Z-base Biographies – a list of players

This is a straight-forward copy of SCID’s “Player Finder” window for my current version of Z-base (v0.4+).

At the moment I’m implementing two new biographer files for SCID, zbase.ssp and zbase.spf.

One contains a list of biographical data (including EDO ratings), the other, 100×80 thumbnail gif-format portraits (when available).


			Games	Oldest Newest	 Elo	Name
		1	 119	1887 - 1898	   0	Alapin, Simon
		2	 139	1890 - 1898	   0	Albin, Adolf
		3	   4	1857 - 1857	   0	Allison, William S.
		4	 137	1851 - 1878	   0	Anderssen, Adolf
		5	  99	1889 - 1898	   0	Baird, David Graham
		6	  70	1889 - 1894	   0	Baird, John Washington
		7	  14	1876 - 1876	   0	Barbour, Lorenzo D.
		8	   1	1888 - 1888	   0	Bardeleben / Weiss
		9	 125	1883 - 1897	   0	Bardeleben, Curt von
		10	  16	1862 - 1862	   0	Barnes, Thomas Wilson
		11	   2	1860 - 1860	   0	Bateman, J. F.
		12	  31	1889 - 1890	   0	Bauer, Johann Hermann
		13	   2	1858 - 1858	   0	Beetlestone (Wolverhampton)
		14	 127	1881 - 1898	   0	Berger, Johann Nepomuk
		15	  46	1879 - 1885	   0	Bier, Max
		16	   1	1888 - 1888	   0	Bird / Blackburne
		17	 359	1851 - 1895	   0	Bird, Henry Edward
		18	 543	1862 - 1898	   0	Blackburne, Joseph Henry
		19	  12	1874 - 1874	   0	Bock, Frederick
		20	   9	1857 - 1861	   0	Boden, Samuel Standidge
		21	  12	1857 - 1858	   0	Brien, Robert Barnett
		22	   2	1851 - 1851	   0	Brodie, Alfred
		23	  43	1889 - 1889	   0	Burille, Constant Ferdinand
		24	 217	1886 - 1898	   0	Burn, Amos
		25	   3	1857 - 1857	   0	Calthrop, Samuel Robert
		26	  62	1890 - 1898	   0	Caro, Horatio
		27	  67	1896 - 1898	   0	Charousek, Rudolf (Rezso)
		28	 272	1881 - 1898	   0	Chigorin, Mikhail
		29	  22	1878 - 1878	   0	Clerc, Albert
		30	  33	1897 - 1898	   0	Cohn, Wilhelm
		31	  18	1880 - 1880	   0	Cohnfeld, Albert
		32	  30	1874 - 1880	   0	Congdon, James Adams
		33	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	Czarnowski, Hieronim
		34	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	D'Andre, Emile
		35	  19	1876 - 1876	   0	Davidson, Harry L.
		36	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	De Riviere, Jules Arnous
		37	  57	1867 - 1872	   0	De Vere, Cecil Valentine
		38	  14	1862 - 1862	   0	Deacon, Frederic
		39	  93	1880 - 1894	   0	Delmar, Eugene
		40	  16	1862 - 1862	   0	Dubois, Serafino
		41	  25	1871 - 1874	   0	Elder, Frederic H.
		42	  17	1876 - 1876	   0	Elson, Jacob
		43	 193	1877 - 1897	   0	Englisch, Berthold
		44	   9	1893 - 1893	   0	Ettlinger, Alfred K.
		45	  19	1858 - 1858	   0	Falkbeer, Ernst Karl
		46	  11	1892 - 1892	   0	Fenton, Richard
		47	   6	1890 - 1890	   0	Feyerfeil, Emil von
		48	   5	1857 - 1857	   0	Fiske, Daniel
		49	  22	1877 - 1879	   0	Flechsig, Ernst
		50	  34	1882 - 1882	   0	Fleissig, Bernhard
		51	  40	1873 - 1873	   0	Fleissig, Max
		52	  11	1877 - 1877	   0	Franke, August Wilhelm
		53	   9	1867 - 1867	   0	Fraser, George Brunton
		54	   9	1867 - 1867	   0	Fraser, James Cunningham
		55	  85	1880 - 1898	   0	Fritz, Alexander
		56	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	From, Martin Severin
		57	   5	1857 - 1857	   0	Fuller, William James Appleton
		58	   2	1860 - 1860	   0	Geake, Edwin
		59	  40	1873 - 1873	   0	Gelbfuhs, Oscar
		60	  22	1878 - 1878	   0	Gifford, Henry W.B.
		61	  11	1877 - 1877	   0	Goering, Carl Theodor
		62	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	Golmayo Zupide, Celso
		63	 112	1872 - 1893	   0	Gossip, George Hatfeild
		64	  85	1885 - 1898	   0	Gottschall, Hermann von
		65	  17	1862 - 1862	   0	Green, Valentine
