Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  17  2338 (77) 50
1841  18  2334 (80) 0
1842  24  2330 (82) 0
1843  30  2326 (83) 0
1844  29  2323 (81) 0
1845  34  2319 (78) 0
1846  38  2315 (74) 0
1847  39  2311 (66) 7
1848  34  2326 (64) 0
1849  42  2341 (59) 0
1850  39  2356 (47) 58
1851  44  2357 (57) 0
1852  41  2359 (60) 0
1853  42  2360 (60) 3
1854  44  2350 (57) 8
1855  37  2359 (55) 17
1856  52  2322 (59) 0
1857  67  2285 (57) 12
1858  67  2284 (55) 0
1859  75  2284 (46) 29
1860  92  2239 (49) 20
1861  111  2199 (52) 32
1862  93  2217 (63) 0
1863  78  2235 (70) 0
1864  72  2252 (74) 0
1865  65  2270 (76) 0
1866  61  2288 (75) 13

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Thompson, James (1)  
Born: 23 Sep. 1804
Died: 2 Dec. 1870
 
Notes:
Gilberg, Hillyer, Lange and Reichhelm say he was born in 1805. Sarah's Morphy website says he was born in 1808, but she also quotes Max Lange, who gives 1805. Gaige gives his birth date as 23-09-1804.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 74, 126
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 67, 402, 540
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 424
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 77
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 47, 201
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 52
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 7
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 302
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Dec. 1858, page 382
   [CMNY], vol. 4, Apr. 1860, page 126
   [Era], vol. 21, 15 May 1859, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 30, 25 Apr. 1857, page 393
   [ILN], vol. 30, 13 June 1857, page 585
   [ILN], vol. 31, 21 Nov. 1857, page 518
   [ILN], vol. 58, 28 Jan. 1871, page 91
   [NYC], 6 Dec. 1862
   [Reg], vol. 2, Sep. 1850, page 283
Web
   Pope, Nick.  [Gallery of Chess Portraits - No. II]
   Sarah.  [American Chess Congress Players]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [William James Appleton Fuller]
   Sericano, C.  [Gerolamo Tassinari]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Thompson, J. (1) 1840         (s)     24   -   26      Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. gave odds of pawn and move
Hammond, G. - Thompson, J. (1) 1847         (f)     3.5   -   3.5
Turner, J.H. - Thompson, J. (1) 1850         (f)     6   -   2
Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. - Thompson, J. (1) 1850         (s)     24   -   26      Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. gave odds of pawn and move
Thompson, J. (1) - Mead, C.D. 1857         (f)     1.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1857         (c)     5   -   0
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (1)         (c)     1   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859 (3)         (f)     10   -   6      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (c)     3   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (c)     2   -   0
Hammond, G. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (f)     5   -   4
Leonard, J.A. - Thompson, J. (1) 1861         (c)     9   -   0
Hammond, G. - Thompson, J. (1) 1861 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Hammond, G. - Thompson, J. (1) 1861 (2)         (c)     9   -   5
Maurian, C.A. - Thompson, J. (1) 1866         (s)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

New York 1853     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Loyd, T.     1 - 0    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mantin, M.     1 - 0    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Marache, N.     1 - 0    
New York 1854     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Anderson, C.E.     3 - 0    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Perrin, F.     1.5 - 3.5    
New York 1855     New York Chess Club Championship    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Hamilton, N.J.     3 - 1          Thompson, J. (1) gave odds of a rook
  Thompson, J. (1) - Perrin, F.     3 - 0    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Marache, N.     4 - 3    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mohle, A.     2 - 0          Thompson, J. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mohle, A.     1 - 0          Thompson, J. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
New York 1857 (1)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Perrin, F.     0 - 1    
New York 1857 (4)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Morphy, P.C.     0 - 3    
New York 1859 (2)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Marache, N.     1 - 0    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Perrin, F.     0 - 2    
New York 1860 (2)     New York Chess Club Handicap Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Hawes, D.     1 - 1          Thompson, J. (1) gave odds of a knight
  Thompson, J. (1) - Hawes, D.     0 - 1          Thompson, J. (1) gave odds of a rook
New York 1860 (4)     New York - Brooklyn Club Match    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Marache, N.     1 - 1    
New York 1861 (2)     New York Chess Club Grand Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Leonard, J.A.     0 - 2    
New York 1866     New York Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Zerega, A.     3 - 1    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Warner, J.C.     3.5 - 1.5    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mackenzie, G.H.     0 - 3    


Player information updated: 6 Feb. 2016