Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  17  2325 (76) 50
1841  17  2319 (80) 0
1842  23  2314 (82) 0
1843  31  2308 (83) 0
1844  30  2302 (81) 0
1845  36  2297 (78) 0
1846  40  2291 (74) 0
1847  43  2285 (67) 7
1848  36  2297 (65) 0
1849  47  2309 (59) 0
1850  46  2320 (48) 58
1851  56  2299 (59) 0
1852  61  2277 (64) 0
1853  68  2255 (66) 0
1854  68  2234 (65) 5
1855  71  2231 (67) 0
1856  82  2229 (66) 0
1857  85  2227 (62) 12
1858  76  2248 (59) 0
1859  69  2269 (51) 28
1860  84  2235 (56) 9
1861  97  2199 (61) 11
1862  91  2207 (71) 0
1863  79  2215 (77) 0
1864  73  2222 (82) 0
1865  72  2230 (85) 0
1866  72  2238 (87) 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
   [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
Leonard, J.A. - Thompson, J. (1) 1861         (c)     9   -   0

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 (2)     1st American Chess Congress    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Morphy, P.C.     0 - 3    
New York 1857 (3)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Perrin, F.     0 - 1    
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: 7 Nov. 2014