Ware, Preston




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  126  2172 (61) 27
1859  124  2214 (58) 4
1860  97  2278 (52) 30
1861  98  2281 (53) 34
1862  98  2277 (62) 0
1863  96  2273 (68) 0
1864  97  2269 (71) 0
1865  96  2265 (70) 3
1866  92  2288 (72) 0
1867  74  2312 (71) 0
1868  68  2335 (67) 0
1869  60  2358 (60) 2
1870  55  2377 (51) 15
1871  62  2361 (52) 15
1872  59  2358 (57) 0
1873  61  2355 (58) 0
1874  62  2351 (53) 32
1875  77  2320 (53) 5
1876  83  2300 (51) 14
1877  86  2291 (58) 0
1878  91  2282 (60) 0
1879  96  2273 (57) 0
1880  108  2264 (50) 17
1881  107  2290 (51) 0
1882  97  2316 (45) 31
1883  122  2300 (57) 1
1884  149  2280 (65) 0
1885  172  2260 (69) 0
1886  196  2241 (71) 0
1887  218  2221 (70) 0
1888  237  2201 (67) 20

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ware, Preston  
   Also known as: Preston Ware Jr.
Born: 12 Aug. 1821
Died: 29 Jan. 1890
 
Notes:
Hooper and Whyld (1st ed.) give birth year 1820, but correct it to 1821 in the 2nd edition. Sarah's Morphy website gives his name as 'G. Preston Ware'?
 
References
Books
   American Chess Association, Constitution of the American Chess Association, page 2
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 385
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 456
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 85, 89, 107, 136
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 130, 181, 581
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 286
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 148
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 333, 375
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 399, 445
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 12
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 97
   Winter, Kings, Commoners and Knaves, page 81
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 3, no. 1, July 1899, page 17
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 295, 16 Dec. 1871, page 3
   [BDE], vol. 31, no. 299, 21 Dec. 1871, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 1859, page 343
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1860, page 81
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 320
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 36
   [DCJ], vol. 8, no. 60, Feb. 1875, page 100
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1739, 21 Jan. 1872, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 56, no. 1580, 12 Feb. 1870, page 186
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1688, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 13, Jan. 1875, page 33
   [NYC], 21 Mar. 1863
   [NYC], 27 Feb. 1869
   [NYC], 31 Jan. 1874
   [SoT], 23 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 15 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
Web
   Sarah.  [Mandarins of the Yellow Buttons]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Scandal of 1880, Part 1], page 2

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

Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (1)         (f)     3   -   2
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (2)         (f)     3   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of a knight
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (3)         (f)     4   -   1      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (4)         (f)     3   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1858 (5)         (f)     0.5   -   5.5      Hammond, G. gave odds of a rook
Morphy, P.C. - Ware, P. 1859         (c)     4   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1860 (1)         (f)     0   -   2      Hammond, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1860 (2)         (f)     10   -   13
Montgomery, H.P. - Ware, P. 1860         (s)     4   -   1
Hammond, G. - Ware, P. 1861         (f)     18.5   -   15.5
Wells, F. - Ware, P. 1865         (c)     2   -   1
Ware, P. - Delmar, E. (1) 1870         (c)     6   -   4
Ware, P. - Hammond, G. 1870         (f)     2   -   1
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   0.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (2)         (c)     0.5   -   6.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (3)         (f)     7   -   3
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (4)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5
Judd, M. - Ware, P. 1875         (f)     4   -   1
Ware, P. - Ryan, J.S. 1883         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Boston, Massachusetts 1858     Boston Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Richardson, H.     1 - 0    
New York 1869 (4)     New York Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Jones, W.B.     2 - 0    
New York 1870 (1)     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  Ware, P. - Barnett, J.P.     0 - 1    
New York 1870 (4)     Brooklyn Club - Cafe International Team Match     1  /  1
Cleveland 1871 (1)     2nd American Chess Congress - 1st Class Tournament     7  /  15
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     4  /  14
New York 1880 (1)     5th American Chess Congress     5.5  /  17
Vienna 1882 (2)     Vienna International Tournament     8  /  31
Boston, Massachusetts 1888     Paine Tournament     9  /  20


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022