Martin, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  282  1970 (67) 3
1872  273  1980 (53) 23
1873  267  2003 (49) 11
1874  275  1991 (47) 15
1875  287  1989 (46) 13
1876  282  2012 (46) 19
1877  254  2037 (46) 11
1878  249  2050 (46) 29

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Martin, William  
   Also known as: Major William Martin
Born: 23 Dec. 1807
Died: 16 Mar. 1888
 
Notes:
Spinrad has a Martin in 1853 and 1856. Is this William Martin? The Era of 13 Oct. 1872 (p.2) has 'Major Marten'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 102, 964
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 271
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 213
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 209
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 242
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1872, page 11
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1872, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Apr. 1871, page 251
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 281, 284
   [Era], vol. 34, 3 Dec. 1871, page 4
   [Era], vol. 35, 13 Oct. 1872, page 2
   [ILN], vol. 63, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 71, 11 Aug. 1877, page 143
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [Steinitz Quotes]

Tournament data

Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Wood, John (2)     1 - 0    
Wolverhampton 1871     Wolverhampton and Stourbridge Clubs - Birmingham Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Moore, S. (1)     0 - 2    
London 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     0.5  /  8
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  12
London 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Martin, Wi. - Tennant, A.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Bristol 1873 (1)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Martin, Wi. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     3  /  9
London 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Lovelock, J.F.     0 - 2          Martin, Wi. gave odds of a rook
  Martin, Wi. - Rabbeth, J.E.     0.5 - 1.5          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     3  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Madders, J.M.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Walker, W.N.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     0.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0          Martin, Wi. gave odds of a pawn for the move
London 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     0  /  5
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     2.5  /  12
London 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Marett, C.     0.5 - 1.5    
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     3.5  /  11
London 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     3.5  /  14
London 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     5  /  11
London 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
  Martin, Wi. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Martin, Wi. - Gumpel, C.G.     1 - 0          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Martin, Wi. - Minchin, C.C.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018