Bryan, Thomas




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1843  37  2286 (68) 26
1844  37  2289 (76) 0
1845  39  2292 (82) 0
1846  43  2295 (86) 0
1847  44  2298 (89) 0
1848  41  2301 (91) 0
1849  52  2304 (91) 0
1850  55  2307 (91) 0
1851  59  2310 (90) 0
1852  54  2313 (87) 0
1853  59  2316 (84) 0
1854  59  2319 (78) 0
1855  58  2322 (71) 0
1856  62  2325 (62) 0
1857  60  2328 (48) 65
1858  68  2316 (61) 0
1859  79  2304 (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
   [PDEB], 3 June 1870
   [TFF], 27 May 1870
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: 5 May 2020