Horwitz, Bernhard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1842  11  2519 (76) 12
1843  12  2521 (73) 0
1844  11  2522 (68) 0
1845  13  2523 (59) 1
1846  2538 (45) 50
1847  10  2527 (54) 0
1848  2517 (56) 0
1849  14  2506 (51) 15
1850  16  2493 (50) 10
1851  21  2480 (42) 37
1852  25  2453 (44) 26
1853  28  2441 (55) 0
1854  32  2428 (59) 0
1855  40  2416 (58) 7
1856  41  2394 (62) 0
1857  47  2373 (62) 8
1858  52  2372 (65) 0
1859  56  2372 (65) 0
1860  58  2372 (61) 4
1861  59  2370 (57) 13
1862  62  2354 (65) 0
1863  70  2338 (70) 5
1864  76  2323 (80) 0
1865  82  2307 (89) 0
1866  90  2292 (96) 0
1867  94  2277 (102) 0
1868  103  2262 (108) 0
1869  112  2247 (113) 0
1870  123  2231 (117) 0
1871  139  2216 (121) 0
1872  150  2201 (124) 0
1873  163  2186 (127) 0
1874  181  2171 (130) 0
1875  198  2155 (133) 0
1876  204  2140 (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
   [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