Minchin, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  64  2075 (170) 20
1848  55  2087 (168) 0
1849  90  2099 (165) 0
1850  89  2111 (162) 0
1851  89  2124 (158) 0
1852  84  2136 (155) 0
1853  87  2148 (152) 0
1854  88  2160 (148) 0
1855  93  2172 (144) 0
1856  104  2184 (139) 0
1857  104  2197 (135) 0
1858  103  2209 (130) 0
1859  105  2221 (125) 0
1860  104  2233 (119) 0
1861  101  2245 (113) 0
1862  90  2258 (106) 0
1863  80  2270 (98) 0
1864  78  2282 (89) 0
1865  71  2294 (79) 0
1866  63  2306 (67) 16
1867  59  2316 (71) 0
1868  55  2326 (73) 0
1869  50  2336 (72) 0
1870  50  2346 (69) 0
1871  46  2355 (63) 0
1872  42  2365 (54) 10
1873  50  2344 (49) 12
1874  57  2322 (48) 0
1875  70  2301 (38) 59
1876  71  2298 (38) 26
1877  80  2272 (41) 19
1878  88  2245 (40) 28
1879  91  2253 (46) 12
1880  97  2258 (52) 0
1881  108  2263 (51) 2
1882  115  2269 (43) 16
1883  128  2263 (37) 37
1884  120  2286 (40) 18
1885  144  2269 (43) 16
1886  139  2277 (47) 11
1887  156  2260 (54) 1
1888  179  2236 (56) 2
1889  203  2206 (55) 13
1890  223  2204 (64) 1
1891  243  2189 (72) 1
1892  261  2175 (79) 0
1893  278  2160 (84) 0
1894  301  2146 (88) 1
1895  329  2124 (93) 0
1896  348  2102 (97) 1
1897  357  2087 (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 - 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: 16 Jul. 2017