		66	  20	1880 - 1880	   0	Grundy, James Glover
		67	 220	1883 - 1895	   0	Gunsberg, Isidor
		68	  19	1890 - 1890	   0	Gunston, William Hewison
		69	  16	1888 - 1888	   0	Hall, John Edmund (Bradford)
		70	  19	1893 - 1894	   0	Halpern, Jacob C.
		71	  36	1898 - 1898	   0	Halprin, Alexander
		72	   9	1867 - 1867	   0	Hamel, Sigismund
		73	   3	1858 - 1861	   0	Hampton, Thomas Inglis
		74	  99	1886 - 1894	   0	Hanham, James Moore
		75	  14	1862 - 1862	   0	Hannah, James
		76	  18	1871 - 1871	   0	Harding, Henry
		77	  45	1887 - 1890	   0	Harmonist, Max
		78	   1	1857 - 1857	   0	Harrwitz, Daniel
		79	  16	1871 - 1871	   0	Haughton, William B.
		80	  15	1898 - 1898	   0	Heinrichsen, Arved
		81	  42	1873 - 1873	   0	Heral, Josef
		82	   9	1893 - 1893	   0	Hodges, Albert Beauregard
		83	   6	1860 - 1860	   0	Horne, Benjamin Worthy
		84	  21	1851 - 1861	   0	Horwitz, Bernhard
		85	  30	1871 - 1874	   0	Hosmer, Henry
		86	  52	1882 - 1883	   0	Hruby, Vincenz
		87	   2	1858 - 1858	   0	Hughes, H.
		88	  10	1894 - 1894	   0	Hymes, Edward
		89	   2	1858 - 1858	   0	Ingleby, Clement Mansfield
		90	 138	1894 - 1898	   0	Janowski, David
		91	  34	1892 - 1894	   0	Jasnogrodsky, Nicolai
		92	  17	1871 - 1871	   0	Johnston, A.
		93	 100	1871 - 1889	   0	Judd, Max
		94	   2	1851 - 1851	   0	Kennedy, Edward Shirley
		95	  19	1851 - 1851	   0	Kennedy, Hugh Alexander
		96	  10	1857 - 1874	   0	Kennicott, Hiram
		97	   3	1851 - 1851	   0	Kieseritzky, Lionel
		98	   2	1858 - 1858	   0	Kipping, James Stanley
		99	  15	1880 - 1880	   0	Knorre, Victor
		100	   6	1857 - 1857	   0	Knott, Hubert
		101	  34	1860 - 1867	   0	Kolisch, Ignatz
		102	  18	1883 - 1883	   0	Lange, Max
		103	   9	1890 - 1890	   0	Lasker, Berthold
		104	 112	1889 - 1896	   0	Lasker, Emanuel
		105	   8	1889 - 1889	   0	Leather, Robinson Kay
		106	  68	1888 - 1893	   0	Lee, Francis Joseph
		107	  29	1877 - 1883	   0	Leffmann, Karl
		108	  15	1857 - 1857	   0	Lichtenhein, Theodore
		109	  61	1893 - 1898	   0	Lipke, Paul
		110	  55	1886 - 1889	   0	Lipschutz, Samuel
		111	  47	1888 - 1892	   0	Locock, Charles Dealtry
		112	  35	1851 - 1862	   0	Loewenthal, Johann Jacob
		113	  36	1889 - 1892	   0	Loman, Rudolf Johannes
		114	   2	1851 - 1851	   0	Lowe, Edward
		115	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	Loyd, Samuel
		116	  30	1862 - 1872	   0	MacDonnell, George Alcock
		117	  40	1889 - 1889	   0	MacLeod, Nicholas M.
		118	 245	1871 - 1890	   0	Mackenzie, George Henry
		119	  22	1890 - 1892	   0	Makovetz, Gyula
		120	  11	1857 - 1857	   0	Marache, Napoleon
		121	 144	1890 - 1898	   0	Marco, Georg
		122	  66	1896 - 1898	   0	Maroczy, Geza
		123	   8	1872 - 1872	   0	Martin, William
		124	  47	1876 - 1889	   0	Martinez, Dionisio M.
		125	 395	1876 - 1895	   0	Mason, James
		126	   2	1851 - 1851	   0	Mayet, Karl
		127	   8	1857 - 1857	   0	Meek, Alexander Beaufort
		128	  74	1873 - 1882	   0	Meitner, Philipp
		129	  75	1877 - 1897	   0	Metger, Johannes
		130	  87	1889 - 1895	   0	Mieses, Jacques
		131	 100	1870 - 1890	   0	Minckwitz, Johannes
		132	  18	1880 - 1880	   0	Moehle, Charles
		133	  19	1862 - 1862	   0	Mongredien, Augustus
		134	   7	1857 - 1857	   0	Montgomery, Hardman Philips
		135	  20	1857 - 1858	   0	Morphy, Paul
		136	  88	1883 - 1892	   0	Mortimer, James
		137	  14	1851 - 1851	   0	Mucklow, James Swain
		138	  19	1890 - 1890	   0	Mueller, Oscar Conrad
		139	  49	1867 - 1870	   0	Neumann, Gustav Richard
		140	   2	1851 - 1851	   0	Newham, Samuel
		141	 150	1881 - 1896	   0	Noa, Josef
		142	  13	1893 - 1893	   0	Olly, Edward N.
