Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  128  2228 (96) 2
1882  134  2235 (90) 4
1883  158  2230 (89) 0
1884  173  2225 (86) 0
1885  183  2220 (82) 1
1886  180  2225 (78) 0
1887  181  2231 (73) 1
1888  167  2244 (68) 1
1889  163  2266 (61) 9
1890  179  2255 (66) 1
1891  199  2237 (69) 0
1892  220  2219 (69) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Block, Theodore  
Born: 1853
Died: 7 June 1909
 
Notes:
The year of birth is approximate. According to Gerard Killoran, the 1881 census says he was aged 28, so he was born in 1852 or 1853. Gaige gives date of deat as 7-06-1901, but Killoran gives clear evidence from news reports that he committed suicide on 7-06-1909.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 42
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 202
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 5, Feb. 1885, page 68
   [CML], vol. 2, Apr. 1881, page 226
   [ILN], vol. 71, 14 July 1877, page 47
   [ILN], vol. 71, 10 Nov. 1877, page 462
   [ILN], vol. 71, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
   [ILN], vol. 71, 8 Dec. 1877, page 558
   [ILN], vol. 72, 23 Mar. 1878, page 279
Web
   Killoran, Gerard.  [The Block Brothers]

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

Block, T. - Loman, R.J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Jacobs, H.L. - Block, T. 1889         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Smith, S.F. - Block, T. 1892         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Puller, C.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London 1882 (2)     City of London Club 3rd Class - 4th Class Match    
  Block, T. - Laws, B.G.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1882 (8)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Block, T. - Foster, J. (1)     0 - 1          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
  Block, T. - Ridpath, J.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
  Block, T. - Down, M.J.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Skipworth, A.B.     0 - 1    
London 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Gattie, W.M.     0 - 1    
London 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1    
London 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Lambert, C.J.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016