Blackburne, Joseph




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  41  2408 (51) 14
1862  37  2412 (40) 46
1863  34  2415 (49) 10
1864  28  2435 (57) 0
1865  20  2455 (60) 0
1866  16  2475 (59) 1
1867  16  2501 (54) 9
1868  11  2533 (53) 0
1869  10  2565 (44) 18
1870  2574 (40) 27
1871  2577 (43) 14
1872  2575 (42) 17
1873  2619 (40) 32
1874  2621 (49) 0
1875  2622 (50) 3
1876  2617 (45) 19
1877  2603 (45) 9
1878  2609 (40) 22
1879  2594 (40) 17
1880  2602 (39) 15
1881  2610 (33) 49
1882  2601 (32) 41
1883  2622 (31) 57
1884  2621 (39) 8
1885  2637 (35) 36
1886  2633 (35) 29
1887  2599 (29) 60
1888  2581 (32) 36
1889  12  2554 (28) 68
1890  14  2541 (33) 33
1891  12  2539 (38) 16
1892  2544 (33) 43
1893  10  2545 (41) 5
1894  10  2552 (38) 16
1895  12  2546 (35) 30
1896  14  2555 (36) 19
1897  13  2552 (35) 25
1898  15  2538 (32) 38
1899  12  2545 (35) 28
1900  18  2506 (40) 13
1901  24  2483 (42) 15
1902  31  2473 (49) 0
1903  35  2463 (47) 1
1904  30  2477 (37) 28
1905  32  2474 (32) 37
1906  32  2472 (31) 40
1907  41  2451 (32) 40
1908  58  2416 (39) 12
1909  68  2402 (42) 11
1910  80  2388 (43) 12
1911  98  2369 (45) 11
1912  90  2382 (50) 0
1913  73  2395 (46) 11
1914  63  2404 (47) 22
1915  75  2369 (59) 0
1916  108  2334 (66) 0
1917  155  2300 (70) 0
1918  197  2265 (71) 0
1919  252  2230 (70) 8

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Blackburne, Joseph Henry  
   Also known as: P.S.; R.S.
Born: 10 Dec. 1841
Died: 1 Sep. 1924
 
Notes:
Gaige gives 'P.S.' as pseudonym. Winter cites a letter by Keeble claiming that his pseudonym was initially 'R.S.'. Reichhelm gives birth year 1842. Gaige gives birth date 10-12-1841.
 
References
Books
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 22
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 249, 300
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 75
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 46, 955
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 40
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 30
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 204, 316, 373
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne
   Hilbert, Napier, page 219
   Hindle, Blackburne, Final Years
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 34
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 16
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 118, 194
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 210
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1864, page 274
   [ILN], vol. 40, 25 Jan. 1862, page 101
   [ILN], vol. 40, 15 Feb. 1862, page 180
   [WP], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 123
Web
   Giffen, Glen.  [Blackburne, Joseph Henry]
   Kingston, Taylor and Russell, Hanon.  [Bourzutschky Cruises to Clear First in Holiday Quiz], page 12
   Sarah.  [der Schwarze Tod]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dal 1900 al 1944]
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess in 1924]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4756. Census information]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5109. Blackburne's year of birth]

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

Pindar, E.D. - Blackburne, J.H. 1861 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Pindar, E.D. - Blackburne, J.H. 1861 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   5.5
Paulsen, L. - Blackburne, J.H. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Pindar, E.D. 1862         (f)     5.5   -   5.5
Anderssen (offhand) - Blackburne, J.H. 1862         (c)     1   -   2
Blackburne, J.H. - Burden, F. 1862         (c)     6   -   6
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1863         (f)     8   -   2
Blackburne, J.H. - Beard, W.D. 1866         (c)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1869         (f)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1870         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Blackburne, J.H. 1876         (f)     7   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Beardsell, T.J. 1877         (f)     4.5   -   2.5      Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
Blackburne, J.H. - Zukertort, J.H. 1877         (f)     1   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Blackburne, J.H. 1879 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   5.5
Bird, H.E. - Blackburne, J.H. 1879 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Mason, Ja. - Blackburne, J.H. 1879         (f)     2   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Owen, J. 1881         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1881         (f)     8.5   -   5.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Blackburne, J.H. 1881         (f)     9.5   -   4.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Blackburne, J.H. 1882         (f)     2   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Fisher, C.M. 1885         (c)     6   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Burns, A. 1885         (c)     2   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1887         (f)     2.5   -   1.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Zukertort, J.H. 1887         (f)     9   -   5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Blackburne, J.H. 1887         (f)     8   -   5
Blackburne, J.H. - Mackenzie, G.H. 1888         (f)     2.5   -   0.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Bird, H.E. 1888         (f)     4   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Priester, A. 1889         (c)     1   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Voigt, H.G. 1889         (c)     0   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - Stark, E.D. 1889         (c)     3   -   2
Blackburne, J.H. - Lee, F.J. 1890         (f)     8.5   -   5.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Golmayo, C.F. 1891         (f)     6   -   4
Blackburne, J.H. - Vazquez, A.C. 1891         (f)     5   -   1
Lasker, Em. - Blackburne, J.H. 1892         (f)     8   -   2
Blackburne, J.H. - von Bardeleben, C.C.A. 1895         (f)     4.5   -   4.5

