Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  24  2461 (80) 2
1879  25  2458 (72) 0
1880  27  2456 (62) 0
1881  33  2454 (48) 22
1882  39  2451 (47) 0
1883  45  2448 (37) 42
1884  21  2516 (41) 8
1885  2580 (33) 43
1886  2593 (32) 39
1887  2590 (29) 61
1888  2618 (32) 44
1889  2583 (26) 105
1890  10  2561 (33) 42
1891  12  2534 (39) 26
1892  30  2491 (46) 8
1893  36  2479 (53) 0
1894  40  2468 (52) 0
1895  40  2456 (45) 21
1896  41  2437 (55) 1
1897  43  2447 (59) 0
1898  37  2456 (60) 0
1899  28  2466 (55) 0
1900  25  2475 (45) 12
1901  29  2464 (39) 18
1902  38  2445 (33) 40
1903  63  2397 (37) 18
1904  54  2423 (36) 43
1905  61  2412 (50) 0
1906  64  2401 (56) 0
1907  69  2390 (56) 0
1908  78  2379 (51) 11
1909  88  2376 (55) 0
1910  89  2373 (54) 1
1911  86  2380 (47) 19
1912  87  2374 (53) 0
1913  85  2368 (53) 2
1914  75  2365 (50) 28

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur  
   Also known as: Günzberg
Born: 2 Nov. 1854
Died: 2 May 1930
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 306
   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
   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 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. - 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


Player information updated: 25 Mar. 2017