède (1844, new series v.4, p.235), Slous had then (in 1844) been in retirement for four years, for reasons of health. Murray (British Chess Magazine, May 1906, p.192) gives his year of birth as 1801; Gaige gives year of birth as 1802. The Era of 20 Jul. 1862 (p.5) has 'F.J. Slous', corrected in the 27 Jul. 1862 issue (p.5). The British Chess Magazine of Sept. 1892 (p.395) has 'Frederick Loke Slous'.
 
References
Books
   Bird, Chess History and Reminiscences, page 8
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38, 530
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 201, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 395
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 27, 325
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Murray, History of Chess, page 885
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 32, 219
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 15, 16, 59
   Walker, Chess Studies, page xi
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 142
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 12, Sep. 1892, page 395
   [BCM], May 1906, page 192
   [BLL], 17 Apr. 1836, page 2
   [BLL], 9 May 1841, page 3
   [BLL], 7 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 13 Jan. 1850, page 4
   [BLL], 23 Feb. 1862, page 1
   [BLL], 5 Mar. 1870, page 7
   [CPC], vol. 5, Sep. 1844, page 274
   [CPC], vol. 7, Dec. 1846, page 362
   [CPC], vol. 8, 6 Feb. 1847, page 41
   [CPC], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 97
   [CPM], vol. 2, July 1864, page 217
   [Era], vol. 3, 18 Apr. 1841, page 11
   [Era], vol. 23, 7 Oct. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 27 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 26, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [Era], vol. 27, 28 May 1865, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 11, 4 Sep. 1847, page 155
   [LiM], vol. 40, 13 Dec. 1850, page 802
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 July 1836, page 188
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 Sep. 1836, page 227
   [Pal], vol. 4, 15 May 1844, page 235
   [Sph], vol. 2, 1 June 1866, page 28
Web
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

Harrwitz, D. - Slous, F.L. 1847         (c)     30   -   13


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017