Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  13  2511 (73) 6
1879  15  2499 (67) 0
1880  19  2487 (58) 0
1881  26  2474 (43) 30
1882  33  2463 (45) 0
1883  43  2452 (36) 42
1884  25  2518 (40) 8
1885  2579 (33) 43
1886  2589 (31) 39
1887  2586 (29) 61
1888  2610 (31) 43
1889  2566 (25) 107
1890  13  2544 (32) 42
1891  15  2530 (38) 26
1892  27  2485 (45) 8
1893  35  2473 (52) 0
1894  38  2461 (52) 0
1895  41  2449 (45) 21
1896  46  2431 (54) 1
1897  45  2440 (59) 0
1898  38  2450 (59) 0
1899  30  2459 (55) 0
1900  26  2469 (45) 12
1901  32  2457 (38) 18
1902  43  2438 (32) 42
1903  75  2390 (36) 18
1904  62  2418 (35) 43
1905  70  2406 (49) 0
1906  74  2395 (55) 0
1907  79  2384 (56) 0
1908  89  2373 (51) 11
1909  99  2369 (55) 0
1910  103  2365 (53) 1
1911  108  2369 (46) 19
1912  116  2359 (52) 0
1913  124  2348 (52) 2
1914  127  2339 (47) 28
1915  145  2320 (61) 0
1916  172  2300 (71) 0
1917  202  2281 (78) 0
1918  229  2261 (84) 0
1919  270  2242 (87) 0
1920  320  2222 (90) 0
1921  391  2203 (91) 0
1922  447  2183 (92) 0
1923  538  2164 (91) 0
1924  627  2144 (90) 0
1925  689  2125 (87) 0
1926  752  2105 (83) 0
1927  825  2086 (78) 10

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur  
   Also known as: Günzberg
Born: 2 Nov. 1854
Died: 2 May 1930
 
Notes:
Harding (pp.279,378) gives evidence that Gunsberg was born 1-11-1854, but all other sources, including Gunsberg himself, give 2-11-1854. Barcza (p.221) gives his date of death as 24-04-1930, but other sources give 2-05-1930.
 
References
Books
   Barcza, Magyar Sakktörténet, Vol.1, page 215
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 306
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 168
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 261
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 81
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 156, 960
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 105
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 155
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 134
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 278, 318, 341, 378
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 157, 489, 575
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 157
   Hilbert, Napier, page 126
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 137
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 162
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 16
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 174, 179, 275
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 97
   Wade, Soviet Chess, page 21
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 70, no. 1973, 5 May 1877, page 431
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2009, 29 Dec. 1877, page 631
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The Family Life of Grandmaster Gunsberg]
   Sarah.  [Chess Automatons]
   Sarah.  [Isidor Gunsberg]
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dal 1900 al 1944]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4756. Census information]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5129. Isidor Gunsberg]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5136. An interview with Gunsberg]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5137. Further Gunsberg jottings]

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

Gunsberg, I.A. - Burn, A. 1878         (c)     2   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1881         (f)     8.5   -   5.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Marriott, A.T. 1881         (c)     4.5   -   2.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Bird, H.E. 1886         (f)     6.5   -   2.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Blackburne, J.H. 1887         (f)     8   -   5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Lee, F.J. 1889         (f)     4   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Mortimer, J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Wilson, W.C. 1889         (c)     1   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1889         (c)     3   -   2
Gunsberg, I.A. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Martinez, C.S. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   1.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Robinson, A.K. 1889         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Vazquez, A.C. 1889         (c)     0   -   2
Gunsberg, I.A. - Bird, H.E. 1889         (f)     3   -   2
Chigorin, M.I. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1890         (f)     11.5   -   11.5
Steinitz, W. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1891         (f)     10.5   -   8.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1891         (c)     2.5   -   2.5
Gunsberg, I.A. - Pollock, W.H.K. 1891         (f)     1   -   1
Pecher, E. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1902         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Lasker, Ed. - Gunsberg, I.A. 1913         (f)     1   -   1

Tournament data

London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Minchin, C.C.     1 - 0    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Coker, J.     1 - 0    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ensor, F.S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 1    
London, England 1881 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Jackson, H. (2)     1 - 0          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Heywood, G.C.     2.5 - 3.5          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     19  /  24
Nuremberg 1883 (5)     3rd German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     5  /  18
London, England 1884 (9)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section A     6  /  8
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 0    
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     14  /  15
Hamburg 1885 (6)     4th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     12  /  17
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     5.5  /  10
London, England 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     5  /  7
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     8  /  12
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Taubenhaus, J.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1886 (7)     Counties Chess Association - International Masters' Tournament     6  /  9
London, England 1887 (3)     British Chess Club Handicap     9.5  /  14
Frankfurt 1887 (4)     5th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     8.5  /  20
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     8  /  9
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Burn, A.     2.5 - 2.5    
London, England 1888 (7)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     14.5  /  15
London, England 1888 (8)     British Chess Club Handicap     11  /  14
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     13.5  /  16
New York 1889 (2)     6th American Chess Congress     31  /  43
Breslau 1889 (3)     6th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10  /  17
Amsterdam 1889 (2)     Amsterdam International - Meisterturnier     4  /  8
London, England 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     7.5  /  10
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     11.5  /  19
London, England 1892 (5)     British Chess Club Invitational Tournament     2.5  /  8
Hastings 1895 (7)     Hastings International Congress - Master's Tournament     9  /  21
London, England 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 1900 (1)     City of London Club Invitational Tournament     9  /  12
Monte Carlo 1901     Monte Carlo Tournament     9  /  18
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     12  /  23
Hanover 1902 (1)     13th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     6  /  17
Vienna 1903 (1)     King's Gambit Accepted Tournament     2  /  18
Monte Carlo 1904 (1)     Monte Carlo Tournament     4  /  10
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     11  /  16
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     10  /  17
Tunbridge Wells 1908 (1)     5th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     6  /  11
Bromley 1910 (1)     Kent Congress Team - Holland Match    
  Gunsberg, I.A. - Leussen, B.     0.5 - 0.5    
San Remo 1911 (1)     San Remo Tournament     5.5  /  10
Tunbridge Wells 1911 (1)     Kent and Sussex Counties Chess Association Congress - 1st Class Open, Section A     6.5  /  9
Dartford 1914 (1)     16th Kent County Chess Association Tournament - Preliminary Section A     4  /  5
Dartford 1914 (4)     16th Kent County Chess Association Tournament - Final A     3  /  3
Saint Petersburg 1914 (2)     Saint Petersburg Tournament - Preliminary     1  /  10
Chester 1914 (1)     11th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     6.5  /  10
Hyeres 1927     Hyères Tournament     3  /  10


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022