Horwitz, Bernhard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1842  11  2511 (76) 12
1843  12  2512 (73) 0
1844  11  2513 (68) 0
1845  13  2515 (59) 1
1846  2529 (45) 50
1847  10  2518 (54) 0
1848  2507 (56) 0
1849  15  2497 (51) 15
1850  16  2484 (50) 10
1851  24  2473 (42) 37
1852  25  2447 (44) 26
1853  28  2434 (55) 0
1854  32  2422 (59) 0
1855  36  2410 (58) 7
1856  41  2389 (62) 0
1857  48  2368 (62) 8
1858  51  2368 (65) 0
1859  55  2368 (65) 0
1860  59  2368 (61) 4
1861  57  2367 (57) 13
1862  62  2351 (65) 0
1863  66  2335 (70) 5
1864  68  2321 (80) 0
1865  73  2306 (89) 0
1866  83  2291 (96) 0
1867  88  2276 (103) 0
1868  92  2262 (108) 0
1869  97  2247 (113) 0
1870  106  2232 (118) 0
1871  115  2217 (122) 0
1872  127  2202 (125) 0
1873  146  2188 (128) 0
1874  157  2173 (131) 0
1875  169  2158 (134) 0
1876  187  2143 (136) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Horwitz, Bernhard  
   Also known as: Benjamin Horwitz
Born: 10 May 1807
Died: 29 Aug. 1885
 
Notes:
Hooper and Whyld have birth year 1808. Gaige has birth date '10-05-1807?'. Negele confirms that 1807 is correct. According to Negele, he was born 'Benjamin Horwitz' and it is not clear when he changed his first name to 'Bernhard'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 50
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 263
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 82
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 180
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 144
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 48, 327
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 30, 94, 94, 576
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 147
   Murray, History of Chess, page 883
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 16, 19
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 59, 172, 199
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 100
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 8, 18 Dec. 1841, page 125
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 12, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 25, 19 June 1847, page 192
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 2, Aug. 1863, page 58
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 876, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 7, no. 185, 15 Nov. 1845, page 320
   [ILN], vol. 8, no. 210, 9 May 1846, page 306
   [ILN], vol. 8, no. 211, 16 May 1846, page 326
   [WP], vol. 2, no. 6, Oct. 1869, page 83
   [WP], vol. 2, no. 7, 1 Nov. 1869, page 100
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 5
   Hoppe, Frank.  [Schach in Berlin und die «Plejaden»] (broken)
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Negele, Michael.  [Ein Mecklenburger Jude schuf die Grundlage der modernen Endspieltheorie]
   Sarah.  [The Pleiades]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Horwitz, B. - Popert, W.M. 1842         (f)     6   -   6
Horwitz, B. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1845         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Staunton, H. - Horwitz, B. 1846         (f)     15.5   -   8.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Horwitz, B. 1846         (c)     1   -   1
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Horwitz, B. 1846         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Harrwitz, D. - Horwitz, B. 1846         (f)     6.5   -   5.5
Harrwitz, D. - Horwitz, B. 1849         (f)     8   -   7
Horwitz, B. - Greenaway, F.E. 1850         (f)     4   -   6      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Horwitz, B. - Bird, H.E. 1851         (f)     9   -   5
Horwitz, B. - Hodges, W. 1851         (f)     4   -   2      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Williams, E. (1) - Horwitz, B. 1852         (f)     9.5   -   7.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Horwitz, B. 1852         (c)     4   -   1
Horwitz, B. - Wayte, W. 1852 (1)         (s)     1   -   1      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and move
Horwitz, B. - Wayte, W. 1852 (2)         (s)     0   -   2      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Horwitz, B. - Green, V. 1855         (f)     4   -   3      Horwitz, B. gave odds of pawn and move
Horwitz, B. - Ralli, D. 1857         (f)     4   -   3
Kolisch, I. - Horwitz, B. 1860         (f)     3   -   1
Paulsen, L. - Horwitz, B. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Horwitz, B. 1863         (f)     3   -   2

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Horwitz, B. - Bird, H.E.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Horwitz, B. - Staunton, H.     2.5 - 4.5    
  Horwitz, B. - Szen, J.     0 - 4    
London, England 1851 (3)     London Chess Club International Tournament     0.5  /  2
Manchester 1857 (1)     1st British Chess Association Congress    
  Horwitz, B. - Lowenthal, J.J.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1861 (1)     Manchester Chess Club Tournament - 1st Class    
  Horwitz, B. - Stanley, C.H.     3 - 1    
  Horwitz, B. - Pindar, E.D.     1.5 - 3.5    
Bristol and London, England 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Horwitz, B. - Healey, F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bristol 1861 (1)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament    
  Horwitz, B. - Boden, S.S.     0 - 1    
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Horwitz, B. - Watts, J.J.     0 - 1          Horwitz, B. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1881 (4)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  Horwitz, B. - Blunt, M.D.     1 - 0          Horwitz, B. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021