Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  12  2512 (74) 6
1879  14  2499 (68) 0
1880  17  2485 (60) 0
1881  26  2471 (46) 23
1882  34  2463 (47) 0
1883  42  2454 (36) 42
1884  20  2520 (40) 8
1885  2582 (33) 43
1886  2594 (32) 39
1887  2592 (29) 61
1888  2619 (32) 44
1889  2583 (25) 105
1890  11  2561 (33) 42
1891  12  2535 (38) 26
1892  30  2492 (46) 8
1893  35  2480 (52) 0
1894  40  2469 (52) 0
1895  40  2458 (45) 21
1896  42  2439 (55) 1
1897  44  2448 (59) 0
1898  38  2458 (60) 0
1899  29  2467 (55) 0
1900  27  2477 (45) 12
1901  31  2466 (38) 18
1902  40  2447 (33) 40
1903  64  2399 (37) 18
1904  56  2425 (35) 43
1905  65  2413 (50) 0
1906  65  2401 (56) 0
1907  73  2390 (56) 0
1908  86  2378 (51) 11
1909  94  2374 (55) 0
1910  94  2369 (53) 1
1911  93  2374 (47) 19
1912  107  2364 (53) 0
1913  101  2353 (52) 2
1914  103  2346 (48) 28
1915  113  2326 (62) 0
1916  138  2307 (71) 0
1917  169  2288 (79) 0
1918  191  2268 (84) 0
1919  220  2249 (88) 0
1920  273  2230 (90) 0
1921  308  2210 (92) 0
1922  338  2191 (92) 0
1923  382  2172 (92) 0
1924  439  2152 (90) 0
1925  420  2133 (88) 0
1926  432  2114 (84) 0
1927  372  2094 (79) 10

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur  
   Also known as: Günzberg
Born: 2 Nov. 1854
Died: 2 May 1930
 
Notes:
Harding (pp.279,378) gives evidence that Gunsberg was born 1-11-1854, but all other sources, including Gunsberg himself, give 2-11-1854.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 306
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 168
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 261
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 81
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 156, 960
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 155
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 134
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 278, 318, 341, 378
   Hilbert, Napier, page 126
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 137
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 162
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 16
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 174, 179
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 97
   Wade, Soviet Chess, page 21
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 70, 5 May 1877, page 431
   [ILN], vol. 71, 29 Dec. 1877, page 631
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The Family Life of Grandmaster Gunsberg]
   Sarah.  [Chess Automatons]
   Sarah.  [Isidor Gunsberg]
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dal 1900 al 1944]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4756. Census information]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5129. Isidor Gunsberg]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5136. An interview with Gunsberg]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5137. Further Gunsberg jottings]

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

Gunsberg, I.A. - Burn, A. 1878         (c)     2   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1881         (f)     8.5   -   5.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Bird, H.E. 1886         (f)     6.5   -   2.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Blackburne, J.H. 1887         (f)     8   -   5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Lee, F.J. 1889         (f)     4   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Mortimer, J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Wilson, W.C. 1889         (c)     1   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1889         (c)     3   -   2
Gunsberg, I.A. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Martinez, C.S. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   1.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Robinson, A.K. 1889         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Bird, H.E. 1889         (f)     3   -   2
Chigorin, M.I. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1890         (f)     11.5   -   11.5
Steinitz, W. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1891         (f)     10.5   -   8.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1891         (c)     2.5   -   2.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Pollock, W.H.K. 1891         (f)     1   -   1
Lasker, Ed. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1913         (f)     1   -   1

Tournament data

London 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Minchin, C.C.     1 - 0    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Coker, J.     1 - 0    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ensor, F.S.     1 - 0    
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 1    
London 1881 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Jackson, H. (2)     1 - 0          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Heywood, G.C.     2.5 - 3.5          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     19  /  24
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     5  /  18
London 1884 (9)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section A     6  /  8
London 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 0    
London 1885 (7)     British Chess Association Tournament     14  /  15
Hamburg 1885 (6)     4th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     12  /  17
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     5.5  /  10
London 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     5  /  7
London 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     8  /  12
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Taubenhaus, J.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1886 (6)     Counties Chess Association - International Masters' Tournament     6  /  9
London 1887 (3)     British Chess Club Handicap     9.5  /  14
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8.5  /  20
London 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     8  /  9
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Burn, A.     2.5 - 2.5    
London 1888 (3)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     14.5  /  15
London 1888 (4)     British Chess Club Handicap     11  /  14
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     13.5  /  16
New York 1889 (2)     6th American Chess Congress     31  /  43
Breslau 1889 (3)     6th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10  /  17
Amsterdam 1889 (2)     Amsterdam International - Meisterturnier     4  /  8
London 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     7.5  /  10
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     11.5  /  19
London 1892 (5)     British Chess Club Invitational Tournament     2.5  /  8
Hastings 1895 (7)     Hastings International Congress - Master's Tournament     9  /  21
London 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London 1900 (1)     City of London Club Invitation Tournament     9  /  12
Monte Carlo 1901     Monte Carlo Tournament     9  /  18
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     12  /  23
Hanover 1902 (1)     13th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     6  /  17
Vienna 1903 (1)     King's Gambit Accepted Tournament     2  /  18
Monte Carlo 1904 (1)     Monte Carlo Tournament     4  /  10
London 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     11  /  16
London 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     10  /  17
Tunbridge Wells 1908 (1)     5th British Chess Federation Championship     6  /  11
Bromley 1910 (1)     Kent Congress Team - Holland Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Leussen, B.     0.5 - 0.5    
San Remo 1911 (1)     San Remo Tournament     5.5  /  10
Tunbridge Wells 1911     Kent and Sussex Counties Chess Association Tournament     6.5  /  9
Dartford 1914 (1)     16th Kent County Chess Association Tournament - Preliminary Section A     4  /  5
Dartford 1914 (4)     16th Kent County Chess Association Tournament - Final A     3  /  3
Saint Petersburg 1914 (2)     Saint Petersburg Tournament - Preliminary     1  /  10
Chester 1914 (1)     11th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     6.5  /  10
Hyeres 1927     Hyères Tournament     3  /  10


Player information updated: 16 Dec. 2018