Martin, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  287  1970 (67) 3
1872  284  1980 (53) 23
1873  270  2002 (49) 11
1874  280  1990 (47) 15
1875  294  1988 (46) 13
1876  290  2011 (46) 19
1877  257  2036 (46) 11
1878  252  2049 (46) 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'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 102, 964
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 271
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 213
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 209
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 242
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1872, page 11
   [CPC], vol. 3, Oct. 1872, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Apr. 1871, page 251
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 281, 284
   [Era], vol. 34, 3 Dec. 1871, page 4
   [Era], vol. 35, 13 Oct. 1872, page 2
   [ILN], vol. 63, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 71, 11 Aug. 1877, page 143
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 (1)     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 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     3  /  9
London, England 1874 (2)     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  /  5
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: 30 Sept. 2018