Brien, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1850  49  2338 (60) 13
1851  54  2358 (55) 10
1852  42  2385 (52) 23
1853  34  2425 (43) 38
1854  22  2444 (44) 13
1855  19  2449 (37) 74
1856  32  2417 (45) 13
1857  30  2428 (49) 1
1858  27  2461 (44) 36
1859  40  2421 (57) 0
1860  52  2382 (64) 14
1861  59  2366 (70) 0
1862  64  2349 (74) 0
1863  72  2333 (76) 0
1864  80  2316 (75) 0
1865  85  2300 (73) 14

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Brien, Robert Barnett  
   Also known as: Oxoniensis
Born: 25 Jan. 1827
Died: 9 June 1873
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 7, 39, 40
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 53
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 29, 61, 359
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 89
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 537
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 15
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 199
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 76, 289
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
   Tomlinson, Chess Player's Annual 1856, page 134
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 19
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 91, 114
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 97
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 3, Mar. 1853, page 222
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 2, Feb. 1850, page 55
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 11, Nov. 1850, page 321
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 1851, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [Era], vol. 28, no. 1427, 28 Jan. 1866, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 23, no. 649, 15 Oct. 1853, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 752, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 875, 22 Aug. 1857, page 195
   [ILN], vol. 34, no. 971, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [ILN], vol. 46, no. 1322, 1 July 1865, page 643
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Sericano, C.  [I grandi matches 1850 - 1864]
   Sericano, C.  [London Provincial 1851]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

Williams, E. (1) - Brien, R.B. 1850 (1)         (f)     2   -   4      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Williams, E. (1) - Brien, R.B. 1850 (2)         (f)     4   -   3      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Brien, R.B. - Wilkinson, W.G. 1852 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5
Brien, R.B. - Wilkinson, W.G. 1852 (2)         (f)     1   -   4      Brien, R.B. gave odds of pawn and move
Brien, R.B. - Wilkinson, W.G. 1852 (3)         (f)     2   -   3      Brien, R.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Brien, R.B. - Forshall 1852         (f)     5   -   2
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (2)         (f)     4   -   5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (3)         (f)     4.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1853 (4)         (f)     1   -   4      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Brien, R.B. - Wormald, R.B. 1853         (f)     3.5   -   3.5      Brien, R.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Brien, R.B. - Ranken, C.E. 1854         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Brien, R.B. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1854         (f)     7.5   -   3.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Drew, F.R. - Brien, R.B. 1854         (c)     1   -   0
Brien, R.B. - Janssens, F.G. 1855         (f)     14   -   9
Staunton, H. - Brien, R.B. 1855         (f)     1.5   -   3.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Brien, R.B. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1855 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   6.5
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1855 (1)         (f)     5   -   4      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of the exchange
Lowenthal, J.J. - Brien, R.B. 1855 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   6.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and move
Brien, R.B. - Falkbeer, E.K. 1855 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   2.5
Mongredien, A. (1) - Brien, R.B. 1855         (c)     1   -   0
Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   4.5
Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Brien, R.B. - Green, V. 1865         (f)     5   -   9      Brien, R.B. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Brien, R.B. - Trelawny, J.S.     2 - 0    
  Brien, R.B. - Boden, S.S.     1.5 - 2.5    
  Brien, R.B. - Hodges, W.     1.5 - 2.5    
London, England 1855     Kling's Coffee House Tournament    
  Brien, R.B. - Zytogorski, A.     4 - 5    
London, England 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Brien, R.B. - Green, V.     7 - 6    
Manchester 1857 (1)     1st British Chess Association Congress    
  Brien, R.B. - Pindar, E.D.     0 - 1    
Birmingham and London, England 1858     2nd British Chess Association Congress    
  Brien, R.B. - Bird, H.E.     1 - 1    
  Brien, R.B. - Falkbeer, E.K.     2.5 - 3.5    
London, England 1858     Philidorian Chess Rooms Pools     18  /  28


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022