Bryan, Thomas




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1843  36  2291 (68) 26
1844  38  2294 (76) 0
1845  40  2298 (82) 0
1846  41  2301 (86) 0
1847  43  2304 (89) 0
1848  38  2308 (91) 0
1849  52  2311 (91) 0
1850  54  2314 (91) 0
1851  57  2318 (90) 0
1852  53  2321 (87) 0
1853  57  2324 (84) 0
1854  56  2328 (79) 0
1855  55  2331 (72) 0
1856  59  2334 (62) 0
1857  56  2338 (48) 65
1858  63  2326 (62) 0
1859  73  2313 (71) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Bryan, Thomas Jefferson  
Born: 1803
Died: 15 May 1870
 
Notes:
Hooper and Whyld give birth date as c1800; Gaige gives c1803. Spinrad gives 'Brian' from The Chess Player. Listed in error as 'Jefferson, B.T.' on Sarah's Morphy contenders page and her Sacrificial Morphy page. A 'Bryant' is listed as a member of the Cercle des Echecs in Paris in 1845, but I suspect this should be 'Bryan, T.' (Le Palamède, 1845, p.135).
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 30, 35, 94
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 86, 510
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 56
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 47
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 51
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 70
Periodicals
   [BLL], 18 May 1845, page 4
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 29
   [CPC], vol. 5, Apr. 1844, page 115
   [CPC], vol. 6, June 1845, page 179, 187
   [Pal], vol. 3, 15 July 1843, page 329
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Mar. 1845, page 135
   [Pal], vol. 5, 15 Sep. 1845, page 403
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sarah.  [The Sacrificial Morphy]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4259. Staunton v Saint Amant]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Bryan, T.J. 1843 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   11.5      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and three moves
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Bryan, T.J. 1843 (2)         (c)     5   -   1      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and three moves
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (1)         (c)     33.5   -   21.5      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1857 (2)         (c)     8   -   2      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and three moves
Morphy, P.C. - Bryan, T.J. 1859         (c)     2   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017