Baird, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  398  1874 (100) 2
1871  408  1895 (96) 0
1872  398  1915 (91) 0
1873  402  1936 (85) 0
1874  398  1957 (77) 0
1875  391  1977 (67) 0
1876  353  1998 (54) 38
1877  297  2040 (61) 0
1878  261  2083 (63) 0
1879  213  2125 (62) 0
1880  196  2168 (57) 13
1881  203  2181 (58) 0
1882  193  2194 (55) 0
1883  203  2206 (45) 18
1884  216  2212 (39) 34
1885  175  2253 (44) 14
1886  169  2258 (50) 0
1887  172  2264 (47) 10
1888  170  2272 (46) 2
1889  169  2278 (34) 49
1890  136  2302 (42) 4
1891  104  2344 (37) 27
1892  121  2331 (39) 20
1893  106  2341 (42) 9
1894  110  2338 (41) 21
1895  142  2312 (49) 7
1896  146  2305 (58) 0
1897  141  2298 (62) 0
1898  161  2290 (62) 3
1899  161  2292 (63) 4
1900  177  2279 (68) 0
1901  206  2266 (71) 0
1902  229  2252 (71) 0
1903  257  2239 (68) 0
1904  293  2226 (62) 0
1905  322  2213 (53) 17
1906  318  2219 (59) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Baird, John Washington  
Born: 22 Feb. 1852
Died:
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'Baird' who played in the Brooklyn Club Tournament of 1870 was J.W. Baird.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 300
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 19
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 154
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 276, 337, 571
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 74, 179
   Hilbert, Napier, page 9, 128
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 2, 435
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 112
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 16
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 70
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 157, 161
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 22
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [New York 1891: A Day to Remember Part 1], page 8
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Lasker, Em. - Baird, J.W. 1892         (f)     3   -   0

Tournament data

New York 1870 (2)     Brooklyn Club Tournament     0  /  2
New York 1876 (1)     Cafe International Tournament     2  /  22
New York 1876 (2)     Clipper Tournament     6  /  16
New York 1880 (2)     5th American Chess Congress - Minor Tourney     9  /  13
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Priester, A.     0 - 2    
New York 1883     5th Manhattan Chess Club Championship     8  /  16
New York 1884 (1)     6th Manhattan Club Handicap     15  /  34      received odds from first class
New York 1885 (3)     Manhattan Club - New York Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Rosenfeld, T.     0 - 1    
New York 1885 (4)     Manhattan Club - New York Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Rosenfeld, T.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1885 (5)     8th Manhattan Chess Club Championship     6.5  /  12
New York 1887 (2)     Manhattan Club - New York Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Limbeck, G.A.T.     1.5 - 0.5    
New York 1887 (3)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Finlay, D.J.     1.5 - 0.5    
New York 1887 (5)     Manhattan Club Championship     2.5  /  6
New York 1888 (3)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 1)    
  Baird, J.W. - Densmore, D.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1888 (4)     Manhattan Club - Columbia Club Match (Round 2)    
  Baird, J.W. - Densmore, D.J.     1 - 0    
New York 1889 (1)     11th New York State Championship    
  Baird, J.W. - Todd, J.H.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Stein, R.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Hanham, J.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Loyd, S.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Johnston, Wm. (2)     1 - 0    
New York 1889 (2)     6th American Chess Congress     10  /  44
New York 1890 (3)     12th New York State Championship    
  Baird, J.W. - Hein, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Hanham, J.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Hathaway, C.H.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Halpern, J.C.     0 - 1    
New York 1891 (1)     13th New York State Championship    
  Baird, J.W. - Yeaton, F.H.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Lipschutz, S.     1 - 0    
  Baird, J.W. - Olly, E.N.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Simonson, G.     1 - 0    
New York 1891 (2)     Manhattan Club Championship     18.5  /  28
New York 1891 (4)     New Jersey - Manhattan Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Keyes, R.B.     1 - 0    
New York 1892 (4)     14th New York State Championship    
  Baird, J.W. - Burlingame, E.E.     0 - 1    
  Baird, J.W. - Souweine, A.J.     0 - 1    
New York and New Orleans 1892     Manhattan - New Orleans telegraph match    
  Baird, J.W. - Dameron, F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Dresden 1892 (4)     7th German Chess Federation Congress - Hauptturnier C     4  /  6
Dresden 1892 (5)     7th German Chess Federation Congress - Siegergruppe     4  /  8
New York 1893 (14)     Manhattan Café Tournament     4.5  /  9
New York 1894 (2)     16th New York State Championship    
  Baird, J.W. - Halpern, J.C.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Souweine, A.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Showalter, J.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Baird, J.W. - Hodges, A.B.     0 - 1    
  Baird, J.W. - Showalter, J.W.     0 - 1    
Leipzig 1894 (1)     9th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     6.5  /  16
New York 1895 (2)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Bradford, R.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1895 (4)     Manhattan - Staten Island Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Frank, S.A.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (7)     Manhattan - New York City Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Nugent, C.     1 - 0    
New York 1895 (10)     New York State Championship     1  /  3
New York 1895 (11)     Manhattan - Newark Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Hymes, E.     0 - 1    
New York 1895 (14)     Manhattan - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Baird, J.W. - Arnheim, A.     0 - 1    
New York 1898 (1)     20th New York State Chess Association Midwinter Meeting - Championship     1  /  3
New York 1899 (2)     New York State Championship     3  /  4
Barmen 1905 (2)     Barmen Tournament - Meisterturnier B     3.5  /  17
Nuremberg 1906 (2)     15th German Chess Federation Congress - Hauptturnier, Section 1     6  /  9


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022