Leonard, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  23  2468 (57) 7
1861  18  2491 (42) 118
1862  20  2481 (59) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Leonard, James A.  
Born: 6 Nov. 1841
Died: 26 Sep. 1862
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 245
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 69
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 8, 73
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 93
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 133
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 4, Nov. 1860, page 337
   [CPC], vol. 3, Apr. 1861, page 117
   [Era], vol. 24, 19 Jan. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 25, 9 Nov. 1862, page 13
   [NYC], 23 Mar. 1861
   [NYC], 17 Aug. 1861
   [NYC], 11 Oct. 1862
   [NYC], 18 Oct. 1862
   [NYC], 10 Jan. 1863
   [NYTi], vol. 9, 9 Dec. 1859, page 1
Web
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [When Blindfold Chess Became Easy], page 7
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess Prodigies]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3451. James A. Leonard]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4087. James A. Leonard]
   Winter, Edward.  [James A. Leonard]

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

Morphy, P.C. - Leonard, J.A. 1860         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Leonard, J.A. - Thompson, J. (1) 1861         (c)     9   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Perrin, F. 1861 (1)         (c)     2   -   1
Johnson (1) - Leonard, J.A. 1861         (c)     1   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Dwight, W. 1861 (1)         (c)     1   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Dwight, W. 1861 (2)         (f)     6.5   -   3.5
Montgomery, H.P. - Leonard, J.A. 1861         (c)     9   -   5
Thomas, W.G. - Leonard, J.A. 1861         (c)     9   -   7
Leonard, J.A. - Lewis, S. 1861         (c)     3.5   -   2.5
Leonard, J.A. - Elson, J. 1861         (c)     4   -   4
Leonard, J.A. - Reichhelm, G.C. 1861         (c)     4   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Overman, W.W. 1861         (c)     2   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Marache, N. 1861         (c)     4.5   -   0.5
Leonard, J.A. - Warner, J.C. 1861         (c)     2   -   4      Leonard, J.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Leonard, J.A. - Perrin, F. 1861 (2)         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Leonard, J.A. - Brown, T.M. 1861         (c)     3   -   3
Leonard, J.A. - Perrin, F. 1862         (c)     2   -   0

Tournament data

New York 1860 (3)     2nd Free Tournament    
  Leonard, J.A. - Barnett, J.P.     4 - 2    
New York 1861 (1)     3rd Free Tournament    
  Leonard, J.A. - Horner, W.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Leonard, J.A. - Loyd, S.     2 - 1    
  Leonard, J.A. - Koppel, C.     2 - 0    
  Leonard, J.A. - Barnett, J.P.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Leonard, J.A. - Marache, N.     3.5 - 0.5    
New York 1861 (2)     New York Chess Club Grand Tournament    
  Leonard, J.A. - Thompson, J. (1)     2 - 0    
  Leonard, J.A. - Barnett, J.P.     2 - 0    
  Leonard, J.A. - Loyd, S.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 28 May 2016