Davidson, Harry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  30  2446 (54) 12
1876  23  2483 (46) 30
1877  23  2478 (58) 0
1878  25  2472 (66) 0
1879  26  2467 (70) 0
1880  27  2462 (71) 7
1881  35  2453 (76) 0
1882  43  2445 (79) 0
1883  52  2437 (81) 2
1884  55  2423 (85) 0
1885  63  2409 (88) 0
1886  70  2395 (90) 0
1887  83  2381 (90) 0
1888  92  2367 (90) 2
1889  97  2357 (92) 0
1890  108  2346 (93) 0
1891  117  2335 (93) 0
1892  131  2325 (93) 0
1893  146  2314 (91) 0
1894  157  2303 (88) 0
1895  167  2293 (84) 4
1896  170  2292 (86) 1
1897  171  2290 (89) 1
1898  180  2285 (94) 0
1899  190  2280 (97) 1
1900  191  2273 (103) 0
1901  203  2266 (108) 0
1902  218  2259 (112) 0
1903  239  2252 (115) 0
1904  269  2245 (119) 0
1905  285  2238 (121) 1

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
   [WR], 25 Dec. 1873
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Philadelphia 1876]
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess in 1924]

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

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.J.     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 and Berlin 1905     New York - Berlin Cable Match    
  Davidson, H. (1) - Caro, H.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2020