Ware, Preston




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  126  2167 (61) 27
1859  124  2209 (58) 4
1860  95  2272 (52) 30
1861  98  2276 (53) 34
1862  97  2272 (63) 0
1863  93  2268 (68) 0
1864  97  2264 (71) 0
1865  92  2260 (70) 3
1866  88  2282 (72) 0
1867  73  2305 (71) 0
1868  65  2328 (67) 0
1869  56  2351 (61) 2
1870  51  2368 (52) 15
1871  61  2349 (53) 15
1872  63  2339 (59) 0
1873  67  2330 (60) 0
1874  71  2320 (57) 10
1875  83  2303 (55) 5
1876  85  2292 (52) 14
1877  85  2285 (59) 0
1878  90  2278 (60) 0
1879  92  2270 (58) 0
1880  104  2263 (50) 17
1881  104  2290 (51) 0
1882  93  2316 (45) 31
1883  120  2300 (57) 1
1884  142  2281 (65) 0
1885  166  2261 (69) 0
1886  188  2242 (71) 0
1887  210  2223 (70) 0
1888  226  2203 (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
   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
   [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
   [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         (f)     7   -   3
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: 22 Jul. 2021