Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  73  2078 (170) 20
1848  66  2090 (168) 0
1849  98  2102 (165) 0
1850  96  2115 (162) 0
1851  99  2127 (158) 0
1852  89  2139 (155) 0
1853  94  2151 (151) 0
1854  97  2164 (148) 0
1855  103  2176 (144) 0
1856  112  2188 (139) 0
1857  115  2201 (135) 0
1858  117  2213 (130) 0
1859  121  2225 (125) 0
1860  121  2237 (119) 0
1861  115  2250 (112) 0
1862  103  2262 (105) 0
1863  92  2274 (98) 0
1864  86  2286 (89) 0
1865  85  2299 (79) 0
1866  77  2311 (67) 16
1867  70  2321 (71) 0
1868  64  2331 (72) 0
1869  60  2341 (72) 0
1870  59  2351 (68) 0
1871  57  2361 (62) 0
1872  53  2371 (52) 11
1873  64  2346 (47) 13
1874  68  2329 (48) 0
1875  79  2313 (38) 59
1876  78  2308 (38) 26
1877  89  2281 (40) 19
1878  99  2252 (39) 28
1879  97  2261 (41) 17
1880  109  2260 (41) 26
1881  113  2278 (43) 12
1882  123  2272 (41) 16
1883  146  2262 (36) 37
1884  141  2283 (40) 18
1885  161  2267 (43) 16
1886  157  2274 (47) 11
1887  176  2257 (54) 1
1888  202  2233 (55) 2
1889  225  2202 (54) 13
1890  248  2199 (64) 1
1891  274  2184 (72) 1
1892  295  2170 (79) 0
1893  314  2156 (84) 0
1894  343  2143 (88) 1
1895  375  2121 (93) 0
1896  412  2100 (97) 1
1897  437  2085 (103) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Minchin, James Innes  
Born: 12 Mar. 1825
Died: 18 Jan. 1903
 
Notes:
Sergeant says he died in the last month of 1902 at age 78, whereas Gaige gives date of death as 18 Jan. 1903 at age 77.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 100, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 284
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 88, 192, 578
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 174
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 170, 241
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1934, 19 Aug. 1876, page 179
Web
   Lundy, Daryll.  [James Innes Minchin]
   Russell, Hanon W.  [The Match Steinitz v. Zukertort, Part Five], page 1
   Russell, Hanon W.  [The Match Steinitz v. Zukertort, Part One], page 1
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Agar, V. - Minchin, J.I. 1847         (c)     17.5   -   2.5
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (1)         (c)     17   -   13
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (2)         (c)     11   -   5
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1877         (f)     11.5   -   7.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (1)         (f)     2   -   0      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (2)         (f)     0.5   -   1.5      Zukertort, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Zukertort, J.H. - Minchin, J.I. 1879 (3)         (f)     1   -   0
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1880         (f)     12.5   -   3.5
Minchin, J.I. - Gattie, W.M. 1882         (f)     1   -   5      Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
Wayte, W. - Minchin, J.I. 1885         (f)     7   -   2

Tournament data

London, England 1866 (1)     1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6.5  /  14
London, England 1866 (2)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Burne, E.     2 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Green, S.J.     0 - 2          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of the move
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5  /  7
Glasgow and London, England 1872     Crystal Palace Meeting: Glasgow-London Telegraph Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ballard, W.R.     0 - 1    
  Minchin, J.I. - Heathcote, J.M.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Minchin, J.I. - Tennant, A.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Baxter, C.M.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Burt, J.N. (1)     1 - 0    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wisker, J.     1 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Minchin, J.I. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Oxford 1873     Bristol and Clifton Club - Oxford University Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     6  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     2.5  /  12
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     9  /  12
London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hoffer, L.     0 - 2    
London, England 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  14
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Coker, J.     0 - 1    
  Minchin, J.I. - Tudor, H.E.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1879 (3)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     7.5  /  12
London, England 1880 (1)     Lowenthal Challenge Cup Tournament    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wayte, W.     3.5 - 1.5    
  Minchin, J.I. - Lindsay, W.A.     4 - 1    
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Janssens, F.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1881 (3)     Lowenthal Challenge Cup Tournament     10  /  12
London, England 1882 (9)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
London, England 1883 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  12
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     12  /  25
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Perry, A.T.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1884 (8)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2.5  /  6
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Vyse, W.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     4  /  6
London, England 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Tinsley, S.     1 - 0    
London, England 1886 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     4  /  10
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, J.C.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ingoldsby, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1889 (7)     Saint George's Chess Club Championship     5  /  11
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hooke, G.A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wilmot, B.D.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, P.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Coxhead, J.G.L.     1 - 0    
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Passmore, S.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2021