Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  12  2513 (74) 6
1879  14  2499 (68) 0
1880  16  2485 (60) 0
1881  26  2471 (46) 23
1882  32  2462 (47) 0
1883  40  2454 (36) 42
1884  20  2520 (40) 8
1885  2582 (33) 43
1886  2594 (32) 39
1887  2591 (29) 61
1888  2614 (32) 44
1889  2572 (25) 107
1890  12  2552 (32) 42
1891  13  2528 (38) 26
1892  31  2487 (46) 8
1893  37  2476 (52) 0
1894  40  2466 (52) 0
1895  40  2456 (45) 21
1896  44  2437 (54) 1
1897  44  2447 (59) 0
1898  38  2457 (59) 0
1899  30  2466 (55) 0
1900  27  2476 (45) 12
1901  32  2466 (38) 18
1902  40  2447 (33) 40
1903  65  2399 (37) 18
1904  56  2426 (35) 43
1905  65  2414 (50) 0
1906  65  2403 (56) 0
1907  74  2391 (56) 0
1908  85  2379 (51) 11
1909  94  2375 (55) 0
1910  94  2371 (53) 1
1911  94  2376 (47) 19
1912  108  2366 (53) 0
1913  101  2356 (52) 2
1914  103  2348 (48) 28
1915  115  2329 (62) 0
1916  142  2309 (71) 0
1917  171  2290 (79) 0
1918  192  2271 (84) 0
1919  222  2252 (88) 0
1920  276  2232 (90) 0
1921  314  2213 (92) 0
1922  345  2194 (92) 0
1923  401  2175 (92) 0
1924  469  2155 (90) 0
1925  464  2136 (87) 0
1926  487  2117 (84) 0
1927  479  2098 (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