Thomas, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  43  2409 (64) 8
1860  39  2435 (61) 5
1861  31  2459 (58) 16
1862  36  2440 (69) 0
1863  36  2420 (78) 0
1864  39  2400 (84) 0
1865  49  2380 (90) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Thomas, William G.  
Born:
Died:
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 233
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 56, 146, 360, 540
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 79
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 101
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 121
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 6
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 26
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. III, page 102
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1592, 28 Mar. 1869, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 44, no. 1246, 20 Feb. 1864, page 195
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1863, page 86
   [NYC], 26 Nov. 1859
   [NYC], 6 Aug. 1864
   [NYTi], 12 Nov. 1858
   [PDEB], 7 June 1867
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4087. James A. Leonard]
   Winter, Edward.  [James A. Leonard]

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

Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (1)         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (2)         (c)     0   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Thomas, W.G. 1859 (3)         (c)     3.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Thomas, W.G. - Leonard, J.A. 1861         (c)     9   -   7
Mackenzie, G.H. - Thomas, W.G. 1865         (f)     1.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1860     1st Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament    
  Thomas, W.G. - Reichhelm, G.C.     1.5 - 3.5          Thomas, W.G. gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2023