Svenson, Constantin




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1909  718  2045 (71) 11
1910  735  2037 (71) 0
1911  767  2029 (68) 13
1912  773  2025 (78) 0
1913  772  2021 (85) 0
1914  742  2017 (92) 0
1915  707  2013 (97) 0
1916  704  2009 (101) 0
1917  702  2005 (104) 0
1918  730  2001 (107) 0
1919  735  1998 (109) 0
1920  820  1994 (111) 0
1921  896  1990 (112) 0
1922  907  1986 (113) 0
1923  1010  1982 (113) 0
1924  1072  1978 (113) 0
1925  1129  1974 (112) 0
1926  1179  1970 (111) 0
1927  1219  1966 (109) 0
1928  1202  1962 (107) 0
1929  1222  1958 (105) 0
1930  1253  1954 (101) 0
1931  1291  1950 (97) 0
1932  1314  1946 (92) 8

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Svenson, Constantin  
   Also known as: K.A. Svenson
Born: 12 Nov. 1871
Died: 15 Aug. 1932
 
Notes:
Gaige has 'K.A. Svenson' at Kiev 1911, citing Shakhmaty 1911, p.24. This is almost certainly Constantin Svenson, also sometimes K. Svenson, who lived in Kiev until 1920 or so, before moving to Wiesbaden, where he lived by 1928 at least (the Wiesbadener Bade-Blatt of 15 Aug. 1928 lists 'Swenson, Wiesbaden' as a participant in the Pokal Tournament). None of my other sources give the middle initial 'A', however, so I am not sure of its validity. Gaige (in Chess Personalia) gives date of birth as 12-11-1872; Phila Historica (Mar. 2022, p.344) gives 12-11-1871. Brother of Woldemar Svenson, who lived in Riga. Constantin seems also to have been in Riga at times (e.g. in 1893 as noted in Der Sammler of 23 Dec. 1893, p.8). Thanks to Alan McGowan for finding most of these references.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 318
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1931-1935, page 405
   Donehoo, Mekeel's Address Book, page 72
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 414
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 265
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 107
Periodicals
   [DSB], no. 17, 1932, page 282, 283
   [MSV], vol. 5, no. 1, Mar. 2022, page 344
   [Sam], vol. 62, no. 153, 223 Dec. 1893, page 8
   [WBB], vol. 62, no. 228, 15 Aug. 1928, page 1
   [WSZ], vol. 9, no. 11, Nov. 1906, page 399
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chigorin's Experiences with the Evans Gambit (Part 2)], page 12
   Maasen, Wolfgang.  [Phila Historica Mar. 2022], page 344
   [K Svenson]
   [Stamp Expert and Dealer Philatelic Expertizing Mark - Areas S-Z]

Tournament data

Kiev 1909     Kiev City Championship     3.5  /  11
Kiev 1911 (1)     Kiev Championship     5  /  13
Dusseldorf 1932 (2)     Rhine Championship     2  /  8


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023