Martin, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  321  1982 (67) 3
1872  314  1993 (53) 23
1873  299  2016 (49) 11
1874  322  2006 (47) 15
1875  329  2003 (46) 13
1876  307  2024 (46) 18
1877  280  2044 (46) 11
1878  276  2054 (45) 29

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Martin, William  
   Also known as: Major William Martin
Born: 23 Dec. 1807
Died: 16 Mar. 1888
 
Notes:
Spinrad has a Martin in 1853 and 1856. Is this William Martin? The Era of 13 Oct. 1872 (p.2) has 'Major Marten'. The Field of 11 Jan. 1873 also has 'Marten'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 102, 964
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 271
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 213
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 87, 125, 578
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 209
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 242
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 1872, page 11
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 5, Oct. 1872, page 150
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 11, Oct. 1873, page 346
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1871, page 251
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 281, 284
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1732, 3 Dec. 1871, page 4
   [Era], vol. 35, no. 1777, 13 Oct. 1872, page 2
   [Fld], 11 Jan. 1873
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1785, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1987, 11 Aug. 1877, page 143
   [WP], vol. 6, no. 3, 1 July 1873, page 47
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [Steinitz Quotes]

Tournament data

Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Wood, John (2)     1 - 0    
Wolverhampton 1871     Wolverhampton and Stourbridge Clubs - Birmingham Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Moore, S. (1)     0 - 2    
London, England 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     0.5  /  8
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  12
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Martin, Wi. - Tennant, A.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Martin, Wi. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     3  /  9
London, England 1874 (4)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Lovelock, J.F.     0 - 2          Martin, Wi. gave odds of a rook
  Martin, Wi. - Rabbeth, J.E.     0.5 - 1.5          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     3  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Martin, Wi. - Madders, J.M.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Walker, W.N.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     0.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0          Martin, Wi. gave odds of a pawn for the move
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     0  /  4
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     2.5  /  12
London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Martin, Wi. - Marett, C.     0.5 - 1.5    
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     3.5  /  11
London, England 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     3.5  /  14
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     5  /  11
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Martin, Wi. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
  Martin, Wi. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Martin, Wi. - Gumpel, C.G.     1 - 0          Martin, Wi. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Martin, Wi. - Minchin, C.C.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021