Hannah, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1846  50  2239 (74) 8
1847  52  2259 (73) 0
1848  44  2279 (69) 11
1849  57  2282 (76) 0
1850  62  2285 (80) 0
1851  64  2289 (83) 0
1852  60  2292 (84) 0
1853  66  2295 (84) 0
1854  65  2299 (82) 0
1855  63  2302 (79) 0
1856  70  2305 (74) 6
1857  66  2319 (67) 21
1858  67  2321 (69) 0
1859  71  2322 (69) 0
1860  74  2324 (65) 1
1861  65  2341 (60) 0
1862  53  2359 (50) 30

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hannah, James Washington  
Born: 1826
Died: 22 Jan. 1863
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'W. Hannah' who appears in Tomlinson's Chess Player's Annual 1856, and in the Era of 25 May 1862 (p.5) and 20 Jul. 1862 (p.5), is actually James Washington Hannah. The latter is given as 'J. Hannah' on p.173 of Löwenthal's book of the 1862 Congress in London, but as 'J.W. Hannah' on p.xl.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 161
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 37, 575
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 41
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page 173, xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 94, 115
   Tomlinson, Chess Player's Annual 1856, page 245
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [Era], vol. 24, 25 May 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Era], vol. 25, 1 Feb. 1863, page 7
   [NYC], 7 Mar. 1863
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Staunton, H. - Hannah, J.W. 1846         (f)     5.5   -   2.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of a knight
Williams, E. (1) - Hannah, J.W. 1848         (f)     7   -   4
MacGregor, E.A.M. - Hannah, J.W. 1856         (f)     4.5   -   1.5
Hannah, J.W. - Lowe, E. 1857         (f)     13   -   8
MacDonnell, G.A. - Hannah, J.W. 1862         (f)     2.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

London, England 1860 (3)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Hannah, J.W. - Arndt, A.     1 - 0          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of a knight
  Hannah, J.W. - Wormald, R.B.     0 - 1    
London, England 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Hannah, J.W. - Mongredien, A. (1)     0 - 1    
London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     4.5  /  11
London, England 1862 (4)     British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Hannah, J.W. - Young, H.T.     2 - 0          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Falkbeer, E.K.     2 - 0          Falkbeer, E.K. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Deacon, F.H.     0.5 - 1.5          Deacon, F.H. gave odds of the move
  Hannah, J.W. - Deacon, F.H.     0.5 - 1.5    
  Hannah, J.W. - Green, V.     2 - 0    
  Hannah, J.W. - Solomons, S.     3 - 2          Hannah, J.W. gave odds of the move


Player information updated: 30 Dec. 2020