Strunk, William


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1890  471  1979 (162) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Strunk, William  
   Also known as: William Strunk, Jr.
Born: 1 July 1869
Died:
 
Notes:
The Columbia Chess Chronicle of 4 Aug. 1888 (as reported by Hilbert and Lahde) says that the Cincinnati player Strunk was 'about eighteen years old'. This would place his birth in 1869 or 1870. Hilbert and Lahde tentatively identify him as the later Cornell professor who wrote the first edition of the famous book The Elements of Style, and if this identification is correct, then he was born 1 Jul. 1869 in Cincinnati.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 35, 52
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, Apr. 1890, page 134

Tournament data

Dayton 1890     Ohio State Association Congress - Championship     3  /  5


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