Meek, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1855  165  1913 (109) 6
1856  183  1922 (102) 0
1857  190  1931 (94) 15
1858  203  1944 (92) 7
1859  229  1933 (100) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Meek, Alexander Beaufort  
   Also known as: Judge Meek
Born: 17 July 1814
Died: 1 Nov. 1865
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 57, 67
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 276
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 52
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 19
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 47
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 2, no. 5, May 1858, page 158
   [FLIN], 11 Oct. 1856
   [FLIN], 12 Sep. 1857
   [FLIN], 31 Oct. 1857
   [FLIN], 14 Nov. 1857
   [FLIN], 17 Apr. 1858
   [GWT], 3 May 1867
   [GWT], 10 May 1867
   [GWT], 24 May 1867
   [GWT], 31 May 1867
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 888, 21 Nov. 1857, page 518
   [NOSS], 12 Nov. 1865
   [NYC], 16 Oct. 1858
   [NYTr], 7 Oct. 1857
   [RT], vol. 9, no. 211, 6 Feb. 1869, page 93
   [SZ], vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 1860, page 77
Web
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress Players]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Judge Meek]

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

Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1855         (c)     6   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1857 (1)         (c)     4   -   0
Paulsen, Ms. A. - Meek, A.B. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1857 (2)         (c)     2   -   0
Montgomery, W.W. - Meek, A.B. 1858         (c)     5   -   2
Morphy, P.C. - Meek, A.B. 1859         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

New York 1857 (4)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Meek, A.B. - Fuller, W.J.A.     3 - 2    
  Meek, A.B. - Morphy, P.C.     0 - 3    


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2023