Davidson, Harry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  37  2424 (50) 17
1876  26  2466 (44) 30
1877  30  2462 (57) 0
1878  28  2458 (65) 0
1879  31  2454 (69) 0
1880  35  2450 (70) 7
1881  43  2443 (76) 0
1882  47  2436 (79) 0
1883  53  2429 (80) 2
1884  60  2417 (85) 0
1885  70  2405 (88) 0
1886  77  2393 (89) 0
1887  86  2380 (90) 0
1888  93  2368 (89) 2
1889  96  2360 (91) 0
1890  102  2351 (92) 0
1891  114  2343 (92) 0
1892  127  2334 (91) 0
1893  134  2325 (89) 0
1894  145  2317 (86) 0
1895  158  2308 (82) 4
1896  149  2312 (83) 1
1897  136  2314 (85) 1
1898  139  2316 (88) 0
1899  147  2317 (90) 1
1900  140  2319 (94) 0
1901  141  2322 (97) 0
1902  133  2324 (99) 0
1903  144  2326 (100) 0
1904  146  2329 (100) 1
1905  158  2323 (102) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Davidson, Harry  
Born: 25 Mar. 1858
Died: 11 Aug. 1924
 
Notes:
The Rice Gambit supplement to the 1905 American Chess Bulletin, appearing after the Feb. issue, contains on p.102 a photograph of Harry Davidson (identical to the one on p.335 of the Nov. 1905 issue), but labelled 'H.L. Davidson'. On the same page, which discusses the Davidson Variation of the Rice Gambit, notes that the defining move of the variation is 'favored by Henry F. Davidson'. Both 'H.L.' and 'Henry F.' must therefore refer to Harry Davidson. Hooper and Brandreth give consultation games involving 'Henry F. Davidson', who I take to be Harry Davidson.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 66
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 167
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 85
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 19
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 107
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 165, 402
   Hooper and Brandreth, Unknown Capablanca, page 103
   Morais, The Jews of Philadelphia, page 362
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 11, 12
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 46, 163
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1905, page 102
   [ACB], vol. 2, no. 11, Nov. 1905, page 331, 335
   [HWT], 1 Nov. 1873
   [HWT], 20 Dec. 1873
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1937, 9 Sep. 1876, page 255
   [MCR], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1874, page 19
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 18, June 1875, page 206
   [MDR], 4 Sep. 1874
   [SoT], 3 Jan. 1874
   [SoT], 13 June 1874
   [WR], 25 Dec. 1873
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Philadelphia 1876]
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess in 1924]

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

Delmar, E. (1) - Davidson, H. (1) 1875         (c)     2   -   0
Davidson, H. (1) - Alberoni, E. 1875         (c)     2   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Davidson, H. (1) 1876         (c)     3   -   6
Mackenzie, G.H. - Davidson, H. (1) 1876         (c)     1   -   1
Davidson, H. (1) - Neill, B.M. 1880         (f)     4   -   3

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     35  /  52
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     9  /  16
  Davidson, H. (1) - Elson, J.     1 - 2    
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Elson, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (2)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 1)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (3)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 2)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (2)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Olly, E.N.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (4)     Manhattan - Staten Island Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Litzenberger, W.L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1895 (7)     Manhattan - New York City Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Delmar, E. (1)     0 - 1    
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Morgan, J.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1896 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Robinson, A.K.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia and New York 1897     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Shipley, W.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1899 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Morgan, M.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1904 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Robinson, D.S.     1 - 0    
New York and Chicago 1905 (1)     Manhattan Club - Chicago Club Telegraph Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Uedemann, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York and Berlin 1905     New York - Berlin Cable Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Caro, H.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 1 Sept. 2022