Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  12  2515 (74) 6
1879  14  2501 (68) 0
1880  14  2487 (60) 0
1881  26  2473 (46) 23
1882  32  2465 (47) 0
1883  40  2457 (36) 42
1884  21  2524 (40) 8
1885  2586 (33) 43
1886  2598 (32) 39
1887  2595 (29) 61
1888  2619 (32) 44
1889  2577 (25) 107
1890  12  2556 (32) 42
1891  13  2533 (38) 26
1892  30  2491 (46) 8
1893  37  2481 (52) 0
1894  40  2471 (52) 0
1895  40  2461 (45) 21
1896  44  2442 (54) 1
1897  44  2452 (59) 0
1898  38  2461 (59) 0
1899  30  2471 (55) 0
1900  27  2480 (45) 12
1901  33  2470 (38) 18
1902  40  2451 (33) 40
1903  69  2403 (37) 18
1904  57  2429 (35) 43
1905  65  2418 (50) 0
1906  66  2407 (56) 0
1907  75  2395 (56) 0
1908  85  2384 (51) 11
1909  93  2380 (55) 0
1910  94  2376 (53) 1
1911  93  2382 (46) 19
1912  109  2371 (53) 0
1913  104  2361 (52) 2
1914  106  2353 (48) 28
1915  119  2334 (62) 0
1916  144  2315 (71) 0
1917  174  2296 (78) 0
1918  193  2276 (84) 0
1919  225  2257 (87) 0
1920  280  2238 (90) 0
1921  318  2218 (92) 0
1922  349  2199 (92) 0
1923  404  2180 (92) 0
1924  468  2161 (90) 0
1925  463  2141 (87) 0
1926  487  2122 (84) 0
1927  479  2103 (78) 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
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 105
   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, 275
   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. - Vazquez, A.C. 1889         (c)     0   -   2
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, England 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, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 1    
London, England 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, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     19  /  24
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     5  /  18
London, England 1884 (9)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section A     6  /  8
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 0    
London, England 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, England 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     5  /  7
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     8  /  12
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Taubenhaus, J.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1886 (7)     Counties Chess Association - International Masters' Tournament     6  /  9
London, England 1887 (3)     British Chess Club Handicap     9.5  /  14
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8.5  /  20
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     8  /  9
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Burn, A.     2.5 - 2.5    
London, England 1888 (3)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     14.5  /  15
London, England 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, England 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     7.5  /  10
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     11.5  /  19
London, England 1892 (5)     British Chess Club Invitational Tournament     2.5  /  8
Hastings 1895 (7)     Hastings International Congress - Master's Tournament     9  /  21
London, England 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 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, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     11  /  16
London, England 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: 15 Jan. 2020