Coburn, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  78  2320 (69) 1
1873  63  2346 (56) 23
1874  87  2301 (60) 8
1875  113  2272 (68) 4
1876  109  2255 (78) 0
1877  112  2239 (86) 0
1878  130  2222 (93) 0
1879  150  2205 (98) 0
1880  180  2189 (103) 0
1881  214  2172 (107) 0
1882  236  2156 (110) 0
1883  278  2139 (113) 0
1884  322  2122 (115) 0
1885  347  2106 (117) 0
1886  358  2089 (118) 0
1887  396  2073 (119) 0
1888  425  2056 (120) 0
1889  438  2039 (120) 0
1890  490  2023 (121) 0
1891  532  2006 (120) 0
1892  588  1990 (120) 0
1893  627  1973 (119) 0
1894  664  1956 (117) 1
1895  680  1948 (118) 0
1896  679  1941 (118) 0
1897  700  1933 (117) 1
1898  712  1927 (119) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Coburn, Henry I.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Chess Monthly of Dec. 1882 (p.98), the Daily News of 22 Oct. 1894 (p.3), the Field of 27 Oct. 1894 (p.660), the British Chess Magazine of June 1896 (p.230), and the Sunday Times of 10 May 1896 (p.8) have 'H.J. Coburn'. It seems likely that this is the 'Coburn' who played at the City of London Club in the early 1870s. Listed variously as 'Colburn', 'Coburn' and 'Coborn' in Land and Water in 1873, and 'Coburn' in the Field in 1873. Could this be the 'H. Colborne' who was playing in Hastings in 1883 or 1884?
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 957
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 93, 573
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 213, 216
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 126
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 16, no. 6, June 1896, page 230
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 163
   [CML], vol. 4, no. 4, Dec. 1882, page 98
   [Fld], 4 Jan. 1873
   [Fld], 8 Feb. 1873
   [Fld], 18 July 1874
   [Fld], 17 Oct. 1874
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1785, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1800, 21 Feb. 1874, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1821, 18 July 1874, page 67
   [LW], 8 Mar. 1873
   [LW], 29 Mar. 1873
   [LW], 1 Nov. 1873
   [LW], 8 Nov. 1873
   [ST], no. 3814, 10 May 1896, page 8
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]

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

Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   4.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move
Coburn, H.I. - Ballard, W.R. 1873         (f)     5   -   4
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   1.5
Potter, W.N. - Coburn, H.I. 1873 (3)         (f)     2.5   -   1.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

London, England 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Brown (4)     1 - 0          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Coburn, H.I. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1874 (4)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Ingold     2 - 0          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of a knight
  Coburn, H.I. - Bussy, B.F.     0 - 2          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1874 (5)     City of London Club Tournament     14  /  18
London, England 1875 (7)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Coburn, H.I. - Norman, A.     2 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Coburn, H.I. - Eschwege, H.     0 - 1          Coburn, H.I. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1894 (5)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Ward-Higgs, W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Root, T.     1 - 0    
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Howell, P.     0 - 1    
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Carson, H.A.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Coburn, H.I. - Heppell, J.T.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022