de Soyres, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  163  2181 (64) 4
1872  139  2219 (52) 7
1873  137  2220 (43) 21
1874  132  2222 (40) 23
1875  163  2195 (40) 28
1876  165  2192 (45) 14
1877  180  2159 (48) 9
1878  192  2146 (51) 10
1879  167  2185 (56) 0
1880  136  2224 (54) 10
1881  173  2207 (61) 0
1882  198  2190 (64) 0
1883  243  2173 (63) 0
1884  278  2157 (58) 0
1885  305  2140 (49) 26
1886  300  2137 (62) 0
1887  320  2134 (71) 0
1888  314  2131 (77) 0
1889  310  2128 (81) 0
1890  346  2125 (84) 0
1891  360  2123 (85) 0
1892  382  2120 (86) 0
1893  376  2117 (85) 0
1894  389  2114 (82) 4
1895  404  2109 (87) 0
1896  401  2105 (90) 0
1897  421  2100 (92) 0
1898  439  2095 (93) 0
1899  452  2091 (93) 0
1900  479  2086 (92) 0
1901  505  2081 (90) 0
1902  533  2077 (88) 0
1903  550  2072 (84) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: de Soyres, John  
   Also known as: Rev. John de Soyres
Born: 26 Apr. 1849
Died: 3 Feb. 1905
 
Notes:
Gaige has date of birth as 26-04-1849; Saunders has date of birth as 26-04-1847. Forster and Harding (in Steinitz in London) have birth year 1849.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 80, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 91, 400
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 147
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 216, 235
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 150
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 202, 292, 344
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 9, Oct. 1874, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 57
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1753, 28 Apr. 1872, page 2
   [Fld], 10 Jan. 1874
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874
   [IJ], no. 7161, 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1662, 29 July 1871, page 99
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1682, 9 Dec. 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1701, 13 Apr. 1872, page 363
   [NSC], 20 May 1888
   [NYC], 3 Oct. 1874
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: John de Soyres]
   Harding, Tim.  [Another Blast from the Postal Past], page 11
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match], page 7
   Saunders, John.  [Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Match: Pen Pictures of Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Boston (Inghilterra) 1880]

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

Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (1)         (c)     1   -   1
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (2)         (c)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (3)         (c)     1.5   -   0.5      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Zukertort, J.H. - de Soyres, J. 1874 (4)         (c)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of a knight
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (1)         (f)     3   -   0
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (2)         (f)     2   -   1      Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (3)         (f)     2   -   1      Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Burn, A. - de Soyres, J. 1875 (4)         (f)     1   -   2      Burn, A. gave odds of a knight
Wayte, W. - de Soyres, J. 1875         (f)     5   -   3      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
de Soyres, J. - Wayte, W. 1880         (f)     3   -   1
de Soyres, J. - Barry, G. (1) 1894         (c)     2   -   1
de Soyres, J. - Short, R. 1894         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Wiesbaden 1871 (1)     Wiesbaden Tournament, Section I     0  /  4
London, England 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Shedlock, J.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a rook
  de Soyres, J. - Lovelock, J.F.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a rook
  de Soyres, J. - Down, H.F.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  de Soyres, J. - Fenton, R.H.F.     2 - 1    
London, England 1873 (1)     1st Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  de Soyres, J. - Parratt, W.     0 - 2    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  de Soyres, J. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Lambert, C.J.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     2  /  9
Ipswich, Suffolk 1873 (1)     East Anglian Chess Tournament - Class I     5  /  7
London, England 1874 (3)     2nd Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  de Soyres, J. - Parratt, W.     2 - 1    
London, England 1874 (4)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Eschwege, H.     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Mayow     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Skipworth, A.B.     1 - 0          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Newham, W.L.     1 - 0    
  de Soyres, J. - Burn, A.     0.5 - 1.5          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1875 (7)     City of London Club Handicap    
  de Soyres, J. - Vyse, W.E.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Andrade, N.     2 - 0          de Soyres, J. gave odds of a knight
  de Soyres, J. - Grady     3 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  de Soyres, J. - Kunwald, E.     1 - 2          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     13  /  15
Louth 1877 (1)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5.5  /  9      odds player in pawn and move class
London, England 1878 (4)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     5.5  /  8
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  de Soyres, J. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  de Soyres, J. - Gumpel, C.G.     0 - 1          de Soyres, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     4  /  6
London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     2  /  5
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     4  /  6
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     4  /  15
Hilversum 1903     3rd Netherland Chess Federation International Tournament     2  /  9


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022