Horwitz, Bernhard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1842  10  2511 (76) 12
1843  12  2512 (73) 0
1844  12  2513 (68) 0
1845  13  2514 (59) 1
1846  10  2528 (46) 50
1847  10  2517 (55) 0
1848  10  2507 (56) 0
1849  15  2496 (51) 15
1850  17  2484 (51) 10
1851  22  2472 (42) 37
1852  24  2445 (46) 22
1853  26  2434 (56) 0
1854  26  2424 (59) 0
1855  28  2414 (58) 7
1856  35  2393 (62) 0
1857  43  2372 (62) 8
1858  43  2372 (65) 0
1859  49  2372 (65) 0
1860  52  2372 (61) 4
1861  49  2371 (57) 13
1862  55  2356 (65) 0
1863  61  2340 (70) 5
1864  64  2325 (80) 0
1865  71  2310 (89) 0
1866  80  2295 (96) 0
1867  86  2281 (103) 0
1868  89  2266 (108) 0
1869  95  2251 (113) 0
1870  104  2236 (118) 0
1871  113  2221 (122) 0
1872  122  2206 (125) 0
1873  139  2192 (128) 0
1874  151  2177 (131) 0
1875  161  2162 (134) 0
1876  179  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. - 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 (3)     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: 5 May 2020