Tennenwurzel, Edward




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1909  371  2213 (77) 2
1910  310  2236 (68) 0
1911  277  2259 (56) 12
1912  255  2268 (54) 0
1913  239  2278 (47) 24
1914  240  2267 (57) 0
1915  250  2255 (61) 0
1916  267  2244 (61) 13
1917  294  2225 (73) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Tennenwurzel, Edward  
   Also known as: I. Tenenwurzel; I. Tannenwurzel
Born: 1879
Died: 18 Oct. 1921
 
Notes:
Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables has 'Tenenwurzel, L.' at a New York tournament in 1911, 'Tenenwurzel, I.' at New York tournaments in 1913, and 'Tennenwurzel, E.' at a tournament in New York in 1916. Di Felice has 'Tennenwurzel, Edward' at all of these events. Gaige's Chess Personalia lists only 'Tennenwurzel, Edward', giving date of death as 18-10-1821 at age 42, and therefore he must have been born between 19-10-1878 and 18-10-1879. Hilbert, in Writings in Chess History (p.451) has 'E. Tennenwurzel' at the 1911 tournament, and Hilbert and Lahde have 'Edward Tennenwurzel' there. The New York Sun of 1 May 1910 (p.3) has a biography of 'I. Tenenwurzel', saying he was previously a prominent member of the Cosmopolitan Club. I will guess that all three are the same person. The American Chess Magazine of Mar. 1898 (p.576) has 'Tannerw'zel' of the Cosmopolitan Club, who I will also guess is the same person, though he would have been about 18 or 19 years old then. The New York Sun of 1 May 1910 says he was 27 years old, which does not agree with Gaige, and would mean he was only about 14 or 15 in 1898, which seems less likely.
 
References
Books
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 377
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 318
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 75
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 422
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 277
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 451
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 272
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 163
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 1, no. 10, Mar. 1898, page 576
   [NYS], 1 May 1910, page 3

Tournament data

New York 1898 (4)     Cosmopolitan Club - Staten Island Club Match    
  Tennenwurzel, E. - Brenzinger (1)     1 - 0    
New York 1909 (2)     Brooklyn Club - Rice Club Match    
  Tennenwurzel, E. - Zirn, H.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1909 (3)     Brooklyn Club - Rice Club Match    
  Tennenwurzel, E. - Elwell, J.D.     0 - 1    
New York 1911 (1)     New York Tournament     4.5  /  12
New York 1913 (1)     New York Tournament     5.5  /  13
New York 1913 (2)     Rice Club Tournament     4.5  /  11
New York 1916 (1)     New York Tournament - Preliminary Section     3.5  /  13
New York 1917     Manhattan Chess Club - Isaac L. Rice Progressive Club Match    
  Tennenwurzel, E. - Meyer, L.B.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022