de Soyres, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  156  2180 (64) 4
1872  133  2219 (52) 7
1873  132  2221 (43) 21
1874  132  2225 (40) 23
1875  153  2200 (40) 28
1876  157  2193 (45) 14
1877  180  2157 (48) 9
1878  192  2145 (52) 10
1879  167  2185 (56) 0
1880  133  2224 (54) 10
1881  171  2208 (61) 0
1882  196  2192 (64) 0
1883  233  2176 (63) 0
1884  271  2160 (58) 0
1885  303  2144 (49) 26
1886  299  2141 (62) 0
1887  315  2138 (71) 0
1888  311  2135 (77) 0
1889  312  2132 (81) 0
1890  342  2129 (84) 0
1891  357  2126 (85) 0
1892  378  2123 (86) 0
1893  376  2119 (85) 0
1894  388  2116 (82) 4
1895  403  2112 (87) 0
1896  401  2107 (90) 0
1897  416  2102 (92) 0
1898  437  2098 (93) 0
1899  448  2093 (93) 0
1900  475  2088 (92) 0
1901  502  2083 (90) 0
1902  530  2079 (88) 0
1903  533  2074 (84) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: de Soyres, John  
   Also known as: Rev. John de Soyres
Born: 26 Apr. 1849
Died: 3 Feb. 1905
 
Notes:
Gaige has date of birth as 26-04-1849; Saunders has date of birth as 26-04-1847. Forster and Harding (in Steinitz in London) have birth year 1849.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 80, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 91, 400
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 147
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 216, 235
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 150
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 202, 292, 344
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 9, Oct. 1874, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 57
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1753, 28 Apr. 1872, page 2
   [Fld], 10 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874
   [IJ], no. 7161, 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1662, 29 July 1871, page 99
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1682, 9 Dec. 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1701, 13 Apr. 1872, page 363
   [NSC], 20 May 1888
   [NYC], 3 Oct. 1874
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: John de Soyres]
   Harding, Tim.  [Another Blast from the Postal Past], page 11
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match], page 7
   Saunders, John.  [Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Match: Pen Pictures of Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Boston (Inghilterra) 1880]

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

Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (1)         (c)     1   -   1
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (2)         (c)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (3)         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (4)         (c)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of a knight
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (1)         (f)     3   -   0
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (2)         (f)     2   -   1      Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (3)         (f)     2   -   1      Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (4)         (f)     1   -   2      Burn, A. gave odds of a knight
Wayte, W. - de Soyres, J. 1875         (f)     5   -   3      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
de Soyres, J. - Wayte, W. 1880         (f)     3   -   1
de Soyres, J. - Barry, G. (1) 1894         (c)     2   -   1
de Soyres, J. - Short, R. 1894         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Wiesbaden 1871 (1)     Wiesbaden Tournament, Section I     0  /  4
London, England 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Shedlock, J.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a rook
  de Soyres, J. - Lovelock, J.F.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a rook
  de Soyres, J. - Down, H.F.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  de Soyres, J. - Fenton, R.H.F.     2 - 1    
London, England 1873 (1)     1st Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  de Soyres, J. - Parratt, W.     0 - 2    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  de Soyres, J. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Lambert, C.J.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     2  /  9
Ipswich, Suffolk 1873 (1)     East Anglian Chess Tournament - Class I     5  /  7
London, England 1874 (3)     2nd Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  de Soyres, J. - Parratt, W.     2 - 1    
London, England 1874 (4)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Eschwege, H.     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Mayow     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Skipworth, A.B.     1 - 0          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Newham, W.L.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Burn, A.     0.5 - 1.5          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1875 (7)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Andrade, N.     2 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a knight
  de Soyres, J. - Grady     3 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  de Soyres, J. - Kunwald, E.     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     13  /  15
Louth 1877 (1)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5.5  /  9      odds player in pawn and move class
London, England 1878 (4)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     5.5  /  8
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  de Soyres, J. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Gumpel, C.G.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     4  /  6
London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     2  /  5
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     4  /  6
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     4  /  15
Hilversum 1903     3rd Netherland Chess Federation International Tournament     2  /  9


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022