Horwitz, Bernhard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1838  12  2478 (95) 2
1839  13  2488 (91) 0
1840  10  2498 (85) 0
1841  10  2508 (78) 0
1842  11  2518 (68) 12
1843  13  2506 (64) 12
1844  11  2509 (62) 0
1845  14  2512 (56) 1
1846  11  2530 (44) 50
1847  10  2521 (54) 0
1848  12  2512 (56) 0
1849  17  2504 (51) 15
1850  19  2492 (50) 10
1851  21  2482 (42) 37
1852  23  2454 (44) 26
1853  28  2441 (55) 0
1854  30  2428 (59) 0
1855  33  2416 (58) 7
1856  41  2393 (62) 0
1857  48  2371 (62) 8
1858  51  2369 (65) 0
1859  54  2368 (65) 0
1860  61  2367 (61) 4
1861  62  2365 (57) 13
1862  67  2349 (65) 0
1863  69  2333 (70) 5
1864  82  2318 (80) 0
1865  86  2303 (89) 0
1866  92  2288 (96) 0
1867  102  2273 (103) 0
1868  107  2258 (108) 0
1869  117  2243 (113) 0
1870  131  2228 (117) 0
1871  147  2213 (121) 0
1872  152  2198 (125) 0
1873  167  2183 (128) 0
1874  181  2168 (130) 0
1875  202  2153 (133) 0
1876  207  2138 (135) 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
   [SZ], vol. 1, no. 1, July 1846, page 2
   [SZ], vol. 1, no. 5, Nov. 1846, page 160
   [SZ], vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1849, page 7
   [SZ], vol. 6, no. 6, June 1851, page 234
   [SZ], vol. 12, no. 4, Apr. 1857, page 114
   [SZ], vol. 12, no. 5, May 1857, page 145
   [WP], vol. 2, no. 6, Oct. 1869, page 83
   [WP], vol. 2, no. 7, 1 Nov. 1869, page 100
   [WSZ], vol. 1, no. 3, Mar. 1855, 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)

Bledow, L.E. - Horwitz, B. 1838         (c)     1   -   1
Horwitz, B. - Popert, W.M. 1842         (f)     6   -   6
Horwitz, B. - Alexandre, A. 1843         (c)     7.5   -   4.5
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 (15)     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: 2 Oct. 2023