Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  73  2080 (170) 20
1848  67  2093 (168) 0
1849  100  2105 (165) 0
1850  99  2117 (162) 0
1851  100  2130 (158) 0
1852  91  2142 (155) 0
1853  96  2154 (151) 0
1854  98  2167 (148) 0
1855  104  2179 (144) 0
1856  114  2191 (139) 0
1857  113  2204 (135) 0
1858  118  2216 (130) 0
1859  121  2228 (124) 0
1860  122  2241 (119) 0
1861  115  2253 (112) 0
1862  103  2265 (105) 0
1863  93  2277 (98) 0
1864  89  2290 (89) 0
1865  86  2302 (79) 0
1866  75  2314 (67) 16
1867  70  2324 (71) 0
1868  70  2334 (72) 0
1869  65  2344 (71) 0
1870  65  2354 (68) 0
1871  61  2364 (62) 0
1872  57  2374 (52) 11
1873  63  2350 (47) 13
1874  67  2333 (47) 0
1875  85  2316 (37) 60
1876  77  2314 (38) 26
1877  88  2288 (40) 19
1878  102  2258 (39) 28
1879  101  2265 (41) 17
1880  109  2263 (41) 26
1881  113  2279 (43) 12
1882  125  2273 (41) 16
1883  146  2263 (36) 37
1884  144  2284 (40) 18
1885  164  2266 (42) 16
1886  160  2273 (47) 11
1887  184  2253 (53) 1
1888  208  2228 (54) 3
1889  236  2199 (54) 13
1890  256  2196 (64) 1
1891  289  2181 (72) 1
1892  312  2168 (79) 0
1893  326  2154 (84) 0
1894  356  2141 (88) 1
1895  399  2120 (93) 0
1896  429  2099 (97) 1
1897  460  2084 (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. The Chess Players' Chronicle of Jun. 1875 (p.284) has 'J.S. Minchin' in error.
 
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
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 9, June 1875, page 284
   [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    
Cheltenham 1875     Cheltenham - Clifton 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 1888 (5)     Oxford University - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Barnett, R.W.     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: 19 Aug. 2022