Whiteman, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  100  2268 (91) 8
1861  85  2303 (87) 0
1862  67  2338 (83) 0
1863  42  2373 (77) 0
1864  35  2407 (68) 14
1865  30  2420 (74) 0
1866  31  2432 (78) 0
1867  27  2445 (79) 0
1868  25  2457 (79) 0
1869  24  2470 (77) 13

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Whiteman, James G.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Brennen gives 'James Whitman' in a game against Jellett in Philadelphia in 1864. I am guessing that this is James G. Whiteman. This may also be the 'Whitman' given by van Winsen on p.23 of his James Mason in America. The Era of 31 Jul. 1870 (p.7) has 'T.G. Whiteman'. Harding's Blackburne biography mentions as a participant in a blindfold simultaneous exhibition by Blackburne in Sheffield in Feb. 1873, a player named 'Whitman, the American consular agent in Huddersfield, who was said to be himself capable of conducting four simultaneous blindfold games', citing the Sheffield Daily Telegraph and other local sources. I suspect that this was James G. Whiteman.
 
References
Books
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 99
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 92
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 98
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 9
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 60, 319
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 27
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. III, page 102
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 86
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 30, 31 May 1868, page 6
   [Era], vol. 31, 28 Mar. 1869, page 4
   [Era], vol. 32, 31 July 1870, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 44, 20 Feb. 1864, page 195
   [NYC], 18 July 1868
   [PDEB], 30 July 1864
   [PDEB], 14 Jan. 1865
   [PDEB], 7 June 1867
Web
   Brennen, Neil.  [The Champion of the North: James Jellett's Adventures in American Chess]

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

Whiteman, J.G. - Maurian, C.A. 1864         (c)     7   -   1
Perrin, F. - Whiteman, J.G. 1864         (c)     1   -   1
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   2.5
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1860     1st Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament    
  Whiteman, J.G. - Houston, H.B.     3 - 0    
  Whiteman, J.G. - Patterson, J.     3 - 1    
  Whiteman, J.G. - Walker, W.L.     1 - 3    
Philadelphia 1864     Philadelphia Club Handicap     2  /  4      odds player in pawn and move class


Player information updated: 5 May 2020