Bryan, Thomas




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1843  47  2273 (67) 26
1844  46  2276 (76) 0
1845  53  2278 (81) 0
1846  58  2281 (86) 0
1847  59  2284 (89) 0
1848  56  2286 (91) 0
1849  68  2289 (91) 0
1850  72  2292 (91) 0
1851  72  2294 (90) 0
1852  64  2297 (87) 0
1853  70  2300 (84) 0
1854  69  2303 (78) 0
1855  69  2305 (71) 0
1856  72  2308 (62) 0
1857  71  2311 (48) 65
1858  81  2299 (61) 0
1859  91  2287 (71) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Bryan, Thomas Jefferson  
Born: 1803
Died: 15 May 1870
 
Notes:
Hooper and Whyld give birth date as c1800; Gaige gives c1803. Spinrad gives 'Brian' from The Chess Player. Listed in error as 'Jefferson, B.T.' on Sarah's Morphy contenders page and her Sacrificial Morphy page. A 'Bryant' is listed as a member of the Cercle des Echecs in Paris in 1845, but I suspect this should be 'Bryan, T.' (Le Palamède, 1845, p.135).
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 30, 35, 94
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 86, 510
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 56
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 47
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 51
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 70
Periodicals
   [BLL], 18 May 1845, page 4
   [CMNY], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1858, page 29
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 4, Apr. 1844, page 115
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 6, June 1845, page 179, 187
   [Pal], vol. 3, no. 7, 15 July 1843, page 329
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 3, 15 Mar. 1845, page 135
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 9, 15 Sep. 1845, page 403
   [PDEB], 3 June 1870
   [TFF], 27 May 1870
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [The Sacrificial Morphy]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4259. Staunton v Saint Amant]

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

de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Bryan, T.J. 1843 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   11.5      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and three moves
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Bryan, T.J. 1843 (2)         (c)     5   -   1      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and three moves
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (1)         (c)     33.5   -   21.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (2)         (c)     8   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and three moves
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1859         (c)     2   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 5 May 2020