Hannah, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  55  2241 (74) 8
1847  59  2261 (73) 0
1848  49  2280 (69) 11
1849  62  2283 (76) 0
1850  65  2286 (80) 0
1851  69  2288 (83) 0
1852  65  2291 (84) 0
1853  71  2293 (84) 0
1854  72  2296 (82) 0
1855  70  2299 (79) 0
1856  75  2301 (74) 6
1857  71  2315 (66) 21
1858  72  2317 (69) 0
1859  77  2319 (68) 0
1860  78  2322 (65) 1
1861  74  2340 (60) 0
1862  58  2359 (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