Davidson, Harry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  40  2416 (50) 17
1876  30  2458 (44) 30
1877  31  2450 (57) 0
1878  32  2441 (64) 0
1879  36  2433 (68) 0
1880  44  2425 (69) 7
1881  52  2417 (74) 0
1882  57  2409 (76) 0
1883  63  2401 (77) 2
1884  78  2386 (81) 0
1885  86  2372 (82) 0
1886  97  2357 (82) 0
1887  105  2343 (81) 2
1888  111  2336 (82) 2
1889  112  2329 (86) 0
1890  120  2322 (88) 0
1891  131  2315 (89) 0
1892  143  2308 (88) 0
1893  150  2301 (87) 0
1894  159  2293 (84) 0
1895  172  2286 (80) 4
1896  162  2291 (82) 1
1897  146  2295 (84) 1
1898  151  2297 (87) 0
1899  152  2299 (90) 1
1900  147  2302 (93) 0
1901  149  2305 (96) 0
1902  142  2308 (98) 0
1903  153  2311 (99) 0
1904  154  2314 (100) 1
1905  167  2309 (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 1887 (3)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Richardson, P.     0.5 - 1.5    
New York 1888 (3)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 1)    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Sternberg, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (4)     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: 2 Oct. 2022