Hannah, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  50  2236 (74) 8
1847  52  2255 (73) 0
1848  44  2275 (69) 11
1849  58  2278 (76) 0
1850  62  2282 (80) 0
1851  63  2285 (83) 0
1852  60  2289 (84) 0
1853  65  2293 (84) 0
1854  63  2296 (82) 0
1855  64  2300 (79) 0
1856  70  2303 (74) 6
1857  63  2317 (67) 21
1858  64  2319 (69) 0
1859  69  2320 (69) 0
1860  73  2322 (65) 1
1861  62  2339 (60) 0
1862  52  2357 (50) 30

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hannah, James Washington  
Born: 1826
Died: 22 Jan. 1863
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'W. Hannah' who appears in Tomlinson's Chess Player's Annual 1856, and in the Era of 25 May 1862 (p.5) and 20 Jul. 1862 (p.5), is actually James Washington Hannah. The latter is given as 'J. Hannah' on p.173 of Löwenthal's book of the 1862 Congress in London, but as 'J.W. Hannah' on p.xl.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 161
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page 173, xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 94, 115
   Tomlinson, Chess Player's Annual 1856, page 245
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [Era], vol. 24, 25 May 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 25, 1 Feb. 1863, page 7
   [NYC], 7 Mar. 1863
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Staunton, H. - Hannah, J.W. 1846         (f)     5.5   -   2.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of a knight
Williams, E. (1) - Hannah, J.W. 1848         (f)     7   -   4
MacGregor, E.A.M. - Hannah, J.W. 1856         (f)     4.5   -   1.5
Hannah, J.W. - Lowe, E. 1857         (f)     13   -   8
MacDonnell, G.A. - Hannah, J.W. 1862         (f)     2.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

London, England 1860 (3)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Hannah, J.W. - Arndt, A.     1 - 0          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of a knight
  Hannah, J.W. - Wormald, R.B.     0 - 1    
London, England 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Hannah, J.W. - Mongredien, A. (1)     0 - 1    
London, England 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     4.5  /  11
London, England 1862 (4)     Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)    
  Hannah, J.W. - Young, H.T.     2 - 0          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Falkbeer, E.K.     2 - 0          Falkbeer, E.K. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Deacon, F.H.     0.5 - 1.5          Deacon, F.H. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Deacon, F.H.     0.5 - 1.5    
  Hannah, J.W. - Green, V.     2 - 0    
  Hannah, J.W. - Solomons, S.     3 - 2          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of the move


Player information updated: 28 May 2016