Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  83  2280 (95) 3
1870  73  2301 (91) 0
1871  66  2323 (86) 5
1872  72  2319 (90) 1
1873  77  2309 (94) 0
1874  79  2298 (98) 0
1875  92  2287 (100) 1
1876  88  2283 (103) 0
1877  89  2279 (105) 0
1878  91  2275 (107) 0
1879  91  2271 (108) 0
1880  101  2267 (108) 0
1881  121  2263 (108) 0
1882  132  2258 (108) 0
1883  152  2254 (107) 0
1884  170  2250 (105) 0
1885  180  2246 (103) 0
1886  189  2242 (100) 0
1887  200  2238 (96) 0
1888  201  2234 (92) 0
1889  208  2230 (86) 0
1890  221  2226 (79) 10
1891  225  2239 (81) 0
1892  211  2252 (81) 0
1893  198  2266 (80) 6
1894  211  2258 (83) 0
1895  221  2250 (86) 0
1896  227  2241 (86) 4
1897  231  2232 (91) 0
1898  257  2222 (95) 0
1899  277  2213 (98) 0
1900  283  2203 (101) 0
1901  308  2194 (102) 0
1902  334  2184 (103) 0
1903  366  2175 (103) 0
1904  401  2165 (103) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walker, William Neish  
Born: 1849
Died: 8 Sep. 1927
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 9-09-1848 and 8-09-1849. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1871 (vol.3, p.188) has 'W.W. Walker' but in the 1 Mar. 1871 issue (vol.3, p.169) has 'W.N. Walker'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 40
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 455
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 173
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 362, 419, 422, 581
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 290
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1523, 30 Jan. 1869, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1650, 13 May 1871, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1855, 27 Feb. 1875, page 211
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 35, 1 Mar. 1871, page 169
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 36, 1 Apr. 1871, page 188
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 11, 1 Mar. 1872, page 195
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Scottish Championship 1895]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William N Walker]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William Neish Walker]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Rosenthal, S. - Walker, W.N. 1871         (f)     1.5   -   2.5      Rosenthal, S. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     9.5  /  12      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Tait, W.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Eekhout, B.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Walker, W.N. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1893     10th Scottish Championship     5.5  /  6
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Dundee 1904     21st Scottish Championship     3.5  /  5


Player information updated: 5 May 2020