Gordon, Thomas




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1848  74  2181 (73) 59
1849  98  2184 (78) 3
1850  94  2209 (82) 0
1851  93  2233 (85) 0
1852  78  2257 (87) 0
1853  77  2281 (87) 0
1854  67  2306 (87) 0
1855  63  2330 (85) 0
1856  51  2354 (81) 0
1857  46  2379 (76) 2
1858  42  2399 (73) 0
1859  40  2420 (68) 18
1860  47  2411 (79) 0
1861  51  2402 (88) 0
1862  49  2392 (96) 0
1863  44  2383 (103) 0
1864  51  2374 (109) 0
1865  56  2365 (114) 0
1866  60  2356 (119) 0
1867  61  2347 (123) 0
1868  66  2338 (127) 0
1869  69  2329 (130) 0
1870  76  2320 (134) 0
1871  80  2311 (137) 0
1872  89  2302 (139) 0
1873  92  2292 (142) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gordon, Thomas  
   Also known as: Rev. Thomas Gordon; Rev. Dr. Gordon; Gamma
Born: 22 Dec. 1817
Died: 12 Jan. 1888
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 10, 14, 40
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 145
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 93
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl, xxvi
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 209
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 18, no. 4, Apr. 1898, page 140
   [BCR], vol. 1, no. 8, Aug. 1853, page 238
   [BLL], 23 Feb. 1862, page 1
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 1845, page 32
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 8, Aug. 1845, page 229
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 11, Nov. 1845, page 343
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 8, Aug. 1852, page 229
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 312
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1862, page 67
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 569, 17 July 1852, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 875, 22 Aug. 1857, page 195
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1878, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
   [Pal], vol. 4, no. 8, 15 Aug. 1844, page 378
   [SZ], vol. 4, no. 7, July 1849, page 227
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

Gordon, T. - Michaels, P. 1848         (c)     1   -   0
Gordon, T. - Pendrill (1) 1848         (f)     13   -   12
von der Goltz, A.F. - Gordon, T. 1848 (1)         (c)     21   -   5
von der Goltz, A.F. - Gordon, T. 1848 (2)         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
von der Goltz, A.F. - Gordon, T. 1849         (f)     3   -   0
Gordon, T. - Wayte, W. 1857         (s)     1.5   -   0.5
Donaldson, Jo. - Gordon, T. 1859         (c)     10   -   8

Tournament data

Edinburgh 1873 (1)     Edinburgh Club Chess Party    
  Gordon, T. - Fraser, Ja.C.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2023