Davidson, Harry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  37  2424 (50) 17
1876  27  2466 (44) 30
1877  29  2461 (57) 0
1878  28  2456 (65) 0
1879  32  2451 (69) 0
1880  35  2446 (70) 7
1881  46  2439 (76) 0
1882  49  2432 (79) 0
1883  56  2424 (80) 2
1884  64  2411 (85) 0
1885  73  2398 (88) 0
1886  85  2385 (90) 0
1887  94  2372 (90) 0
1888  98  2359 (90) 2
1889  101  2348 (92) 0
1890  116  2338 (93) 0
1891  125  2328 (93) 0
1892  141  2317 (92) 0
1893  150  2307 (91) 0
1894  162  2297 (88) 0
1895  178  2287 (84) 4
1896  172  2286 (86) 1
1897  173  2284 (89) 1
1898  185  2279 (94) 0
1899  195  2274 (97) 1
1900  201  2267 (103) 0
1901  209  2261 (108) 0
1902  228  2254 (112) 0
1903  248  2247 (115) 0
1904  274  2240 (119) 0
1905  298  2233 (121) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Davidson, Harry  
Born: 25 Mar. 1858
Died: 11 Aug. 1924
 
Notes:
The Rice Gambit supplement to the 1905 American Chess Bulletin, appearing after the Feb. issue, contains on p.102 a photograph of Harry Davidson (identical to the one on p.335 of the Nov. 1905 issue), but labelled 'H.L. Davidson'. On the same page, which discusses the Davidson Variation of the Rice Gambit, notes that the defining move of the variation is 'favored by Henry F. Davidson'. Both 'H.L.' and 'Henry F.' must therefore refer to Harry Davidson. Hooper and Brandreth give consultation games involving 'Henry F. Davidson', who I take to be Harry Davidson.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 66
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 167
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 85
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 19
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 107
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 165, 402
   Hooper and Brandreth, Unknown Capablanca, page 103
   Morais, The Jews of Philadelphia, page 362
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 11, 12
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 46, 163
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1905, page 102
   [ACB], vol. 2, no. 11, Nov. 1905, page 331, 335
   [HWT], 1 Nov. 1873
   [HWT], 20 Dec. 1873
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1937, 9 Sep. 1876, page 255
   [MCR], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1874, page 19
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 18, June 1875, page 206
   [MDR], 4 Sep. 1874
   [SoT], 3 Jan. 1874
   [SoT], 13 June 1874
   [WR], 25 Dec. 1873
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Philadelphia 1876]
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess in 1924]

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

Delmar, E. (1) - Davidson, H. (1) 1875         (c)     2   -   0
Davidson, H. (1) - Alberoni, E. 1875         (c)     2   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Davidson, H. (1) 1876         (c)     3   -   6
Mackenzie, G.H. - Davidson, H. (1) 1876         (c)     1   -   1
Davidson, H. (1) - Neill, B.M. 1880         (f)     4   -   3

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     35  /  52
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     9  /  16
  Davidson, H. (1) - Elson, J.     1 - 2    
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Elson, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (2)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 1)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (3)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 2)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (2)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Olly, E.N.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (4)     Manhattan - Staten Island Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Litzenberger, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1895 (7)     Manhattan - New York City Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Delmar, E. (1)     0 - 1    
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Morgan, J.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1896 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Robinson, A.K.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia and New York 1897     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Shipley, W.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1899 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Morgan, M.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York and Berlin 1905     New York - Berlin Cable Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Caro, H.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022