Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  65  2074 (170) 20
1848  55  2086 (168) 0
1849  89  2098 (165) 0
1850  89  2110 (162) 0
1851  90  2122 (158) 0
1852  85  2134 (155) 0
1853  89  2147 (151) 0
1854  86  2159 (148) 0
1855  92  2171 (144) 0
1856  102  2183 (139) 0
1857  102  2195 (135) 0
1858  101  2208 (130) 0
1859  103  2220 (125) 0
1860  101  2232 (119) 0
1861  97  2244 (113) 0
1862  88  2256 (106) 0
1863  77  2268 (98) 0
1864  74  2281 (89) 0
1865  65  2293 (79) 0
1866  59  2305 (67) 16
1867  57  2315 (71) 0
1868  54  2325 (73) 0
1869  50  2335 (72) 0
1870  51  2345 (69) 0
1871  45  2355 (63) 0
1872  42  2365 (54) 10
1873  51  2344 (49) 12
1874  54  2324 (48) 0
1875  67  2303 (38) 59
1876  67  2302 (38) 26
1877  77  2281 (41) 19
1878  84  2262 (41) 26
1879  84  2264 (46) 12
1880  97  2266 (52) 0
1881  106  2268 (51) 2
1882  112  2271 (43) 16
1883  128  2263 (37) 37
1884  118  2286 (40) 18
1885  143  2269 (43) 16
1886  139  2277 (47) 11
1887  154  2259 (54) 1
1888  179  2235 (56) 2
1889  202  2204 (55) 13
1890  221  2202 (64) 1
1891  241  2187 (72) 1
1892  262  2173 (79) 0
1893  279  2159 (84) 0
1894  301  2145 (88) 1
1895  325  2123 (93) 0
1896  347  2101 (97) 1
1897  358  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
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     6.5  /  12
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 Oct. 2016