Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  18  2324 (77) 50
1841  18  2319 (80) 0
1842  24  2313 (82) 0
1843  30  2308 (83) 0
1844  30  2303 (81) 0
1845  35  2297 (78) 0
1846  40  2292 (74) 0
1847  42  2286 (67) 7
1848  35  2298 (65) 0
1849  47  2310 (59) 0
1850  46  2322 (48) 58
1851  55  2302 (58) 0
1852  57  2282 (64) 0
1853  68  2262 (65) 0
1854  69  2242 (63) 8
1855  72  2230 (66) 0
1856  87  2218 (65) 0
1857  97  2207 (61) 12
1858  89  2224 (57) 0
1859  85  2241 (48) 28
1860  96  2207 (50) 18
1861  117  2167 (53) 32
1862  101  2187 (64) 0
1863  90  2208 (70) 0
1864  75  2229 (74) 0
1865  70  2249 (76) 0
1866  64  2270 (76) 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
   [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
Maurian, C.A. - Thompson, J. (1) 1866         (s)     0.5   -   0.5

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: 29 Aug. 2015