Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  503  1891 (103) 4
1876  447  1923 (102) 0
1877  390  1955 (100) 0
1878  364  1988 (98) 0
1879  332  2020 (95) 0
1880  312  2052 (90) 0
1881  318  2084 (85) 2
1882  279  2108 (81) 4
1883  310  2116 (82) 0
1884  320  2124 (81) 0
1885  323  2132 (78) 1
1886  290  2150 (76) 0
1887  278  2168 (72) 1
1888  242  2193 (67) 1
1889  207  2226 (60) 9
1890  231  2218 (64) 1
1891  249  2202 (66) 0
1892  282  2185 (65) 9
1893  295  2177 (74) 0
1894  305  2168 (81) 0
1895  326  2159 (86) 0
1896  333  2150 (90) 0
1897  349  2141 (93) 0
1898  381  2132 (95) 0
1899  405  2123 (96) 0
1900  424  2114 (97) 0
1901  454  2105 (96) 0
1902  497  2096 (95) 0
1903  518  2087 (93) 0
1904  553  2078 (90) 0
1905  583  2069 (86) 0
1906  612  2060 (80) 0
1907  652  2051 (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, E.     0 - 1          Batt, E. 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