Thompson, James (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1840  26  2317 (75) 50
1841  29  2310 (77) 0
1842  39  2303 (78) 0
1843  44  2297 (77) 0
1844  45  2290 (74) 0
1845  52  2283 (68) 0
1846  60  2276 (59) 19
1847  56  2293 (59) 7
1848  49  2316 (60) 0
1849  55  2339 (56) 0
1850  52  2361 (46) 58
1851  51  2369 (55) 0
1852  48  2376 (58) 0
1853  46  2384 (56) 3
1854  46  2381 (50) 8
1855  42  2402 (42) 51
1856  57  2349 (51) 0
1857  79  2296 (52) 12
1858  88  2283 (51) 2
1859  96  2275 (42) 41
1860  127  2229 (45) 20
1861  153  2190 (48) 32
1862  142  2204 (59) 0
1863  128  2217 (65) 0
1864  126  2231 (68) 0
1865  115  2245 (67) 0
1866  108  2258 (63) 13
1867  122  2234 (68) 2
1868  145  2214 (72) 0
1869  156  2194 (74) 2
1870  165  2183 (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
   [SZ], vol. 5, no. 10, Oct. 1850, page 364
   [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, A. (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, A. (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: 2 Oct. 2023