Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1875  473  1843 (116) 2
1876  449  1880 (113) 0
1877  407  1916 (109) 0
1878  370  1953 (105) 0
1879  350  1989 (101) 0
1880  327  2025 (95) 0
1881  325  2062 (89) 2
1882  302  2090 (84) 4
1883  325  2101 (84) 0
1884  338  2112 (83) 0
1885  326  2123 (80) 1
1886  298  2143 (77) 0
1887  281  2163 (72) 1
1888  243  2191 (67) 1
1889  213  2225 (60) 9
1890  234  2218 (64) 1
1891  259  2203 (66) 0
1892  283  2188 (65) 9
1893  295  2179 (74) 0
1894  306  2170 (81) 0
1895  331  2162 (86) 0
1896  337  2153 (90) 0
1897  351  2144 (93) 0
1898  379  2136 (95) 0
1899  403  2127 (97) 0
1900  414  2118 (97) 0
1901  440  2110 (96) 0
1902  473  2101 (95) 0
1903  492  2092 (93) 0
1904  523  2084 (90) 0
1905  556  2075 (86) 0
1906  586  2066 (80) 0
1907  623  2058 (73) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Block, Theodore  
Born: 1853
Died: 7 June 1909
 
Notes:
The year of birth is approximate. According to Gerard Killoran, the 1881 census says he was aged 28, so he was born in 1852 or 1853. Gaige gives date of deat as 7-06-1901, but Killoran gives clear evidence from news reports that he committed suicide on 7-06-1909.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 42
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 371
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 202
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 1885, page 68
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 5, June 1874, page 109
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 162
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 272
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1881, page 226
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1983, 14 July 1877, page 47
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2000, 10 Nov. 1877, page 462
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2002, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2004, 8 Dec. 1877, page 558
   [ILN], vol. 72, no. 2021, 23 Mar. 1878, page 279
Web
   Killoran, Gerard.  [The Block Brothers]

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

Block, T. - Loman, R.J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Jacobs, H.L. - Block, T. 1889         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Smith, S.F. - Block, T. 1892         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

London, England 1875 (6)     City of London Club Junior Handicap    
  Block, T. - Gastineau, H.F.     0 - 1          Block, T. gave odds of the move
  Block, T. - Batt     0 - 1          Batt gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Puller, C.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1882 (2)     City of London Club 3rd Class - 4th Class Match    
  Block, T. - Laws, B.G.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1882 (8)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Block, T. - Foster, J. (1)     0 - 1          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
  Block, T. - Ridpath, J.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and move
  Block, T. - Down, M.J.     1 - 0          Block, T. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Skipworth, A.B.     0 - 1    
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Gattie, W.M.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Block, T. - Lambert, C.J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1907 (2)     4th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class     4.5  /  11


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021