Gunsberg, Isidor




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  14  2516 (73) 6
1879  16  2503 (67) 0
1880  19  2490 (58) 0
1881  27  2477 (43) 30
1882  34  2466 (45) 0
1883  46  2455 (36) 42
1884  27  2521 (40) 8
1885  2583 (33) 43
1886  2595 (31) 39
1887  2592 (29) 61
1888  2616 (31) 44
1889  2573 (25) 107
1890  15  2546 (32) 42
1891  17  2525 (38) 26
1892  31  2484 (45) 8
1893  39  2474 (52) 0
1894  40  2465 (52) 0
1895  43  2455 (45) 21
1896  47  2436 (54) 1
1897  46  2446 (59) 0
1898  40  2455 (59) 0
1899  35  2465 (55) 0
1900  28  2474 (45) 12
1901  35  2463 (38) 18
1902  42  2444 (32) 40
1903  74  2395 (36) 18
1904  60  2423 (35) 43
1905  68  2411 (49) 0
1906  76  2400 (55) 0
1907  82  2389 (56) 0
1908  89  2378 (51) 11
1909  102  2374 (55) 0
1910  105  2369 (53) 1
1911  109  2374 (46) 19
1912  118  2363 (52) 0
1913  122  2352 (52) 2
1914  127  2344 (47) 28
1915  145  2325 (62) 0
1916  170  2306 (71) 0
1917  200  2286 (78) 0
1918  230  2267 (84) 0
1919  265  2248 (87) 0
1920  318  2229 (90) 0
1921  382  2210 (91) 0
1922  442  2190 (92) 0
1923  521  2171 (91) 0
1924  611  2152 (90) 0
1925  673  2133 (87) 0
1926  725  2114 (83) 0
1927  795  2094 (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
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 (3)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     14.5  /  15
London, England 1888 (4)     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: 6 May 2022