Vethake, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  14  2422 (132) 3
1838  14  2423 (131) 0
1839  16  2425 (130) 0
1840  15  2426 (129) 0
1841  15  2427 (128) 0
1842  18  2428 (126) 0
1843  19  2430 (123) 0
1844  20  2431 (121) 0
1845  22  2432 (118) 0
1846  22  2434 (114) 0
1847  20  2435 (110) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Vethake, William Henry  
   Also known as: Professor Henry Vethake
Born: 26 May 1791
Died: 16 Dec. 1866
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth year 1792. The Penn Biographies web site gives birth year 1790. The Encyclopedia Dickinsonia gives birth date 26-05-1791. Allen (in Fiske) says he started his chess career at age 9 and 'during his boyhood he played frequently in New York society as a Chess prodigy'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 59, 70, 352
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 445
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 54
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 23
Periodicals
   [FLIN], 8 Mar. 1856
   [FLIN], 14 Nov. 1857
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 877, 5 Sep. 1857, page 250
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 888, 21 Nov. 1857, page 518
   [NYC], 2 Feb. 1867
   [NYTi], 7 Oct. 1857
   [NYTr], 7 Oct. 1857
   [PDEB], 21 Dec. 1866
   [PDEB], 28 Dec. 1866
   [TFF], 5 Jan. 1867
Web
   [Henry Vethake]
   [Penn Biographies: Henry Vethake]

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

Schlumberger, W. - Vethake, W.H. 1837         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Vethake, W.H. - Vezin, C. 1847         (c)     5   -   2


Player information updated: 15 Jan. 2020