Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  138  2221 (96) 2
1882  142  2228 (90) 4
1883  169  2223 (88) 0
1884  186  2219 (85) 0
1885  189  2215 (81) 1
1886  185  2221 (78) 0
1887  186  2228 (73) 1
1888  172  2242 (68) 1
1889  165  2265 (61) 9
1890  180  2254 (66) 1
1891  203  2237 (69) 0
1892  224  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
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 371
   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 Sept. 2018