Smith, Thomas (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  246  1914 (149) 1
1870  285  1912 (145) 1
1871  299  1903 (144) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Thomas (1)  
Born: 4 Nov. 1838
Died: 21 Mar. 1871
 
Notes:
This Thomas Smith was a problem composer and played in London in 1868-1871. He died 21-03-1871 at age 35 according to the Illustrated London News; Gaige has the same date of death but gives birth date as 04-11-1838, which would make him only age 32 at his death. This date of death makes him clearly distinct from the T. Smith who played at Harrogate in 1888. There was also a Thomas Smith of Huddersfield in 1869, who might have been one or the other of these two players (Illustrated London News, 12 June 1869, p.603), as well as a 'T.A. Smith' at the Yorkshire meeting of 1852 (Chess Player's Chronicle, Nov. 1852, p.343).
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 396
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 5
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 14
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 145
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, Dec. 1863, page 174
   [Era], vol. 26, 21 Aug. 1864, page 14
   [Era], vol. 27, 19 Mar. 1865, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 52, 1 Feb. 1868, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 56, 19 Mar. 1870, page 307
   [ILN], vol. 58, 1 Apr. 1871, page 322
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1870, page 56

Tournament data

London 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Smith, T. (1) - Blackburne, J.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Smith, T. (1) - Hewitt, T.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1871 (2)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 2    
  Smith, T. (1) - Godfrey     0 - 2          Smith, T. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1871 (5)     City of London Club Handicap - Consolation Tournament    
  Smith, T. (1) - Fenton, R.H.F.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016