Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  18  2327 (76) 50
1841  18  2321 (80) 0
1842  24  2316 (82) 0
1843  30  2310 (82) 0
1844  30  2305 (81) 0
1845  35  2299 (78) 0
1846  40  2294 (74) 0
1847  42  2288 (66) 7
1848  35  2300 (65) 0
1849  47  2312 (59) 0
1850  47  2324 (48) 58
1851  56  2303 (58) 0
1852  59  2283 (64) 0
1853  68  2262 (65) 0
1854  69  2241 (63) 8
1855  72  2229 (66) 0
1856  89  2217 (65) 0
1857  96  2204 (61) 12
1858  91  2220 (57) 0
1859  87  2236 (48) 28
1860  99  2199 (51) 18
1861  120  2154 (54) 32
1862  105  2164 (66) 0
1863  99  2175 (74) 0
1864  94  2185 (80) 0
1865  87  2195 (83) 0
1866  86  2206 (86) 12

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
   [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         (c)     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
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

Tournament data

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 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) - Perrin, F.     0 - 2    
New York 1860 (1)     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 (3)     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: 9 Jul. 2015