Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  65  2077 (170) 20
1848  56  2090 (168) 0
1849  89  2102 (165) 0
1850  89  2114 (162) 0
1851  89  2126 (158) 0
1852  83  2139 (155) 0
1853  85  2151 (151) 0
1854  87  2163 (148) 0
1855  93  2176 (144) 0
1856  104  2188 (139) 0
1857  106  2200 (135) 0
1858  105  2212 (130) 0
1859  107  2225 (125) 0
1860  106  2237 (119) 0
1861  103  2249 (112) 0
1862  92  2261 (106) 0
1863  80  2274 (98) 0
1864  80  2286 (89) 0
1865  73  2298 (79) 0
1866  60  2310 (67) 16
1867  55  2321 (71) 0
1868  51  2332 (72) 0
1869  50  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  2330 (48) 0
1875  73  2307 (38) 59
1876  71  2304 (38) 26
1877  81  2277 (41) 19
1878  88  2249 (40) 28
1879  91  2256 (46) 12
1880  100  2260 (52) 0
1881  110  2265 (51) 2
1882  117  2270 (43) 16
1883  133  2264 (37) 37
1884  121  2286 (40) 18
1885  146  2269 (43) 16
1886  142  2277 (47) 11
1887  157  2259 (54) 1
1888  179  2235 (56) 2
1889  206  2205 (55) 13
1890  227  2202 (64) 1
1891  247  2186 (72) 1
1892  266  2172 (79) 0
1893  284  2158 (84) 0
1894  307  2144 (88) 1
1895  330  2122 (93) 0
1896  351  2100 (97) 1
1897  365  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