López, Guillermo


Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1888  89  2359 (71) 10
1889  84  2369 (71) 8

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: López Raviros, Guillermo  
Born: 1873
The International Chess Magazine of Apr. 1888 (p.79) mentions 'Señor S. Lopez, a boy who is only 14 years of age'. According to information I received from Walter Chan, El Ajedrez Magistral (Vol.3, p.90) has a match result between 'Guillermo López' and Chigorin in Dec. 1889, where Lopez is said to be 16 or 17 years old. This is likely the same boy. El Ajedrez Crítico (1889, p.93) also mentions 'Guillermo López', saying he is 'jóven de 20 años de edad' (a youth of 20 years old). According to the Caissa website, this same Guillermo López Raviros was an octogenerian in 1949, which doesn't quite match the other age estimates. Sánchez (p.42) says that Guillermo López was 15 years old at the time of his match with Chigorin.
   Sánchez, José Raúl Capablanca, page 42
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 20
   Vazquez, El Ajedrez Crítico, page 93
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 261
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 151
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4910. Steinitz in Havana]
   [1492 - 1890 Orígenes del Ajedrez en Cuba]

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

Steinitz, W. - Lopez, G. 1888 (1)         (c)     0   -   1      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a rook
Steinitz, W. - Lopez, G. 1888 (2)         (c)     5   -   4      Steinitz, W. gave odds of a knight
Chigorin, M.I. - Lopez, G. 1889         (c)     4   -   4      Chigorin, M.I. gave odds of pawn and move

Player information updated: 2 Apr. 2019