Block, Theodore




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  158  2211 (95) 2
1882  169  2218 (89) 4
1883  196  2214 (88) 0
1884  215  2210 (85) 0
1885  218  2207 (81) 1
1886  212  2214 (78) 0
1887  211  2221 (73) 1
1888  200  2236 (67) 1
1889  183  2258 (60) 9
1890  209  2246 (64) 1
1891  233  2227 (66) 0
1892  265  2207 (65) 9
1893  268  2197 (74) 0
1894  285  2188 (81) 0
1895  297  2178 (86) 0
1896  314  2169 (90) 0
1897  323  2159 (93) 0
1898  347  2150 (95) 0
1899  378  2140 (97) 0
1900  400  2130 (97) 0
1901  420  2121 (96) 0
1902  452  2111 (95) 0
1903  470  2102 (93) 0
1904  510  2092 (90) 0
1905  534  2083 (86) 0
1906  568  2073 (80) 0
1907  589  2063 (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
   [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 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: 30 Sept. 2018