Horwitz, Bernhard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1842  10  2515 (76) 12
1843  12  2516 (73) 0
1844  12  2517 (68) 0
1845  13  2518 (59) 1
1846  10  2532 (46) 50
1847  10  2522 (55) 0
1848  2512 (56) 0
1849  15  2502 (51) 15
1850  17  2490 (51) 10
1851  23  2479 (42) 37
1852  22  2453 (45) 26
1853  26  2441 (55) 0
1854  24  2429 (59) 0
1855  30  2417 (58) 7
1856  36  2396 (62) 0
1857  42  2374 (62) 8
1858  46  2374 (65) 0
1859  52  2374 (65) 0
1860  54  2374 (61) 4
1861  53  2372 (57) 13
1862  56  2357 (65) 0
1863  62  2341 (70) 5
1864  65  2326 (80) 0
1865  73  2311 (89) 0
1866  80  2296 (96) 0
1867  85  2281 (103) 0
1868  88  2266 (108) 0
1869  94  2251 (113) 0
1870  105  2237 (118) 0
1871  112  2222 (122) 0
1872  124  2207 (125) 0
1873  142  2192 (128) 0
1874  153  2177 (131) 0
1875  168  2162 (134) 0
1876  184  2147 (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
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, 18 Dec. 1841, page 125
   [CPC], vol. 6, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPC], vol. 8, 19 June 1847, page 192
   [CPM], vol. 1, Aug. 1863, page 58
   [Era], vol. 17, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 7, 15 Nov. 1845, page 320
   [ILN], vol. 8, 9 May 1846, page 306
   [ILN], vol. 8, 16 May 1846, page 326
   [WP], vol. 2, Oct. 1869, page 83
   [WP], vol. 2, 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 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: 22 Jul. 2020