Coburn, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  72  2328 (70) 1
1873  60  2354 (58) 23
1874  79  2306 (62) 8
1875  105  2271 (72) 4
1876  104  2254 (81) 0
1877  109  2237 (89) 0
1878  128  2220 (95) 0
1879  149  2203 (100) 0
1880  178  2187 (105) 0
1881  213  2170 (108) 0
1882  237  2153 (111) 0
1883  284  2136 (114) 0
1884  327  2119 (116) 0
1885  351  2102 (118) 0
1886  369  2085 (120) 0
1887  402  2068 (121) 0
1888  417  2051 (121) 0
1889  438  2034 (122) 0
1890  490  2017 (122) 0
1891  536  2000 (122) 0
1892  599  1983 (121) 0
1893  631  1967 (120) 0
1894  665  1950 (119) 1
1895  675  1941 (119) 0
1896  667  1932 (119) 0
1897  682  1924 (119) 1
1898  685  1917 (120) 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 (2)     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