Mortimer, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  145  2201 (74) 11
1863  124  2223 (69) 1
1864  110  2251 (63) 11
1865  104  2257 (61) 9
1866  115  2251 (63) 0
1867  113  2246 (62) 10
1868  122  2236 (66) 0
1869  130  2227 (68) 13
1870  132  2226 (75) 0
1871  131  2225 (80) 0
1872  132  2224 (84) 0
1873  134  2222 (86) 0
1874  137  2221 (86) 0
1875  148  2220 (86) 0
1876  135  2219 (84) 0
1877  130  2218 (81) 0
1878  136  2216 (76) 0
1879  138  2215 (70) 4
1880  139  2220 (66) 0
1881  148  2225 (59) 6
1882  149  2233 (55) 0
1883  160  2240 (45) 30
1884  175  2241 (47) 0
1885  182  2242 (39) 21
1886  175  2251 (35) 45
1887  191  2239 (39) 9
1888  158  2280 (33) 51
1889  165  2276 (37) 15
1890  145  2294 (35) 32
1891  159  2285 (38) 19
1892  196  2261 (42) 11
1893  191  2259 (44) 1
1894  185  2263 (35) 74
1895  234  2230 (44) 0
1896  267  2197 (41) 25
1897  293  2180 (51) 0
1898  329  2164 (53) 2
1899  362  2152 (52) 0
1900  382  2139 (44) 22
1901  401  2136 (40) 17
1902  451  2118 (36) 39
1903  428  2131 (36) 20
1904  447  2140 (31) 59
1905  452  2139 (38) 15
1906  481  2129 (39) 11
1907  500  2122 (35) 45
1908  501  2131 (37) 19
1909  632  2087 (40) 17
1910  679  2061 (42) 17
1911  781  2024 (50) 16

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Mortimer, James  
Born: 22 Apr. 1833
Died: 24 Feb. 1911
 
Notes:
Golombek has birth date 02-04-1833. Gaige has birth date 22-04-1833. Hilbert reports an alterate birth date of 22-04-1832 given in the British Chess Magazine of 1905, but thinks Gaige probably correct. Sergeant also gives 22-04-1832.
 
References
Books
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 307
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 312
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 89
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 324, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 291
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 205
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 105
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 231, 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 95, 255, 269
   Hilbert, Napier, page 132
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 92
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 218
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 264
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 315, 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 154, 255
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 183
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 87
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 218
   Zavatarelli, Gloomy Fate of Arthur Towle Marriott, page 95
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 187
Periodicals
   [NR], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1862, page 8
   [PF], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1865, page 355
   [SZ], vol. 20, no. 8, Aug. 1865, page 247
Web
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [James Mortimer]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Discart, F.F. - Mortimer, J. 1862         (c)     10   -   1
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1864         (f)     7   -   4
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1865         (f)     5   -   2
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1867         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     5   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Mortimer, J. 1869         (c)     2   -   1
Beskrovny, M.S. - Mortimer, J. 1879         (c)     2   -   2
Barnes, A.P. - Mortimer, J. 1881         (c)     3   -   3
Mortimer, J. - Hunter, A. 1888         (f)     5   -   3
Gunsberg, I.A. - Mortimer, J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Albin, A. - Mortimer, J. 1894         (c)     54   -   20
Trenchard, H.W. - Mortimer, J. 1896         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Jones, Ed.O. - Mortimer, J. 1901         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1903         (f)     4   -   0
Leonhardt, P.S. - Mortimer, J. 1904         (f)     6.5   -   1.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1905         (f)     4   -   0

Tournament data

Paris 1863     Café de la Régence Grand Tournoi    
  Mortimer, J. - Guibert, A.M.     0 - 1    
Paris 1865     Grand tournoi de la Régence    
  Mortimer, J. - Duclos, E.P.     1 - 0          Mortimer, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Mortimer, J. - Rosenthal, S.     0 - 1    
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     5  /  30
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     5  /  6
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     6  /  15
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     4  /  12
London, England 1886 (8)     British Chess Club Triangular Tournament     17  /  33
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     0  /  9
London, England 1888 (7)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     7.5  /  14
London, England 1888 (8)     British Chess Club Handicap     6.5  /  14
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     5.5  /  16
London, England 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     3  /  10
London, England 1890 (3)     British Chess Club - Manchester Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Miniati, N.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (4)     Simpson's Divan Handicap     5.5  /  12
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     8.5  /  19
London, England 1891 (2)     British Chess Club - City of London Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Zangwill, L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1891 (7)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney - Summer     5.5  /  9
London, England 1891 (8)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney     4  /  9
London, England 1892 (4)     7th British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     3.5  /  11
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Bilborough, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Cole, H.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (6)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     4  /  11
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Gattie, W.M.     1 - 0    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Ballard, W.R.     0 - 1    
Paris 1900     Paris International Tournament     3  /  18
London, England 1900 (2)     Simpson's Divan Tourney     0.5  /  4
Folkestone 1901 (1)     3nd Kent County Chess Association Congress - Section I     2  /  5
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     1  /  19
Tunbridge Wells 1902     4th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  9
Norwich, Norfolk 1902     Southern Counties Chess Union Tournament     2.5  /  11
Canterbury 1903     5th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  8
Plymouth 1903 (2)     Southern Counties Chess Union Congress - Class I, Section B     4.5  /  8
Brighton 1904     Brighton Tournament     5  /  8
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     4  /  16
Hastings 1904 (1)     London League - Three Unions Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Brown, Fred     0 - 1    
Hastings 1904 (5)     1st British Chess Federation Congress - 1st Class Amateur Section B     3.5  /  9
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     3.5  /  17
Southport 1905 (3)     2nd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section A     6.5  /  10
London, England 1905 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Hamond, F.E.     0 - 1    
Shrewsbury 1906 (3)     3rd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class Amateur Tournament     7  /  11
Ostend 1907 (3)     Ostend Master Tournament     5  /  28
London, England 1907 (6)     17th City of London Club Championship     4  /  17
London, England 1908     18th City of London Club Championship     10  /  19
London, England 1909 (2)     19th City of London Club Championship     5  /  17
London, England 1910 (2)     20th City of London Club Championship     6  /  17
London, England 1911 (2)     21st City of London Club Championship     2.5  /  16


Player information updated: 18 Mar. 2024