Coburn, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  75  2323 (69) 1
1873  62  2349 (56) 23
1874  88  2302 (59) 8
1875  112  2271 (68) 4
1876  111  2254 (78) 0
1877  112  2237 (86) 0
1878  131  2221 (93) 0
1879  148  2204 (98) 0
1880  177  2187 (103) 0
1881  217  2170 (107) 0
1882  240  2153 (110) 0
1883  282  2136 (113) 0
1884  329  2120 (115) 0
1885  352  2103 (117) 0
1886  371  2086 (119) 0
1887  404  2069 (120) 0
1888  431  2052 (120) 0
1889  445  2036 (121) 0
1890  500  2019 (121) 0
1891  541  2002 (121) 0
1892  601  1985 (120) 0
1893  636  1968 (119) 0
1894  670  1951 (118) 1
1895  682  1943 (118) 0
1896  683  1935 (118) 0
1897  699  1927 (118) 1
1898  715  1920 (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 (4)     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