Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  73  2079 (170) 20
1848  66  2091 (168) 0
1849  98  2104 (165) 0
1850  97  2116 (162) 0
1851  99  2128 (158) 0
1852  91  2140 (155) 0
1853  95  2153 (151) 0
1854  98  2165 (148) 0
1855  104  2177 (144) 0
1856  112  2190 (139) 0
1857  115  2202 (135) 0
1858  117  2214 (130) 0
1859  120  2226 (125) 0
1860  121  2239 (119) 0
1861  116  2251 (112) 0
1862  102  2263 (105) 0
1863  92  2276 (98) 0
1864  87  2288 (89) 0
1865  86  2300 (79) 0
1866  75  2313 (67) 16
1867  70  2323 (71) 0
1868  68  2333 (72) 0
1869  63  2343 (72) 0
1870  62  2353 (68) 0
1871  58  2363 (62) 0
1872  55  2373 (52) 11
1873  63  2348 (47) 13
1874  68  2332 (48) 0
1875  78  2316 (38) 59
1876  75  2311 (38) 26
1877  88  2283 (40) 19
1878  100  2253 (39) 28
1879  99  2262 (41) 17
1880  109  2260 (41) 26
1881  115  2278 (43) 12
1882  123  2271 (41) 16
1883  145  2262 (36) 37
1884  145  2283 (40) 18
1885  166  2265 (43) 16
1886  160  2273 (47) 11
1887  180  2256 (54) 1
1888  205  2232 (55) 2
1889  232  2201 (54) 13
1890  256  2198 (64) 1
1891  283  2182 (72) 1
1892  307  2169 (79) 0
1893  322  2155 (84) 0
1894  354  2141 (88) 1
1895  391  2120 (93) 0
1896  420  2099 (97) 1
1897  445  2083 (103) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Minchin, James Innes  
Born: 12 Mar. 1825
Died: 18 Jan. 1903
 
Notes:
Sergeant says he died in the last month of 1902 at age 78, whereas Gaige gives date of death as 18 Jan. 1903 at age 77.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 100, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 284
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 88, 192, 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 120, 197, 258
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 174
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 170, 241
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1934, 19 Aug. 1876, page 179
Web
   Lundy, Daryll.  [James Innes Minchin]
   Russell, Hanon W.  [The Match Steinitz v. Zukertort, Part Five], page 1
   Russell, Hanon W.  [The Match Steinitz v. Zukertort, Part One], page 1
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Agar, V. - Minchin, J.I. 1847         (c)     17.5   -   2.5
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (1)         (c)     17   -   13
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (2)         (c)     11   -   5
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1877         (f)     11.5   -   7.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (1)         (f)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (2)         (f)     0.5   -   1.5      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (3)         (f)     1   -   0
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1880         (f)     12.5   -   3.5
Minchin, J.I. - Gattie, W.M. 1882         (f)     1   -   5      Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1885         (f)     7   -   2

Tournament data

London, England 1866 (1)     1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6.5  /  14
London, England 1866 (2)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Burne, E.     2 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Green, S.J.     0 - 2          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of the move
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5  /  7
Glasgow and London, England 1872     Crystal Palace Meeting: Glasgow-London Telegraph Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ballard, W.R.     0 - 1    
  Minchin, J.I. - Heathcote, J.M.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Minchin, J.I. - Tennant, A.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Baxter, C.M.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Burt, J.N. (1)     1 - 0    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wisker, J.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Oxford 1873     Bristol and Clifton Club - Oxford University Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     6  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     2.5  /  12
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     9  /  12
London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hoffer, L.     0 - 2    
London, England 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  14
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Coker, J.     0 - 1    
  Minchin, J.I. - Tudor, H.E.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1879 (3)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     7.5  /  12
London, England 1880 (1)     Lowenthal Challenge Cup Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wayte, W.     3.5 - 1.5    
  Minchin, J.I. - Lindsay, W.A.     4 - 1    
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Janssens, F.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1881 (3)     Lowenthal Challenge Cup Tournament     10  /  12
London, England 1882 (9)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
London, England 1883 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  12
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     12  /  25
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Perry, A.T.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1884 (8)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2.5  /  6
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Vyse, W.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     4  /  6
London, England 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Tinsley, S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1886 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     4  /  10
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ingoldsby, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1889 (7)     Saint George's Chess Club Championship     5  /  11
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hooke, G.A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wilmot, B.D.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, P.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Coxhead, J.G.L.     1 - 0    
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Passmore, S.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022