Coburn, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  59  2339 (72) 1
1873  54  2366 (61) 23
1874  66  2326 (68) 4
1875  86  2290 (76) 4
1876  90  2273 (85) 0
1877  95  2255 (92) 0
1878  104  2238 (97) 0
1879  121  2220 (102) 0
1880  152  2203 (106) 0
1881  193  2186 (110) 0
1882  226  2168 (113) 0
1883  268  2151 (115) 0
1884  301  2133 (117) 0
1885  320  2116 (119) 0
1886  332  2099 (120) 0
1887  365  2081 (121) 0
1888  386  2064 (122) 0
1889  415  2046 (122) 0
1890  447  2029 (122) 0
1891  494  2012 (122) 0
1892  541  1994 (121) 0
1893  584  1977 (120) 0
1894  616  1960 (119) 1
1895  607  1951 (119) 0
1896  608  1942 (119) 0
1897  614  1932 (119) 1
1898  617  1926 (120) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Coburn, Henry I.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Chess Monthly of Dec. 1882 (p.98), the Daily News of 22 Oct. 1894 (p.3), the Field of 27 Oct. 1894 (p.660), the British Chess Magazine of June 1896 (p.230), and the Sunday Times of 10 May 1896 (p.8) have 'H.J. Coburn'. It seems likely that this is the 'Coburn' who played at the City of London Club in the early 1870s. Listed variously as 'Colburn', 'Coburn' and 'Coborn' in Land and Water in 1873, and 'Coburn' in the Field in 1873. Could this be the 'H. Colborne' who was playing in Hastings in 1883 or 1884?
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 957
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 93, 573
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 126
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 16, no. 6, June 1896, page 230
   [CML], vol. 4, no. 4, Dec. 1882, page 98
   [Fld], 4 Jan. 1873
   [Fld], 8 Feb. 1873
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1785, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1800, 21 Feb. 1874, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1821, 18 July 1874, page 67
   [LW], 8 Mar. 1873
   [LW], 29 Mar. 1873
   [LW], 1 Nov. 1873
   [LW], 8 Nov. 1873
   [ST], no. 3814, 10 May 1896, page 8
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]

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

Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   4.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Coburn, H.I. - Ballard, W.R. 1873         (f)     5   -   4
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   1.5
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (3)         (f)     2.5   -   1.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

London, England 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Brown (4)     1 - 0          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Coburn, H.I. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Ingold     2 - 0          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of a knight
  Coburn, H.I. - Bussy, B.F.     0 - 2          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1875 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Norman, A.     2 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Coburn, H.I. - Eschwege, H.     0 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1894 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Ward-Higgs, W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Root, T.     1 - 0    
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Howell, P.     0 - 1    
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Carson, H.A.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Heppell, J.T.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 27 Apr. 2021