		143	  71	1858 - 1890	   0	Owen, John
		144	 245	1857 - 1889	   0	Paulsen, Louis
		145	 104	1877 - 1892	   0	Paulsen, Wilfried
		146	  21	1857 - 1874	   0	Perrin, Frederick
		147	 142	1893 - 1898	   0	Pillsbury, Harry Nelson
		148	   2	1857 - 1857	   0	Pindar, Edward
		149	  74	1873 - 1881	   0	Pitschel, Karl
		150	 122	1885 - 1895	   0	Pollock, William H. K.
		151	  27	1896 - 1898	   0	Popiel, Ignatz von
		152	  34	1892 - 1896	   0	Porges, Moritz
		153	   3	1860 - 1860	   0	Puller, Arthur Giles
		154	   2	1860 - 1860	   0	Rainger, Frederick George
		155	  10	1885 - 1885	   0	Ranken, Charles Edwards
		156	  19	1857 - 1857	   0	Raphael, Benjamin
		157	  10	1894 - 1894	   0	Ricardo-Rocamora, Salomon
		158	  62	1879 - 1885	   0	Riemann, Fritz
		159	  14	1876 - 1876	   0	Roberts, Albert
		160	   9	1867 - 1867	   0	Robertson, James Alexander
		161	  13	1862 - 1862	   0	Robey, James
		162	 145	1867 - 1883	   0	Rosenthal, Samuel
		163	  24	1867 - 1867	   0	Rousseau, Eugene
		164	  27	1888 - 1892	   0	Rumboll, Alfred (Bath)
		165	  31	1880 - 1893	   0	Ryan, John S.
		166	   9	1886 - 1886	   0	Rynd, Porterfield
		167	   5	1858 - 1858	   0	Saint Amant, Pierre C.F. de
		168	   4	1858 - 1858	   0	Salmon, George
		169	 219	1877 - 1898	   0	Schallopp, Emil
		170	  80	1887 - 1894	   0	Scheve, Theodor von
		171	 163	1887 - 1898	   0	Schiffers, Emanuel Stepanovich
		172	 137	1894 - 1898	   0	Schlechter, Carl
		173	  31	1880 - 1881	   0	Schmid, Carl Friedrich
		174	  13	1893 - 1893	   0	Schmidt, Louis
		175	  77	1879 - 1892	   0	Schottlaender, Arnold
		176	  16	1881 - 1881	   0	Schuetz, H. von
		177	 109	1873 - 1898	   0	Schwarz, Adolf
		178	  34	1881 - 1883	   0	Schwarz, Jacques
		179	  15	1880 - 1880	   0	Schwede, Constantin
		180	  54	1880 - 1883	   0	Sellman, Alexander G.
		181	  25	1893 - 1894	   0	Seuffert, Paul Klemens
		182	 142	1889 - 1898	   0	Showalter, Jackson Whipps
		183	  44	1883 - 1888	   0	Skipworth, Arthur
		184	   4	1858 - 1858	   0	Smith, C.F.
		185	  16	1871 - 1871	   0	Smith, Harsen Darwin
		186	   1	1857 - 1857	   0	Soul, John (Liverpool)
		187	   9	1867 - 1867	   0	Spens, Walter Cook
		188	  14	1857 - 1861	   0	Stanley, Charles Henry
		189	  26	1851 - 1858	   0	Staunton, Howard
		190	 298	1862 - 1898	   0	Steinitz, Wilhelm
		191	  35	1894 - 1897	   0	Suechting, Hugo
		192	   2	1858 - 1858	   0	Szabo, Djuro
		193	  17	1851 - 1851	   0	Szen, Jozsef
		194	 199	1885 - 1898	   0	Tarrasch, Siegbert
		195	 152	1885 - 1893	   0	Taubenhaus, Jean
		196	  79	1893 - 1897	   0	Teichmann, Richard
		197	   3	1857 - 1857	   0	Thompson, James
		198	  54	1885 - 1890	   0	Thorold, Edmund
		199	  45	1890 - 1895	   0	Tinsley, Samuel
		200	  36	1898 - 1898	   0	Trenchard, Herbert William
		201	   8	1889 - 1889	   0	Van Foreest, Arnold E.
		202	  43	1889 - 1893	   0	Van Vliet, Louis
		203	   8	1893 - 1893	   0	Varain, Ernst
		204	  21	1895 - 1895	   0	Vergani, Beniamino
		205	 148	1892 - 1898	   0	Walbrodt, Carl August
		206	  84	1871 - 1882	   0	Ware, Preston
		207	   2	1861 - 1861	   0	Wayte, William
		208	 154	1882 - 1889	   0	Weiss, Miksa
		209	  42	1879 - 1881	   0	Wemmers, Carl
		210	  17	1894 - 1894	   0	Weydlich, Kasimir de
		211	  22	1851 - 1851	   0	Williams, Elijah
		212	   2	1861 - 1861	   0	Wilson, William John
		213	 269	1867 - 1897	   0	Winawer, Szymon
		214	   7	1872 - 1872	   0	Wisker, John
		215	  50	1881 - 1882	   0	Wittek, Alexander
		216	  24	1851 - 1851	   0	Wyvill, Marmaduke
		217	  35	1894 - 1897	   0	Zinkl, Adolf Julius
		218	 171	1872 - 1887	   0	Zukertort, Johannes Hermann
		219	   4	1860 - 1860	   0	Zytogorski, Adolf

