Coburn, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  73  2329 (69) 1
1873  60  2355 (56) 23
1874  84  2308 (60) 8
1875  108  2278 (68) 4
1876  108  2261 (78) 0
1877  110  2244 (86) 0
1878  126  2227 (93) 0
1879  145  2211 (98) 0
1880  174  2194 (103) 0
1881  211  2177 (107) 0
1882  236  2160 (110) 0
1883  280  2143 (113) 0
1884  322  2127 (115) 0
1885  345  2110 (117) 0
1886  364  2093 (119) 0
1887  396  2076 (120) 0
1888  421  2059 (120) 0
1889  444  2042 (121) 0
1890  494  2026 (121) 0
1891  538  2009 (121) 0
1892  601  1992 (120) 0
1893  639  1975 (119) 0
1894  671  1958 (118) 1
1895  683  1950 (118) 0
1896  678  1942 (118) 0
1897  693  1933 (118) 1
1898  707  1927 (119) 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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 213, 216
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 126
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 16, no. 6, June 1896, page 230
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 163
   [CML], vol. 4, no. 4, Dec. 1882, page 98
   [Fld], 4 Jan. 1873
   [Fld], 8 Feb. 1873
   [Fld], 18 July 1874
   [Fld], 17 Oct. 1874
   [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 (4)     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 1874 (5)     City of London Club Tournament     14  /  18
London, England 1875 (7)     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: 3 Apr. 2022