Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  65  2077 (170) 20
1848  55  2089 (168) 0
1849  89  2102 (165) 0
1850  87  2114 (162) 0
1851  89  2126 (158) 0
1852  84  2138 (155) 0
1853  86  2151 (151) 0
1854  89  2163 (148) 0
1855  93  2175 (144) 0
1856  105  2188 (139) 0
1857  105  2200 (135) 0
1858  105  2212 (130) 0
1859  108  2224 (125) 0
1860  105  2237 (119) 0
1861  104  2249 (112) 0
1862  93  2261 (105) 0
1863  81  2273 (98) 0
1864  79  2286 (89) 0
1865  74  2298 (79) 0
1866  60  2310 (67) 16
1867  56  2321 (71) 0
1868  51  2332 (72) 0
1869  49  2343 (72) 0
1870  49  2354 (69) 0
1871  47  2365 (63) 0
1872  44  2376 (53) 11
1873  54  2352 (48) 12
1874  62  2329 (48) 0
1875  73  2307 (38) 59
1876  71  2303 (38) 26
1877  82  2277 (41) 19
1878  89  2248 (40) 28
1879  92  2256 (46) 12
1880  100  2260 (52) 0
1881  110  2265 (51) 2
1882  117  2269 (43) 16
1883  133  2263 (37) 37
1884  121  2286 (40) 18
1885  146  2269 (43) 16
1886  141  2277 (47) 11
1887  156  2259 (54) 1
1888  179  2235 (56) 2
1889  206  2204 (55) 13
1890  226  2202 (64) 1
1891  244  2186 (72) 1
1892  264  2172 (79) 0
1893  283  2158 (84) 0
1894  307  2144 (88) 1
1895  328  2122 (93) 0
1896  349  2100 (97) 1
1897  360  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
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 174
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 170, 241
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 69, 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
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 1866 (1)     1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6.5  /  14
London 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 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5  /  7
Glasgow and London 1872     Crystal Palace Meeting: Glasgow-London Telegraph Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
London 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 (1)     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 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
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 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     2.5  /  12
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     9  /  12
London 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hoffer, L.     0 - 2    
London 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  14
London 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London 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 1879 (3)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     7.5  /  12
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Janssens, F.G.     1.5 - 0.5    
London 1882 (9)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
London 1883 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     9  /  12
London 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     12  /  25
London 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Perry, A.T.     1.5 - 0.5    
London 1884 (8)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     6  /  10
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2.5  /  6
London 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Vyse, W.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1885 (6)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     4  /  6
London 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Tinsley, S.     1 - 0    
London 1886 (4)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     4  /  10
London 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, F.     1 - 0    
London 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, F.     1 - 0    
London 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Anger, F.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Ingoldsby, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1889 (7)     Saint George's Chess Club Championship     5  /  11
London 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Hooke, G.A.     1 - 0    
London 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Wilmot, B.D.     1 - 0    
London 1896 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Howell, P.     0 - 1    
London 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Coxhead, J.G.L.     1 - 0    
London 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Passmore, S.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018