O'Sullivan, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1838  23  2153 (116) 3
1839  28  2169 (114) 0
1840  33  2185 (112) 0
1841  36  2201 (109) 0
1842  44  2217 (106) 0
1843  46  2232 (102) 0
1844  44  2248 (97) 0
1845  46  2264 (91) 8
1846  53  2256 (93) 0
1847  61  2248 (94) 0
1848  54  2239 (95) 0
1849  77  2231 (94) 0
1850  77  2223 (92) 0
1851  85  2215 (89) 0
1852  79  2206 (85) 0
1853  89  2198 (80) 0
1854  93  2190 (73) 5
1855  101  2183 (71) 27

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: O'Sullivan, John L.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Chess Monthly of Mar. 1860 (p.85) has 'J.S. O'Sullivan'. The Era of 9 Nov. 1862 (p.13) has 'Colonel Sulivan late American Ambassador at the Court of Lisbon'. I presume that this should be Colonel O'Sullivan.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 101, 109
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 402
   Kieseritzky, Cinquante Parties, page 12
Periodicals
   [BLL], 12 July 1840, page 2
   [BLL], 23 July 1843, page 2
   [BLL], 14 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 24 Jan. 1847, page 8
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 1860, page 352
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 1843, page 248
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 12, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1864, page 13
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 875, 1 July 1855, page 10
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1158, 2 Dec. 1860, page 13
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1259, 9 Nov. 1862, page 13
   [FLIN], 19 Jan. 1856
   [FLIN], 2 Feb. 1856
   [FLIN], 4 Oct. 1856
   [ILN], vol. 7, no. 187, 29 Nov. 1845, page 352
   [ILN], vol. 35, no. 1000, 29 Oct. 1859, page 428
   [NR], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1860, page 10, 30
   [NR], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1861, page 123
   [NYSP], 27 Oct. 1860
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 11, 15 Nov. 1845, page 524
   [SoT], 14 Feb. 1846

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

Picquet, A.F. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1838         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
O'Sullivan, J.L. - Spreckley, G.S. 1845         (s)     1   -   1
O'Sullivan, J.L. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1845         (c)     1   -   0
Horwitz, B. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1845         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Pulling, W. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1845         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1855         (f)     22.5   -   4.5

Tournament data

New York 1854     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  O'Sullivan, J.L. - Loyd, T.     2 - 3    


Player information updated: 27 Oct. 2019