Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  23  2337 (75) 50
1841  26  2328 (77) 0
1842  32  2320 (78) 0
1843  38  2312 (77) 0
1844  39  2304 (74) 0
1845  44  2295 (68) 0
1846  49  2287 (60) 19
1847  47  2304 (59) 7
1848  40  2327 (60) 0
1849  47  2350 (56) 0
1850  44  2373 (46) 58
1851  49  2381 (55) 0
1852  41  2389 (58) 0
1853  44  2396 (56) 3
1854  43  2394 (50) 8
1855  35  2415 (42) 51
1856  50  2363 (51) 0
1857  75  2310 (52) 12
1858  83  2299 (51) 2
1859  89  2293 (42) 41
1860  117  2247 (45) 20
1861  137  2207 (48) 32
1862  126  2220 (59) 0
1863  112  2234 (65) 0
1864  109  2248 (68) 0
1865  98  2262 (67) 0
1866  92  2275 (63) 13
1867  105  2251 (68) 2
1868  120  2231 (72) 0
1869  137  2211 (74) 2
1870  142  2201 (76) 6

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. The Spirit of the Times of 16 Apr. 1859 has 'T.T. Thom0son' [sic] as treasurer of the New York Club, but it is clear from other sources that it was James Thompson.
 
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
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 88
Periodicals
   [Alb], 14 Apr. 1866
   [BDE], vol. 30, no. 287, 5 Dec. 1870, page 4
   [CMNY], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1858, page 382
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1860, page 126
   [Era], vol. 21, no. 1077, 15 May 1859, page 14
   [FLIN], 19 Jan. 1856
   [FLIN], 4 Oct. 1856
   [FLIN], 9 May 1857
   [FLIN], 14 Nov. 1857
   [FLIN], 17 Apr. 1858
   [ILN], vol. 30, no. 855, 25 Apr. 1857, page 393
   [ILN], vol. 30, no. 863, 13 June 1857, page 585
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 888, 21 Nov. 1857, page 518
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1634, 28 Jan. 1871, page 91
   [NYC], 6 Dec. 1862
   [NYC], 11 Feb. 1871
   [NYSP], 9 Apr. 1859
   [Reg], vol. 2, no. 9, Sep. 1850, page 283
   [RT], vol. 9, no. 220, 10 Apr. 1869, page 237
   [SoT], 16 Apr. 1859
   [SoT], 10 Dec. 1870
   [TFF], 9 Dec. 1870
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 33, 1 Jan. 1871, page 138
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
Vezin, C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1846         (c)     11.5   -   6.5
Tilghman, B.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1846         (s)     1   -   0
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
Dubois, S. - Thompson, J. (1) 1855         (c)     20   -   8
Thompson, J. (1) - Tassinari, G. 1855         (s)     2.5   -   3.5
Thompson, J. (1) - Mead, C.D. 1857         (f)     1.5   -   1.5
Morphy, P.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1857         (c)     5   -   0
Filiberti, F. - Thompson, J. (1) 1858         (s)     1.5   -   0.5
Schulten, J.W. - Thompson, J. (1) 1859         (s)     1   -   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
Thompson, J. (1) - Schultz, C.H. 1859         (f)     6.5   -   3.5
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
Perrin, F. - Thompson, J. (1) 1870         (c)     2   -   2

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)     Brooklyn Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Horner, W.     0 - 1    
New York 1859 (3)     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 (1)     3 - 1    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Warner, J.C.     3.5 - 1.5    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mackenzie, G.H.     0 - 3    
New York 1867     New York Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Zerega (1)     1 - 1    
New York 1869 (4)     New York Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mackenzie, G.H.     0 - 2          Mackenzie, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move
New York 1870 (1)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Thompson, J. (1) - Mackenzie, G.H.     0 - 2          Mackenzie, G.H. gave odds of pawn and move


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021