Steinitz, Wilhelm




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  23  2483 (64) 7
1861  18  2509 (54) 2
1862  12  2552 (39) 49
1863  2598 (43) 24
1864  2608 (47) 22
1865  2626 (45) 11
1866  2652 (36) 54
1867  2668 (38) 49
1868  2691 (48) 0
1869  2715 (48) 6
1870  2722 (44) 21
1871  2751 (48) 0
1872  2780 (41) 33
1873  2753 (42) 32
1874  2738 (51) 14
1875  2753 (57) 0
1876  2768 (59) 7
1877  2754 (64) 0
1878  2740 (66) 0
1879  2726 (65) 0
1880  2712 (60) 0
1881  2698 (51) 0
1882  2684 (33) 68
1883  2673 (30) 89
1884  2663 (44) 1
1885  2673 (45) 10
1886  2671 (43) 20
1887  2694 (48) 0
1888  2717 (44) 31
1889  2682 (42) 22
1890  2665 (46) 0
1891  2649 (39) 32
1892  2640 (38) 29
1893  2623 (42) 12
1894  2635 (36) 39
1895  2618 (34) 27
1896  2626 (31) 48
1897  2601 (35) 22
1898  2600 (29) 63
1899  14  2525 (39) 26

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Steinitz, Wilhelm  
   Also known as: William Steinitz; Wolf Steinitz
Born: 14 May 1836
Died: 12 Aug. 1900
 
Notes:
Cornil gives birth date as 14-05-1836; Alberti gives 18-05-1836; Sergeant and Gaige give 17-05-1836; a biography from the Oestereichische Schachzeitung, appearing in the Hartford Weekly Times of 30 Aug. 1873 gives 18-05-1837; Landsberger clarifies the source of the error (Steinitz himself) and confirms that the correct date is 14-05-1836. Harding, in Steinitz in London (p.13) gives a thorough discussion of the sources of the erroneous dates.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 249
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 28
   Féry d'Esclands, Congrès des Échecs 1867, page lxii
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 289, 305
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 96
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 27, 620, 969
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 46
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 406
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 309
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 160, 320, 369
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 183, 411, 580
   Harding, Steinitz in London
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 330
   Landsberger, Steinitz Papers
   Landsberger, William Steinitz, page 3
   Murray, History of Chess, page 889
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 14
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 142
Periodicals
   [HWT], 30 Aug. 1873
   [HWT], 25 Oct. 1873
   [Str], vol. 1, no. 7, 15 July 1867, page 147
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Wilhem Steinitz]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Steinitz, Wilhelm]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Less Hype, More Notes], page 3
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Steinitz, Wilhelm.  [1883 Interview with Steinitz on his Meeting Morphy]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4756. Census information]

