Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  480  1900 (103) 4
1876  407  1932 (102) 0
1877  368  1964 (100) 0
1878  348  1995 (98) 0
1879  320  2027 (94) 0
1880  304  2059 (90) 0
1881  304  2091 (85) 2
1882  278  2115 (81) 4
1883  302  2123 (82) 0
1884  317  2131 (81) 0
1885  319  2139 (78) 1
1886  288  2157 (76) 0
1887  273  2175 (72) 1
1888  238  2201 (67) 1
1889  207  2233 (60) 9
1890  226  2225 (64) 1
1891  248  2209 (66) 0
1892  281  2193 (65) 9
1893  294  2184 (74) 0
1894  307  2176 (81) 0
1895  327  2167 (86) 0
1896  335  2158 (90) 0
1897  347  2149 (93) 0
1898  376  2140 (95) 0
1899  404  2131 (96) 0
1900  417  2122 (97) 0
1901  449  2113 (96) 0
1902  489  2104 (95) 0
1903  511  2096 (93) 0
1904  548  2087 (90) 0
1905  578  2078 (86) 0
1906  610  2069 (80) 0
1907  648  2060 (73) 11

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
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 371
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 202
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 1885, page 68
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 5, June 1874, page 109
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 162
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 272
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 11, Dec. 1875, page 322
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1881, page 226
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1983, 14 July 1877, page 47
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2000, 10 Nov. 1877, page 462
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2002, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2004, 8 Dec. 1877, page 558
   [ILN], vol. 72, no. 2021, 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, England 1875 (12)     City of London Club Rook Class - North London Club Match    
  Block, T. - Sothers     0.5 - 1.5    
London, England 1875 (15)     City of London Club Junior Handicap    
  Block, T. - Gastineau, H.F.     0 - 1          Block, T. gave odds of the move
  Block, T. - Batt     0 - 1          Batt gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1875 (17)     City of London Club Rook Class - North London Club Match    
  Block, T. - Porter (1)     2 - 0    
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Puller, C.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 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, England 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, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Skipworth, A.B.     0 - 1    
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Gattie, W.M.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Lambert, C.J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1907 (2)     4th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class     4.5  /  11


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022