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2 thoughts on “Z-base Biographies – a list of players

  1. American Chess Magazine had a number of player photos, although the Google Books scans seem a bit iffy. I checked Hathitrust and they don’t seem much better (same scans?). Someone with access to originals might do better.

    • Right, I probably have several of them already waiting for me in my Photo/Misc folder.

      I think Hathitrust is basically a distributor of Google Book scans. I don’t really understand what’s going on there – many of the scans are PD, from American libraries (e.g. Harvard, Princeton, Michigan), with Google watermarks – but not on Google Books.

      Why not? (I don’t know.)

      I fully agree that many of the scans are poor quality (often with de Moire patterns, etc.), done at poor resolution (i.e. 300x300dpi(?), good for text scanning, but not photos).

      On the other hand, even if done with hi-res I think many of these photographs would require photo-shop retouching. At least, I’m doing that for the low-res scans I use. Getting rid of noise, despeckling, adjusting contrast/lighting, removing spurious background features when cropping, etc., etc.

      Since I’m aiming for 100×80 (or would that be 80×100?) final output, I can get away with a lot of finagling (or as some might put it – artistic license).

      Usually, I do try to find as hi-res a image as possible on the net, to use as the foundation, and to save for later use. I first start by using historic.ssp (the pre-existing SCID images – out of laziness), then search my local folders, then try for a hi-res hit on Winter’s site (he does have some of the best – especially for early American tournaments). Then a general web search, and one on Google Books.

      The trick sometimes, is to find a group photo/illustration where the “subject of interest” (in the “matter”) isn’t named. So, I usually try to track down the Tournament Finder results, and again check my local folders, then as above.

      Eg. Winter had some obscure Austria-Hungarian players in a rare poster that allowed me to get a few obscure player portraits.

      I’m still looking for help in actually processing my list – I’m up to Hanham (#74/216 – though a few alliances slight distort the numbers).

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