Tilghman, Benjamin




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  24  2419 (86) 1
1847  22  2430 (77) 21
1848  23  2423 (85) 0
1849  28  2416 (91) 0
1850  32  2408 (97) 0
1851  42  2401 (101) 0
1852  39  2394 (105) 0
1853  46  2386 (108) 0
1854  48  2379 (110) 0
1855  48  2372 (112) 0
1856  47  2364 (114) 0
1857  52  2357 (115) 0
1858  58  2350 (116) 0
1859  66  2342 (116) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Tilghman, Benjamin Chew  
Born: 26 Oct. 1822
Died: 3 July 1901
 
Notes:
The Illustrated London News of 14 Apr. 1847 (p.107) and the Chess Player's Chronicle of 11 Sep. 1847 (p.290) have 'Tillman'. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of 29 Mar. 1856 has 'Tilman' and the Illustrated London News of 4 Dec. 1847 has 'J. Tilman'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 39, 358
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 426
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 6
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 26
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 1, no. 5, 1847, page 109
   [CMNY], vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 1859, page 383
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 37, 11 Sep. 1847, page 290
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 1849, page 345
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 1850, page 15
   [FLIN], 29 Mar. 1856
   [FLIN], 14 Jan. 1860
   [ILN], vol. 11, no. 276, 14 Aug. 1847, page 107
   [ILN], vol. 11, no. 292, 4 Dec. 1847, page 371
   [NYC], 26 Nov. 1859
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [The Returning Hero]

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

Tilghman, B.C. - Thompson, J. (1) 1846         (s)     1   -   0
Tilghman, B.C. - Hammond, G. 1847         (f)     15   -   6
Morphy, P.C. - Tilghman, B.C. 1859         (c)     1   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 27 Oct. 2019