Boden, Samuel




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  28  2451 (77) 7
1852  25  2449 (76) 0
1853  27  2448 (72) 2
1854  20  2445 (71) 0
1855  21  2441 (66) 1
1856  17  2452 (61) 8
1857  13  2499 (56) 3
1858  12  2535 (49) 31
1859  15  2510 (60) 1
1860  19  2494 (67) 0
1861  23  2478 (71) 4
1862  33  2447 (79) 1
1863  35  2428 (88) 0
1864  37  2409 (95) 0
1865  42  2390 (101) 0
1866  57  2372 (107) 0
1867  59  2353 (111) 0
1868  68  2334 (116) 0
1869  77  2315 (119) 0
1870  85  2297 (123) 0
1871  97  2278 (125) 0
1872  111  2259 (128) 0
1873  127  2240 (130) 0
1874  135  2221 (132) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Boden, Samuel Standidge  
Born: 4 May 1826
Died: 13 Jan. 1882
 
Notes:
Not to be confused with John Thornton Boden of Settle, Yorkshire (see the Chess Player's Chronicle 1847, v.8, p.295), brother of S.S. Boden. Given as 'L.-S. Boden' in Le Palamède (1846, v.6, p.199) and as 'L.S. Boden' in Bell's Life in London (17 May 1846, p.3). I presume this is an error for S.S. Boden. Gaige gives date of birth as 04-04-1826, as does Potter in Land and Water (21 Jan. 1882); Steve Mann gives 04-05-1826, based on genealogical information.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 75
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 44
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 34
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 67
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 22
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 174, 281
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 92
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 16
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 41
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 147
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 75, 94, 185
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 162
Periodicals
   [BLL], 17 May 1846, page 3
   [BLL], 23 Feb. 1862, page 1
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 21, 22 May 1847, page 159, 163, 164
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 22, 29 May 1847, page 167
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 38, 18 Sep. 1847, page 295
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 1851, page 68
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 12, Dec. 1851, page 353
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1854, page 61
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 8, Aug. 1864, page 242
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CPM], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 5
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1349, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 11, no. 270, 3 July 1847, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [LW], 21 Jan. 1882
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1876, page 89
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Samuel Standidge Boden]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [Samuel Boden]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5007. Samuel Boden]

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

Boden, S.S. - Szen, J. 1853         (c)     1   -   1
Tassinari, G. - Boden, S.S. 1855         (s)     1   -   0
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (1)         (f)     8   -   3
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (2)         (f)     1   -   3
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (3)         (f)     5   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Boden, S.S. 1858         (c)     6.5   -   2.5
Morphy, P.C. - Boden, S.S. 1859         (c)     1   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Boden, S.S. 1861         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Dubois, S. - Boden, S.S. 1862         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Boden, S.S. - Angas, S.     2 - 0    
  Boden, S.S. - Brien, R.B.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Boden, S.S. - Ranken, C.E.     2 - 1    
London, England 1856 (2)     Ries' Divan Handicap Tournament    
  Boden, S.S. - Selfe, H.J.S.     1 - 2          Boden, S.S. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Boden, S.S. - Trelawny, J.S.     2 - 3          Boden, S.S. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Manchester 1857 (1)     1st British Chess Association Congress    
  Boden, S.S. - Soul, J.     1 - 0    
  Boden, S.S. - Pindar, E.D.     1 - 0    
  Boden, S.S. - Lowenthal, J.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1858 (2)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Minor Tournament    
  Boden, S.S. - Kipping, J.S.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1861 (1)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament    
  Boden, S.S. - Horwitz, B.     1 - 0    
  Boden, S.S. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0    
  Boden, S.S. - Paulsen, L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1874 (9)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Boden, S.S. - Dredge, R.     0 - 1          Boden, S.S. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023