Davidson, Harry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  38  2418 (50) 17
1876  27  2459 (44) 30
1877  31  2453 (57) 0
1878  31  2447 (65) 0
1879  34  2441 (68) 0
1880  39  2435 (69) 7
1881  50  2426 (74) 0
1882  54  2417 (77) 0
1883  59  2408 (78) 2
1884  76  2393 (81) 0
1885  83  2377 (82) 0
1886  93  2362 (82) 0
1887  103  2347 (81) 2
1888  108  2340 (82) 2
1889  108  2333 (86) 0
1890  120  2325 (88) 0
1891  126  2318 (89) 0
1892  140  2310 (88) 0
1893  150  2303 (87) 0
1894  157  2295 (84) 0
1895  170  2288 (80) 4
1896  159  2293 (82) 1
1897  144  2296 (84) 1
1898  149  2298 (87) 0
1899  152  2300 (90) 1
1900  145  2303 (93) 0
1901  148  2306 (96) 0
1902  142  2309 (98) 0
1903  148  2312 (99) 0
1904  153  2315 (100) 1
1905  163  2309 (102) 2

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 1887 (3)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Richardson, P.     0.5 - 1.5    
New York 1888 (3)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 1)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (4)     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.L.     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 1904 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Robinson, D.S.     1 - 0    
New York and Chicago 1905 (1)     Manhattan Club - Chicago Club Telegraph Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Uedemann, L.     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: 2 Oct. 2022