Potter, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  2619 (68) 1
1871  2639 (54) 21
1872  2614 (54) 7
1873  2606 (54) 4
1874  2602 (50) 6
1875  2611 (42) 37
1876  2595 (45) 14
1877  2583 (52) 0
1878  2570 (51) 11
1879  2559 (47) 42
1880  10  2555 (58) 5
1881  11  2553 (68) 3
1882  12  2531 (78) 0
1883  21  2509 (87) 0
1884  29  2488 (94) 0
1885  34  2466 (100) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Potter, William Norwood  
Born: 27 Aug. 1840
Died: 13 Mar. 1895
 
Notes:
Golombek gives birth date 17-08-1840. Gaige gives birth date 27-08-1840. Forster gives year of death as 1895 (p.59) but then says he died in 1896 (p.502). Gaige and Sergeant give date of death as 13-03-1895.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 91
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 59, 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 338
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 246
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 170
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 263
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 52, 130, 143, 227
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 64
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 53, 19 Sep. 1868, page 283
Web
   Forster, Richard.  [Late Knight No. 26: More About Potter]
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 5
   Loy, Jim.  [The King Hunt]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4554. Diggle on Potter]

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

Potter, W.N. - Colburn 1872         (f)     1   -   1
Potter, W.N. - Colburn 1873         (f)     3   -   1
Zukertort, J.H. - Potter, W.N. 1875         (f)     8   -   6
Potter, W.N. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1875 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   0.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Potter, W.N. - Fenton, R.H.F. 1875 (2)         (f)     3.5   -   1.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Hirschfeld, P.M. 1878         (c)     1   -   0
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (1)         (f)     4   -   1      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (2)         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (1)         (f)     4   -   6      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Mason, Ja. - Potter, W.N. 1879         (f)     10.5   -   10.5
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1880         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

London 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Belaieff, A.P.     1 - 0    
London 1871 (2)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 2    
  Potter, W.N. - Shedlock, J.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a rook
  Potter, W.N. - Beardsell, T.J.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Godfrey     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Blackburne, J.H.     3 - 2    
London 1871 (4)     City of London Club Handicap - Final Pool     6  /  9
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Medley, G.W.     1 - 0    
London 1872 (1)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1 - 0    
  Potter, W.N. - Down, H.F.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 2    
London 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Maas, A.J.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Osborne (1)     0 - 2          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Cooper (1)     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London 1875 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Potter, W.N. - Herbage     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of two pieces
  Potter, W.N. - Frankenstein, E.N.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
  Potter, W.N. - Botterill     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Vyse, W.E.     2 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Potter, W.N. - Stow, A.T.     2 - 1          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
  Potter, W.N. - Maas, A.J.     1.5 - 2.5          Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     8  /  12
London 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Beardsell, T.J.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1879 (1)     Lowenthal Tourney, 1st Class     0.5  /  1
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Owen, J.     2 - 0    
London 1881 (3)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Hunnex, J.R.     1 - 0          Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
London 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Potter, W.N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018