Elson, Jacob




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  65  2335 (77) 19
1860  53  2371 (69) 2
1861  44  2394 (62) 8
1862  43  2384 (61) 13
1863  38  2381 (68) 0
1864  42  2377 (73) 0
1865  42  2374 (74) 0
1866  48  2370 (74) 0
1867  49  2367 (72) 2
1868  49  2359 (69) 0
1869  46  2350 (64) 12
1870  48  2356 (60) 31
1871  44  2372 (64) 0
1872  42  2387 (65) 0
1873  33  2403 (63) 0
1874  31  2418 (57) 0
1875  30  2434 (44) 25
1876  32  2423 (43) 30
1877  36  2420 (55) 0
1878  36  2417 (62) 0
1879  39  2414 (64) 0
1880  44  2411 (63) 3
1881  48  2418 (62) 0
1882  50  2424 (58) 10
1883  50  2427 (60) 5
1884  53  2426 (63) 6
1885  58  2414 (71) 0
1886  64  2402 (77) 0
1887  72  2390 (80) 0
1888  77  2379 (82) 0
1889  86  2367 (82) 2
1890  90  2355 (86) 0
1891  108  2343 (88) 0
1892  122  2330 (89) 0
1893  129  2318 (89) 0
1894  138  2306 (88) 0
1895  151  2294 (85) 1
1896  158  2286 (83) 1
1897  168  2276 (83) 4
1898  194  2257 (87) 2
1899  218  2236 (93) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Elson, Jacob  
Born: 8 Apr. 1839
Died: 28 Jan. 1909
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 107
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 88, 89, 104
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 99
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 117
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 319, 402
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 385
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 11
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 46, 77, 366
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 107
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. III, page 101
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 31, 21 Dec. 1871, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 26
   [CMNY], vol. 4, Sep. 1860, page 280
   [CPQC], vol. 1, May 1868, page 54
   [CW], vol. 3, Dec. 1867, page 322
   [Era], vol. 31, 28 Mar. 1869, page 4
   [Era], vol. 32, 8 May 1870, page 7
   [Era], vol. 34, 21 Jan. 1872, page 14
   [FLIN], 11 June 1859
   [ILN], vol. 60, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [ILN], vol. 66, 12 June 1875, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 69, 9 Sep. 1876, page 255
   [NYC], 15 Dec. 1860
   [NYC], 2 May 1868
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
Web
   Brennen, Neil R.  [Chess Reconstruction: Jacob Elson in Memphis]
   Sericano, C.  [Philadelphia 1876]

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

Newman, L.C. - Elson, J. 1859 (1)         (c)     3   -   3      Newman, L.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Newman, L.C. - Elson, J. 1859 (2)         (c)     8   -   5      Newman, L.C. gave odds of the move
Elson, J. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (c)     2   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Elson, J. 1861         (c)     4   -   4
Reichhelm, G.C. - Elson, J. 1862         (f)     8   -   5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1867         (c)     1   -   1
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   2.5
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     0.5   -   0.5
Elson, J. - Mason, Ja. 1870         (c)     1   -   0
Elson, J. - Wernich, H. 1870         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Delmar, E. (1) - Elson, J. 1870         (f)     3   -   2
Elson, J. - Hicken, F.A. 1870         (f)     7   -   5      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Maurice (1) 1870         (f)     4.5   -   5.5      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Delmar, E. (1) 1875         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Mason, Ja. - Elson, J. 1875         (c)     5.5   -   2.5
Bird, H.E. - Elson, J. 1876         (c)     6   -   1
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1876         (c)     5.5   -   0.5
Sellman, A.G. - Elson, J. 1880         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1880         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Elson, J. 1883         (c)     2   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Bird, H.E. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     37.5  /  52
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     8  /  14
  Elson, J. - Davidson, H. (1)     2 - 1    
Philadelphia 1882     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     7  /  10
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Davidson, H. (1)     0.5 - 1.5    
Philadelphia 1884 (1)     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     5.5  /  7
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Elson, J. - Gedalia, C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1896 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Simonson, G.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1897 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Elson, J. - Boice, W.S.     1 - 0    
  Elson, J. - Rhoads, J.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Elson, J. - Barrett, S.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia and New York 1897     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Elson, J. - Halpern, J.C.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1898 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Elson, J. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
  Elson, J. - Barclay, A.C.     1 - 0    
  Elson, J. - Roeske, J.F.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Rocamora, S.R.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 15 Jan. 2020