Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  73  2078 (170) 20
1848  67  2090 (168) 0
1849  100  2103 (165) 0
1850  99  2115 (162) 0
1851  100  2127 (158) 0
1852  91  2140 (155) 0
1853  95  2152 (151) 0
1854  98  2164 (148) 0
1855  104  2176 (144) 0
1856  113  2189 (139) 0
1857  113  2201 (135) 0
1858  116  2213 (130) 0
1859  120  2226 (124) 0
1860  121  2238 (119) 0
1861  115  2250 (112) 0
1862  103  2262 (105) 0
1863  93  2275 (98) 0
1864  88  2287 (89) 0
1865  86  2299 (79) 0
1866  74  2311 (66) 16
1867  70  2322 (71) 0
1868  69  2332 (72) 0
1869  65  2343 (71) 0
1870  64  2353 (68) 0
1871  60  2363 (62) 0
1872  55  2374 (52) 11
1873  63  2348 (47) 13
1874  68  2331 (47) 0
1875  83  2313 (37) 60
1876  77  2311 (38) 26
1877  89  2284 (40) 19
1878  103  2254 (39) 28
1879  100  2261 (41) 17
1880  109  2259 (41) 26
1881  115  2275 (43) 12
1882  125  2268 (41) 16
1883  147  2258 (36) 37
1884  144  2279 (40) 18
1885  163  2261 (42) 16
1886  159  2267 (47) 11
1887  186  2247 (53) 1
1888  210  2221 (54) 3
1889  237  2192 (54) 13
1890  258  2190 (64) 1
1891  291  2174 (72) 1
1892  311  2161 (79) 0
1893  327  2148 (84) 0
1894  354  2135 (88) 1
1895  397  2114 (93) 0
1896  430  2092 (97) 1
1897  458  2077 (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. The Chess Players' Chronicle of Jun. 1875 (p.284) has 'J.S. Minchin' in error.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 100, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 284
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 88, 192, 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 120, 197, 258
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 174
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 170, 241
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 9, June 1875, page 284
   [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.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    
Cheltenham 1875     Cheltenham - Clifton 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 1888 (5)     Oxford University - Saint George's Club Match    
  Minchin, J.I. - Barnett, R.W.     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: 19 Aug. 2022