Ware, Preston




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  126  2170 (61) 27
1859  124  2212 (58) 4
1860  96  2275 (52) 30
1861  98  2279 (53) 34
1862  97  2275 (63) 0
1863  94  2271 (68) 0
1864  97  2267 (71) 0
1865  95  2263 (70) 3
1866  89  2286 (72) 0
1867  74  2310 (71) 0
1868  67  2333 (67) 0
1869  60  2356 (61) 2
1870  54  2375 (52) 15
1871  59  2362 (52) 15
1872  57  2362 (58) 0
1873  59  2362 (58) 0
1874  57  2362 (52) 32
1875  73  2331 (53) 5
1876  76  2309 (51) 14
1877  82  2299 (58) 0
1878  87  2288 (60) 0
1879  92  2278 (57) 0
1880  104  2268 (50) 17
1881  105  2293 (51) 0
1882  93  2318 (45) 31
1883  122  2301 (57) 1
1884  146  2281 (65) 0
1885  169  2261 (69) 0
1886  196  2242 (71) 0
1887  217  2222 (70) 0
1888  232  2202 (67) 20

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ware, Preston  
   Also known as: Preston Ware Jr.
Born: 12 Aug. 1821
Died: 29 Jan. 1890
 
Notes:
Hooper and Whyld (1st ed.) give birth year 1820, but correct it to 1821 in the 2nd edition. Sarah's Morphy website gives his name as 'G. Preston Ware'?
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 385
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 456
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 85, 89, 107, 136
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 130, 181, 581
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 286
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 148
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 333, 375
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 399, 445
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 12
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 97
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 81
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 3, no. 1, July 1899, page 17
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 295, 16 Dec. 1871, page 3
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 299, 21 Dec. 1871, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 1859, page 343
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1860, page 81
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 320
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 36
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1739, 21 Jan. 1872, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 56, no. 1580, 12 Feb. 1870, page 186
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1688, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [NYC], 21 Mar. 1863
   [NYC], 27 Feb. 1869
   [NYC], 31 Jan. 1874
   [SoT], 23 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 15 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
Web
   Sarah.  [Mandarins of the Yellow Buttons]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Scandal of 1880, Part 1], page 2

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (1)         (f)     3   -   2
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (2)         (f)     3   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of a knight
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (3)         (f)     4   -   1      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (4)         (f)     3   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (5)         (f)     0.5   -   5.5      Hammond, G. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Ware, P. 1859         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1860 (1)         (f)     0   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1860 (2)         (f)     10   -   13
Montgomery, H.P. - Ware, P. 1860         (s)     4   -   1
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1861         (f)     18.5   -   15.5
Wells, F. - Ware, P. 1865         (c)     2   -   1
Ware, P. - Delmar, E. (1) 1870         (c)     6   -   4
Ware, P. - Hammond, G. 1870         (f)     2   -   1
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   0.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (2)         (c)     0.5   -   6.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (3)         (f)     7   -   3
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (4)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5
Judd, M. - Ware, P. 1875         (f)     4   -   1
Ware, P. - Ryan, J.S. 1883         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Boston, Massachusetts 1858     Boston Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Richardson, H.     1 - 0    
New York 1869 (4)     New York Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Jones, W.B.     2 - 0    
New York 1870 (1)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Barnett, J.P.     0 - 1    
New York 1870 (4)     Brooklyn Club - Cafe International Team Match     1  /  1
Cleveland 1871 (1)     2nd American Chess Congress - 1st Class Tournament     7  /  15
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     4  /  14
New York 1880 (1)     5th American Chess Congress     5.5  /  17
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     8  /  31
Boston, Massachusetts 1888     Paine Tournament     9  /  20


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022