Tournament data

Manchester 1862 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Wellington, S.     3 - 0    
London, England 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     5  /  14
London, England 1862 (4)     Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Solomons, S.     1 - 2          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     5  /  8
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Neumann, G.R.L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1869 (1)     London Handicap Tournament (British Chess Association?)    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Selfe, H.J.S.     0 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Blackburne, J.H. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 0    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Ide, E.G.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
  Blackburne, J.H. - Franklin, S.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
  Blackburne, J.H. - Green, V.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Smith, T. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Lord, J.     0 - 1    
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     8.5  /  10
  Blackburne, J.H. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 0    
Baden-Baden 1870     Baden-Baden Tournament     10  /  16
London, England 1870 (3)     3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4.5  /  9
London, England 1871 (2)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 2    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Johns (1)     2 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
  Blackburne, J.H. - Keates     2 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Blackburne, J.H. - Manley     2 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
  Blackburne, J.H. - Potter, W.N.     2 - 3    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Ensor, F.S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     3.5  /  8
London, England 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     6  /  9
Vienna 1873     Vienna International Tournament     21.5  /  30
  Blackburne, J.H. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 2    
London, England 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Dawkins     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Bird, H.E.     1 - 0    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Allaire, J.E.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Blackburne, J.H. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a pawn for the move
London, England 1876 (7)     City of London Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0    
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     10  /  11
Paris 1878     Paris International Chess Congress     14.5  /  22
London, England 1879 (1)     Lowenthal Tourney, 1st Class     2  /  4
Wiesbaden 1880 (1)     Wiesbaden Meisterturnier     11  /  15
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Zukertort, J.H.     0 - 1    
Berlin 1881 (1)     2nd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     13  /  15
London, England 1881 (3)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Ridpath, E.     1 - 0          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1882 (8)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Ridpath, J.     2 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a knight
  Blackburne, J.H. - Piper, T.H.J.D.     1.5 - 1.5          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     19.5  /  32
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     23.5  /  39
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     13.5  /  18
London, England 1884 (9)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section A     6  /  8
Hamburg 1885 (6)     4th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     11.5  /  17
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     8  /  10
London, England 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     6.5  /  7
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     8.5  /  12
  Blackburne, J.H. - Burn, A.     1.5 - 0.5    
Belfast 1886 (1)     2nd Irish Chess Association Congress     7  /  8
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     13.5  /  20
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     6.5  /  9
London, England 1888 (4)     British Chess Club Handicap     10.5  /  13
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     10  /  16
New York 1889 (2)     6th American Chess Congress     29.5  /  43
Breslau 1889 (3)     6th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     9  /  17
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     12.5  /  19
London, England 1892 (5)     British Chess Club Invitational Tournament     6  /  8
Dresden 1892 (1)     7th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8  /  16
Belfast 1892 (1)     North of Ireland Congress     5.5  /  9
London, England 1893 (1)     Black and White Tourney     3.5  /  5
Leipzig 1894 (1)     9th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10.5  /  16
Hastings 1895 (7)     Hastings International Congress - Master's Tournament     10.5  /  21
London, England and New York 1896     1st Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     1 - 0    
Nuremberg 1896     Nuremberg Tournament     9  /  18
London, England and New York 1897     2nd Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     0.5 - 0.5    
Berlin 1897 (7)     11th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     11  /  17
London, England 1897 (4)     City of London Club Summer Tournament     5  /  7
London, England and New York 1898     3rd Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     0.5 - 0.5    
Vienna 1898 (3)     Kaiser Jubiläumsturnier     17.5  /  37
London, England and New York 1899 (1)     4th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     1 - 0    
London, England 1899 (3)     London Major Tournament     15.5  /  27
London, England and New York 1900     5th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1900 (1)     City of London Club Invitation Tournament     7.5  /  12
Monte Carlo 1901     Monte Carlo Tournament     7  /  14
London, England and New York 1901     6th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Pillsbury, H.N.     0 - 1    
London, England and New York 1903     8th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Barry, J.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     11  /  16
Hastings 1904 (1)     London League - Three Unions Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Michell, R.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hastings 1904 (3)     1st British Chess Federation Championship     7.5  /  11
Ostend 1905 (1)     Ostend Tournament     10.5  /  26
Southport 1905     2nd British Chess Federation Tournament     6.5  /  11
Ostend 1906 (1)     Ostend Tournament - First Stage, Section A - Section B     5.5  /  9
Ostend 1906 (3)     Ostend Tournament - Second Stage, Section A - Section C     3.5  /  6
Ostend 1906 (14)     Rice Gambit Tournament     7  /  14
Shrewsbury 1906     3rd British Chess Federation Championship     6.5  /  11
London, England and New York 1907     9th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Voigt, H.G.     0.5 - 0.5    
Ostend 1907 (3)     Ostend Master Tournament     14.5  /  28
London, England 1907 (1)     4th British Chess Federation Championship     6.5  /  11
London, England and New York 1908     10th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Hodges, A.B.     0.5 - 0.5    
Tunbridge Wells 1908 (1)     5th British Chess Federation Championship     6  /  11
London, England and New York 1909     11th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Marshall, F.J.     0 - 1    
Scarborough 1909     6th British Chess Federation Championship     6  /  10
London, England and New York 1910     12th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Marshall, F.J.     0 - 1    
Oxford 1910 (1)     7th British Chess Federation Championship     7.5  /  11
Glasgow 1911 (2)     8th British Chess Federation Championship     5.5  /  11
Cheltenham 1913 (1)     10th British Chess Federation Championship     7  /  11
The Hague 1914     England - Netherlands Team Match    
  Blackburne, J.H. - Gans, L.     1 - 1    
Saint Petersburg 1914 (2)     Saint Petersburg Tournament - Preliminary     3.5  /  10
Chester 1914 (1)     11th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     8.5  /  10
London, England 1919 (1)     29th City of London Club Championship     3  /  8


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018