Evans, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1828  11  2316 (156) 3
1829  12  2316 (155) 0
1830  13  2316 (155) 0
1831  13  2316 (154) 0
1832  13  2316 (153) 0
1833  14  2316 (152) 0
1834  15  2315 (151) 0
1835  15  2315 (150) 0
1836  15  2315 (148) 0
1837  19  2315 (147) 0
1838  20  2315 (145) 0
1839  22  2315 (143) 0
1840  25  2315 (141) 0
1841  28  2315 (139) 0
1842  35  2315 (136) 0
1843  37  2315 (133) 1
1844  37  2308 (134) 0
1845  42  2302 (134) 0
1846  48  2295 (133) 0
1847  53  2288 (133) 0
1848  48  2282 (132) 0
1849  64  2275 (131) 1
1850  71  2262 (133) 0
1851  79  2249 (135) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Evans, William Davies  
   Also known as: Captain Evans
Born: 27 Jan. 1790
Died: 3 Aug. 1872
 
Notes:
Tim Harding points out that it is not entirely clear whether 27 Jan. 1790 was his birthdate or baptism date. He gives another source suggesting a birthdate of 3 Jan. 1790.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 26, 243
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 111
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 111
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 9, 318, 322, 332, 349
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 107
   Murray, History of Chess, page 880
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 29, 160
   Utterberg, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell, page 14
Periodicals
   [BLL], 8 Mar. 1835, page 2
   [BLL], 3 July 1836, page 2
   [BLL], 5 Feb. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 30 Apr. 1837, page 2
   [BLL], 27 Aug. 1837, page 4
   [BLL], 7 Mar. 1841, page 2
   [BLL], 6 Mar. 1842, page 4
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1845, page 2
   [BLL], no. 2247, 13 May 1865, page 9
   [BLL], no. 2701, 6 Apr. 1872, page 4
   [BLL], no. 2719, 10 Aug. 1872, page 3
   [BLL], no. 2730, 26 Oct. 1872, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 5, May 1843, page 147
   [DCJ], vol. 4, no. 32, Oct. 1872, page 248
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1768, 11 Aug. 1872, page 4, 14
   [ILN], vol. 17, no. 448, 28 Sep. 1850, page 263
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 5, 15 Apr. 1842, page 202
   [Reg], vol. 2, no. 10, Oct. 1850, page 317
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Evans Gambit Reloaded], page 2
   Harding, Tim.  [In the Footsteps of Harold Murray], page 7
   Harding, Tim.  [The Search for Truth in the Evans Gambit (Part 1)], page 1
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part One], page 2
   Thomas, W.R.  [Captain William Evans]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4878. Evans the doffer]

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

Evans, W.D. - McDonnell, A. 1828         (c)     3   -   0      McDonnell, A. gave odds of a knight
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Evans, W.D. 1843         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Evans, W.D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Ranken, C.E. - Evans, W.D. 1851         (c)     1   -   0


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022