Hannah, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  65  2229 (74) 8
1847  66  2251 (73) 0
1848  60  2273 (69) 11
1849  72  2276 (76) 0
1850  75  2279 (80) 0
1851  78  2281 (83) 0
1852  72  2284 (84) 0
1853  76  2287 (84) 0
1854  73  2289 (82) 0
1855  73  2292 (79) 0
1856  75  2295 (74) 6
1857  72  2308 (66) 21
1858  75  2310 (69) 0
1859  79  2313 (68) 0
1860  84  2316 (65) 1
1861  79  2334 (60) 0
1862  64  2353 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 37, 575
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 41, 51
   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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 69
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1235, 25 May 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1243, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1271, 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)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     4.5  /  11
London, England 1862 (4)     British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  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: 3 Apr. 2022