Wisker, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  20  2470 (64) 7
1867  19  2471 (57) 6
1868  20  2479 (53) 2
1869  23  2480 (44) 23
1870  18  2507 (44) 10
1871  14  2526 (42) 14
1872  12  2539 (38) 26
1873  21  2505 (36) 54
1874  20  2499 (40) 30
1875  26  2457 (47) 10
1876  43  2401 (55) 6
1877  52  2374 (66) 0
1878  62  2347 (73) 0
1879  73  2320 (77) 0
1880  91  2293 (80) 10
1881  120  2265 (89) 0
1882  152  2238 (96) 0
1883  202  2211 (102) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Wisker, John  
Born: 30 May 1846
Died: 18 Jan. 1884
 
Notes:
Gaige gives date of death as 18-01-1884; Sergeant gives date of death as 14-01-1884. Land and Water and various Australian newspapers confirm the former (information from Tim Harding). The Leeds Mercury of 24 Oct. 1867 (p.3) has 'J. Wiske'.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 136
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 51, 166, 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 467
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 344
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 69, 374
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 582
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 379
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 303
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 171, 191
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 51
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 218
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 27
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 285
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 9, Sep. 1866, page 280
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1923, 3 June 1876, page 551
   [LeM], no. 9214, 24 Oct. 1867, page 3
   [TFF], 30 Dec. 1870
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 11, Feb. 1869, page 123
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [9th NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1880]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1866: NYDCA, 2nd Redcar Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Wisker]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Werner, M.G.E. - Wisker, J. 1867         (c)     2   -   2
Neumann, G.R.L. - Wisker, J. 1868         (c)     1   -   1
Rosenthal, S. - Wisker, J. 1871         (f)     5   -   4
Wisker, J. - Burn, A. 1871         (c)     1   -   0
Wisker, J. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1871         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Wisker, J. - Zukertort, J.H. 1872         (f)     1   -   0
Wisker, J. - Owen, J. 1872         (f)     4   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Wisker, J. 1873 (1)         (f)     7   -   7
Bird, H.E. - Wisker, J. 1873 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   5.5
MacDonnell, G.A. - Wisker, J. 1873         (f)     3.5   -   0.5
Bird, H.E. - Wisker, J. 1873 (3)         (f)     9.5   -   11.5
Bird, H.E. - Wisker, J. 1874         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Wisker, J. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1874         (f)     9   -   6
Wisker, J. - Esling, F.K. 1880         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

Redcar 1866 (1)     North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     5  /  7
Leeds 1867     West Riding - North Riding Match    
  Wisker, J. - Watkinson, J.     2 - 0    
London, England 1869 (1)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Wisker, J. - Bayliss, W.     1.5 - 0.5          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Wisker, J. - McComas, T.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Wisker, J. - Murphy, J.B.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Wisker, J. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 1          Steinitz, W. gave odds of the move
  Wisker, J. - Mongredien, A. (2)     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Wisker, J. - Murphy, J.B.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Wisker, J. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Wisker, J. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1    
  Wisker, J. - Lord, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4.5  /  12
London, England 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Wisker, J. - Lord, J.     1 - 1    
London, England 1870 (3)     3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5  /  6
  Wisker, J. - Burn, A.     1.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Wisker, J. - Newham, W.L.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Wisker, J. - Thorold, E.     1 - 0    
  Wisker, J. - Curzon, J.R.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6.5  /  8
  Wisker, J. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 0    
London, England 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     2  /  6
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Wisker, J. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Wisker, J. - Eschwege, H.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Wisker, J. - Zukertort, J.H.     1 - 0    
  Wisker, J. - Thorold, E.     0 - 2          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Wisker, J. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1 - 0    
  Wisker, J. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Wisker, J. - Pfahl, J.     2 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Wisker, J. - Reynolds (1)     2 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of a knight
  Wisker, J. - Sothers     1 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1875 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Wisker, J. - Stevens, S.J.     2 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Wisker, J. - Zappert     1.5 - 0.5          Wisker, J. gave odds of a knight
  Wisker, J. - Ballard, W.R.     2 - 3          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     0.5  /  5
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Wisker, J. - Dredge, R.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of a knight
Sydney and Melbourne 1880     9th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Wisker, J. - Russell, G.A.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1883     10th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Wisker, J. - Smith, R.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021