Tilghman, B.C. – Thompson, J. (1) 1846

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Tilghman, Benjamin    2407 (86) 1/1 
Thompson, James (1)    2276 (59) 0/1 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: 1846
End date: Mar. 1846
The report in the Spirit of the Times identifies the players only as 'Our friend Mr. T-, of the N.Y. Chess Club' and 'Mr. T-l-n' who was one 'of the most distinguished amateurs of that city', i.e., Philadelphia. I am tentatively identifying the New York player as James Thompson (no other candidate seems likely), and 'T-l-n' must be B.C. Tilghman, but no score is given, only that the New York player fared even worse than in his games against 'Mr. V-'. I record this as a soft result of 1-0 for Tilghman, since it helps to establish Tilghman's strength at this early date.
   [SoT], 4 Apr. 1846

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