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

Steinitz, W. - Jenay, E. 1860         (f)     2   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Lang, A. 1860         (c)     3   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Strauss, R. 1860         (c)     3   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Reiner 1860         (c)     3   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Steinitz, W. 1862         (s)     4   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Dubois, S. 1862         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Paulsen, L. - Steinitz, W. 1862         (c)     0   -   2      Paulsen, L. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Bird, H.E. 1862         (c)     8   -   8
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1863         (f)     8   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Deacon, F.H. 1863         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Steinitz, W. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1863         (c)     7   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Green, V. 1864         (f)     8   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Healey, E. 1864 (1)         (f)     5   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Healey, E. 1864 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   1.5      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Robey, J. 1865         (f)     4   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Wayte, W. 1865         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - de Vere, C.V. 1866         (f)     4   -   8      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Anderssen, K.E.A. 1866         (f)     8   -   6
Steinitz, W. - Bird, H.E. 1866         (f)     9.5   -   7.5
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   1.5      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (2)         (f)     4   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1869         (f)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1870         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Rosenthal, S. - Steinitz, W. 1870         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Zukertort, J.H. 1872         (f)     9   -   3
Paulsen, L. - Steinitz, W. 1873         (c)     3   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Bode, C.H. 1874         (f)     9.5   -   3.5      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1876         (f)     7   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Martinez, D.M. 1882 (1)         (f)     7   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Martinez, D.M. 1882 (2)         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Steinitz, W. - Kaiser, J.A. 1882         (c)     2   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Michaelis, O.E. 1882         (c)     2   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Thompson, D.S. 1882 (1)         (c)     3   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Miller, E.H. 1882         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Thompson, D.S. 1882 (2)         (c)     2   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of the move
Steinitz, W. - Shipley, W.P. 1882         (f)     0.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Labatt, L.L. 1882         (f)     3   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Sellman, A.G. 1882         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Steinitz, W. - Maurian, C.A. 1883         (c)     6.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - McConnell, Ja. (1) 1883         (c)     11.5   -   3.5
Steinitz, W. - Wibray, J. 1883         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Farrar, E.H. 1883         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Mackenzie, G.H. 1883         (f)     4   -   2
Steinitz, W. - Schloestein, R. 1883         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a rook
Steinitz, W. - Delmar, E. (1) 1883         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Teed, F.M. 1883         (c)     0.5   -   1.5
Steinitz, W. - Golmayo, C.F. 1883         (f)     8.5   -   1.5
Steinitz, W. - Martinez, D.M. 1883         (f)     10   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Elson, J. 1883         (c)     2   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Eno, W.F. 1884         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Sellman, A.G. 1885         (f)     3   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Young, F.K. 1885 (1)         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Young, F.K. 1885 (2)         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Paine, W.C. 1885         (c)     2   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Snow, C.B. 1885         (c)     2   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Everett, W. 1885         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Sargent, H. 1885         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Harlow, F.P. 1885         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Worrall, Ms. H.J. 1885         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Zukertort, J.H. 1886         (f)     12.5   -   7.5
Steinitz, W. - Golmayo, C.F. 1888 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Vazquez, A.C. 1888 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Ponce, A. 1888         (c)     2   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Gavilan, A. 1888         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Golmayo, C.F. 1888 (2)         (c)     4   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Vazquez, A.C. 1888 (2)         (c)     2   -   0
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
Steinitz, W. - Judd, Max 1888         (c)     2   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Carvajal, V.M. 1889         (c)     4   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Chigorin, M.I. 1889         (f)     10.5   -   6.5
Steinitz, W. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1891         (f)     10.5   -   8.5
Steinitz, W. - Lipschutz, S. 1891         (c)     12   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Chigorin, M.I. 1892         (f)     12.5   -   10.5
Steinitz, W. - Pillsbury, H.N. 1892         (c)     1   -   2      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Barry, J.F. 1892         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Dresel, E.L. 1892         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Sargent, H. 1892         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Winslow 1892         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Sanford, G.W. 1892         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Robertson, D.C. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Bemrose, J. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Hall, W.A. 1893         (c)     1   -   0      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Short, R. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Barry, P. 1893         (c)     1   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Fleming, R.P. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Robertson, E.A. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Babson, J.N. 1893         (c)     1   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Sanderson, E. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - MacLeod, N.M. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Pope, E. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Chalk, W. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Lasker, Em. - Steinitz, W. 1894         (f)     12   -   7
Steinitz, W. - Ettlinger, A.K. 1894         (f)     10   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Lipschutz, S. 1895         (c)     3.5   -   2.5
Steinitz, W. - Solovtsov, A.V. 1896         (c)     1   -   0
Schiffers, E.S. - Steinitz, W. 1896         (f)     4.5   -   6.5
Lasker, Em. - Steinitz, W. 1897         (f)     12.5   -   4.5
Steinitz, W. - Ettlinger, A.K. 1898         (c)     2   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Showalter, J.W. 1898         (c)     2   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Hymes, E. 1898         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Richardson, P. 1898         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - de Visser, W.M. 1898         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Halpern, J.C. 1898         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Rocamora, S.R. 1898         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Vienna 1861     Vienna Club Tournament    
  Steinitz, W. - Harrwitz, D.     0 - 2    
Vienna 1862     Vienna Free Tournament     30  /  31
London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     7.5  /  14
  Steinitz, W. - Dubois, S.     0 - 1    
Dublin 1865     Dublin Masters Tournament     4.5  /  5
London, England 1866 (2)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Steinitz, W. - de Vere, C.V.     3 - 1    
  Steinitz, W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     2 - 0    
  Steinitz, W. - Mocatta, A.     2.5 - 0.5          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Steinitz, W. - Green, S.J.     2 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Paris 1867 (1)     International Chess Congress - Grand Tournament     17.5  /  22
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     7  /  9
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Steinitz, W. - Keating, W.H.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
  Steinitz, W. - Scott, P.     1.5 - 0.5          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1869 (1)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Steinitz, W. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of the move
  Steinitz, W. - Franklin, W.L.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Steinitz, W. - Haggard, H.D.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
  Steinitz, W. - Mongredien, A. (2)     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
  Steinitz, W. - Wisker, J.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of the move
Baden-Baden 1870     Baden-Baden Tournament     12.5  /  18
London, England 1872 (1)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Steinitz, W. - Lowson, H.     2 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a rook
  Steinitz, W. - Swyer, S.     2 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
  Steinitz, W. - Watson (2)     2 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Steinitz, W. - Potter, W.N.     2 - 0    
  Steinitz, W. - Thomson, R.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Steinitz, W. - Keates     2 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     6  /  6
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Steinitz, W. - Fenton, R.H.F.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Steinitz, W. - Zukertort, J.H.     1 - 2    
Vienna 1873     Vienna International Tournament     20.5  /  25
  Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H.     2 - 0    
London, England 1874 (9)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Steinitz, W. - Huttley, E.J.     1 - 0          Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     22  /  32
  Steinitz, W. - Winawer, S.A.     1 - 1    
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     21.5  /  32
New York 1894 (6)     New York Tournament     8.5  /  10
Hastings 1895 (7)     Hastings International Congress - Master's Tournament     13  /  21
Saint Petersburg 1896     Saint Petersburg Tournament     9.5  /  18
Nuremberg 1896     Nuremberg Tournament     11  /  18
Murray Isle, Thousand Islands 1897 (1)     7th Staats-Zeitung Challenge Cup Tournament     2.5  /  4
  Steinitz, W. - Lipschutz, S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Vienna 1898 (3)     Kaiser Jubiläumsturnier     23.5  /  36
Cologne 1898 (2)     11th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     9.5  /  15
London, England 1899 (3)     London Major Tournament     10.5  /  26


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022